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Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum to be Held in Abu Dhabi on January 10-12, 2020

Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 18, 2019 – The fourth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 10-12, 2020, again kicking off Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The three-day high-level event gathers international and regional political, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year ahead and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system. The 2020 conference will focus on the role of oil and gas in the energy transition, financing the future of energy, and interconnections in a new era of geopolitics. Following up on the 2019 Global Energy Forum’s regional focus on East Asia, the 2020 Forum will emphasize South and Southeast Asia as a growing demand center.

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Featured in-depth research & reports

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NEW ISSUE BRIEF: The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

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Global Energy Center events

The Global Energy Center regularly convenes government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to discuss pragmatic solutions to the challenges presented by the rapidly changing energy landscape, working to enhance energy security for countries and individuals around the world.

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The future of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream: The impact of sanctions legislation

Throughout 2019, Congress has launched multiple legislative efforts to halt Kremlin aggression through stronger sanctions against the Kremlin and its proxies. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes sanctions against companies involved in building the nearly-finished Russian natural gas pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream.

2:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.

3:00pm Washington DC

Past events

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Postponed: The State of Ukraine’s Energy Sector

Razumkov Centre experts present on the role of Ukraine’s energy sector in the global energy landscape. Panel discussions focus on the current state of energy in Ukraine, immediate and long-term strategies for reform and development, and Ukraine’s place in the global energy sector.

2:30pm Washington DC

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

The Current Energy Scenario in Bangladesh and Future Possibilities: A Conversation with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury

This year’s Global Energy Forum features Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, power, energy, and mineral resources affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh. The Global Energy Center had the chance to host an event with him at Atlantic Council headquarters in October 2019 to discuss Bangladesh’s energy prospects and priorities in an increasingly interconnected region.

3:00pm Washington DC

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Experts

Content

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Blakemore quoted in EuroNews on carbon markets and COP25

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Sun, Dec 8, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: A simple solution to LNG bind 

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Bryza quoted in Turkey’s Daily Sabah Newspaper on U.S.-Turkey liquid natural gas trade

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Bryza joins Al Jazeera to discuss the Turkey-Libya maritime boundary agreement and tensions in the Mediterranean

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economy & Business

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

The Neue Ostpolitik approach to Nord Stream 2: A legal fiction carried a little too far

Some Nord Stream 2 proponents invoke the Ostpolitik of the late Cold War, which involved West German cooperation with Moscow on Russian energy exports to Western Europe. But this time around, Europe does not need additional Russian gas volumes and its position is in opposition to the views of most of Eastern Europe. From this perspective, Nord Stream 2 is flawed Ostpolitik.

EnergySource by Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Arslan and Bryza quoted in Anadolu Agency article on Turkey’s energy sector and US-Turkey energy cooperation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

What does a sunset coal industry tell oil producers about peak demand?

When it eventually peaks, a look at coal gives a glimpse of what could happen in other sectors. Peak demand does not mean consumption will fall off a cliff—coal demand has so far plateaued at or near records, with pockets of growth still around. What could this mean for oil?

EnergySource by Henning Gloystein

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Sun, Dec 1, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Future of gas in Europe and what it means for Cyprus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Bryza in Kyiv Post: Matthew Bryza: Rosneft undermining Venezuela and Iran sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy Economic Sanctions

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Is Rosneft undermining “maximum pressure” on Venezuela and Iran as Trump looks away?

US President Donald Trump is conducting policies of “maximum pressure” on two countries, Venezuela and Iran. In Venezuela, Russia’s state-owned oil company, Rosneft, actively undercuts this US policy by helping them circumvent Washington’s tough economic sanctions. Why doesn't Washington apply broad sanctions against the giant Russian company?

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza

Economic Sanctions Energy Markets & Governance

Events

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The future of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream: The impact of sanctions legislation

Throughout 2019, Congress has launched multiple legislative efforts to halt Kremlin aggression through stronger sanctions against the Kremlin and its proxies. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes sanctions against companies involved in building the nearly-finished Russian natural gas pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream.

2:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.

3:00pm Washington DC