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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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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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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.

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Tue, Oct 15, 2019

The civilian-military nexus and the role of innovation in nuclear energy event recap

On October 15, 2019, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted a roundtable discussion, as part of the Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition (NENSC), to discuss the role of nuclear energy innovation in the civilian-military nexus.

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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

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

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Cohen in Forbes: Making History: U.S. Exports More Petroleum Than It Imports In September and October

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Blakemore quoted in Euronews on Bolivia’s ousting of Evo Morales

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas China

Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Launches Veterans Advanced Energy Project

New initiative to incubate new generation of veterans to lead advanced energy economy WASHINGTON, DC – November 22, 2019 – The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the launch of its Veterans Advanced Energy Project. This innovative initiative will recruit, equip, and empower a new generation of veterans, servicemembers, and military spouses to serve […]

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Renewables & Advanced Energy United States and Canada

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Misch in Energy News Network: Commentary: In clean energy transition, military veterans play key role

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance
Oil rig

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Finding a path forward for oil and gas companies in the energy transition

2019 appears to be ending bleakly for the old guard of the energy sector—recent third quarter (Q3) reporting paints a gloomy picture: across the industry, profits have plummeted despite rising oil production. Observers have blamed those results on several potentially transitory headwinds, but are they actually what's driving the concerning outlook?

EnergySource by Reed Blakemore and David Yellen

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas