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Featured: 2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

On August 13, 2019, over 165 veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military spouses, and energy professionals convened in downtown Chicago for the Atlantic Council Veterans Advanced Energy Summit to discuss the intersection of national security and advanced energy. The Summit addressed key energy sector developments, both domestic and global, enabled participants to engage with business, military, and political leaders, and provided jobseekers and interested individuals with new opportunities in the clean energy field.

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Tue, Aug 13, 2019

2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

On August 13, 2019, over 165 veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military spouses, and energy professionals convened in downtown Chicago for the Atlantic Council Veterans Advanced Energy Summit to discuss the intersection of national security and advanced energy.

8:30am Chicago Illinois

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Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Amb. Richard L. Morningstar’s address to the 27th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum

The 27th Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Economic and Environmental Forum aimed to promote economic progress and security in the OSCE area through energy co-operation, new technologies, good governance and connectivity in the digital era. The following is Amb. Richard Morningstar’s address to OSCE country representatives in Prague on September 11, 2019. […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Richard L. Morningstar

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Aug 12, 2019

The Chinese export We should be targeting: Climate change

The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has aimed to reduce the trade deficit, but the volleys of tariffs between the US and China have impacted industries from railways to energy, and even required an aid package to keep the agriculture industry afloat. However, US trade policy should instead focus on a more menacing and enduring Chinese export, one that it does not send to the United States but whose emissions […]

EnergySource by David Yellen

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Aug 5, 2019

Bell in Utility Dive: Ohio nuclear and coal bailout is a loss for nuclear power and the climate

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nuclear Energy Renewables & Advanced Energy

Sun, Jul 7, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: BP’s review of world energy reflects rising global concerns

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oil and Gas Renewables & Advanced Energy

Wed, Jul 3, 2019

Urbanization and the growing demand for cooling in a warming climate: Buildings as a critical resource

One of the key drivers of increasing global electricity demand is urbanization. Although urbanization rates in industrial countries are generally above 75 percent, urbanization is still in a relatively early stage in developing countries. This is especially true in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia, where electricity growth is rising rapidly and the share […]

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Beck in Bloomberg: INSIGHT: Hydrogen may be the next clean energy game changer

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Bipartisanship should prevail in the electrification of the transportation sector

Addressing climate change has become a leading topic of bipartisan discussion within the 116th Congress, with a growing number of Republicans publicly emphasizing innovation and global technological leadership. Both are central factors in the overarching dialogue around vehicle electrification, which should resonate with policy makers from both sides of the aisle. An electrification strategy to […]

EnergySource by Cherie Wilson

Americas Energy Transitions

Tue, Aug 13, 2019

2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

On August 13, 2019, over 165 veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military spouses, and energy professionals convened in downtown Chicago for the Atlantic Council Veterans Advanced Energy Summit to discuss the intersection of national security and advanced energy.

8:30am Chicago Illinois

Tue, May 7, 2019

How to end a decade of US energy policy drought and fight climate change

The last major energy legislation the United States passed was back in 2007, when President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act, better known for establishing the renewable fuels standard. In 2009, renewable energy and energy efficiency received a game-changing boost through the economic stimulus package, or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Debra Greenspan

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Fri, Apr 12, 2019

The clean energy innovation trap: Climate policy is still essential

While serving as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s director of the US Office of Scientific Research and Development in 1944, Vannevar Bush wrote: “Basic research is the pacemaker for technological progress.” He championed the idea of a sequential relationship between government-funded research and development (R&D) and innovation. In his view, the government provides funding for basic research, […]

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy