commentary & analysis
Working with a wide-ranging community of experts and stakeholders, the Climate and Advanced Energy Program provides timely commentary and analysis on the geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geophysical tends in the global energy transition.
EnergySource Jul 28, 2021
These military veterans are solving our energy and climate problems, one idea at a time
By Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows, Cohort 2
A series of policy papers focusing a host of topics from Just Transition policy in Colorado, to hydrokinetic energy in rural areas, to port decarbonization strategies, all written by the Atlantic Council’s Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows.
EnergySource Jul 17, 2021
Hydrogen: Australia’s new liquefied natural gas
By Mary-Rose de Valladares
Australia aims to be a leading producer and exporter of green hydrogen by 2030. It is already the world’s largest exporter of coal and the second largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In response to climate change, Australia is emulating its own LNG export success in order to position itself for a new role as a major hydrogen producer and exporter.
EnergySource Jul 15, 2021
Fit for 55: Reshaping global climate leadership and transatlantic cooperation
By The Global Energy Center
Global Energy Experts analyze the impact and highlights from the newly released European Union “Fit for 55” climate action package.
EnergySource Jun 17, 2021
Why the Arctic matters
By Julia Nesheiwat
The Arctic may appear a faraway place with little significance to most societies, but its safety and security are vital to the entire planet. Its unique yet fragile ecosystem, abundance of natural resources and opportunities, and wealth of human history and cultures make it absolutely essential.
EnergySource Jun 10, 2021
Biden-Harris administration hundred-day supply chain review: Key takeaways for minerals security in the energy transition
By Reed Blakemore
The White House has recently released findings from a hundred-day review of supply chains, which included specific recommendations for securing key minerals and metals critical to the energy transition. This report serves as an important first step as the United States begins to address the mineral supply chain challenge, and highlights several important themes policymakers will continue to grapple with as they search for solutions.
EnergySource May 14, 2021
Gigaton carbon removal and the Paris Climate Agreement
By Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux and Doug Hollett
As the United States looks to meet its ambitious climate goals, increased development and deployment of carbon removal technology is crucial. However, in order to scale the technology to the level necessary, the entire value chain must be activated and incentivized.
research & reports
Leveraging its broad network of experts, the Climate and Advanced Energy Program produces in-depth research and reports to help governments, industry, and civil society reap the benefits of climate action and clean energy leadership amid pervasive political and technological uncertainty.
Issue briefs and reports May 25, 2021
Preparing for decarbonization: Reforming US power markets for the energy transition
By Ben Hertz-Shargel
Deficiencies in the US power sector, paired with the increasing intermittency of renewables on the grid, pose challenges to meeting heightened clean electricity goals. In this report, GEC senior fellow Ben Hertz-Shargel evaluates the policy, market, and technological challenges and opportunities for power sector decarbonization.
Issue briefs and reports Apr 19, 2021
Four things to know about environmental justice
By Clinton Britt, Andrea Clabough, and David Goldwyn
Environmental justice (EJ) has become a driving theme in the mainstream energy and climate policy discourse, and EJ considerations have been at the forefront of the most substantial energy, climate, environmental, and infrastructure policy and personnel decisions of the new Biden-Harris administration. What does environmental justice mean, how has it evolved in recent years, and how might environmental justice guiding concepts, analytical frameworks, and goals become actionable policy under this administration?
Report Mar 31, 2021
Raising US climate ambition in advance of COP26: An economic and national security imperative
By Margaret Jackson, Zachary Strauss
In advance of the annual UN Climate Summit in Glasgow this November, the United States must raise its clean energy and climate ambitions and reassert global climate leadership. If left unchecked, climate change will continue to exact a heavy economic toll on the United States and threaten US national security interests and American lives.
climate and advanced energy events
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