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Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The European Green Deal, energy security, and the future transatlantic agenda

A presentation and fireside chat on the European Green Deal and the future transatlantic agenda with H.E. Ditte Juul Jørgensen, director general for energy, European Commission.

9:00am 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

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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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Veterans Advanced Energy Project (VAEP)

The Veterans Advanced Energy Project is designed to drive U.S. leadership in advanced energy by recruiting, equipping and empowering military veterans who understand the importance of the evolving energy landscape to our future security and prosperity.

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Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The European Green Deal, energy security, and the future transatlantic agenda

A presentation and fireside chat on the European Green Deal and the future transatlantic agenda with H.E. Ditte Juul Jørgensen, director general for energy, European Commission.

9:00am Washington DC

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Sheldon Whitehouse implores US leaders to get serious about carbon capture and climate policy

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) blasted the US Government for its delay in implementing carbon capture and storage (CCS) legislation and the US Congress for refusing to adopt serious carbon pricing reform during remarks to the Atlantic Council on February 4. Whitehouse rebuked the US Department of the Treasury for dragging its feet on implementing the ”45Q” CCS tax credit.

New Atlanticist by Zachary Strauss

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada
Aurora borealis

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

CCS in Norway: Propelling global innovation for decarbonization

Northern Lights, a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project backed, in part, by the Norwegian government is set to bolster European and global carbon capture innovation, accelerating climate progress and exemplifying the next wave of global CCS facilities.

EnergySource by Lee Beck

Climate Change & Climate Action Northern Europe

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

What will Brexit mean for energy markets?

“Initial indications are that post-Brexit Britain will pay less attention to issues concerning climate change despite the fact that it is to hold COP 26 in Glasgow in November,” John Roberts says.

New Atlanticist by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Livingston quoted in Energy Intelligence on US politics and climate change

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment
Nuclear cooling towers

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Energy and the threat

Nuclear energy is our greatest asset in the fight against climate change. In my view, success in the struggle against climate change likely is simply not possible without a robust and immediate commitment to nuclear power.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions
Building in Beijing

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

China’s vision for community with a shared future for humanity belies actual action

For China to truly back the its vision of a “shared future” with action, it must drastically reduce its own carbon emissions at home and discontinue investing abroad in carbon-intensive infrastructure through its Belt and Road Initiative.

EnergySource by Craig Hart

China Energy Transitions
Wind turbines

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

The quiet energy transition sweeping the Midwest

A quiet energy revolution is taking hold in the American Midwest, creating a tipping point for the nation as a whole—lower-carbon natural gas and renewables are pushing out coal as the low-cost fuel for power generation.

EnergySource by Craig Hart

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Livingston quoted in Oil Price on the World Future Energy Summit and the grid of the future

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas Energy & Environment

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Trump hails “time for optimism” on climate change, but US leadership still missing

While “Trump is right [that] this is a time for both optimism and action,” John E. Morton, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, said, Trump “is wrong to suggest that the future lies in fossil fuels.” By emphasizing fossil fuel production, Livingston said, “Trump missed a key opportunity to sell the story of a United States that can still—with the right policies—commercialize zero-carbon technologies as well as any other country in the world.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions