Spotlight: 2020 Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi

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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.

Featured in-depth 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.

Climate and Advanced Energy events

The Climate and Advanced Energy Program 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.

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

CANCELED: Trade and climate policy in the 21st century: A conversation with Finland’s minister for development cooperation and foreign trade

We are sorry to inform you that this event will not be held as planned. We hope to see you at the Council for future engagements. We apologize for the inconvenience. Learn more about our Climate and Advanced Energy program

5:00pm Washington DC

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Sub-national climate action: A view of the global landscape

Limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5°C is within reach—but only with action across all levels of government and all segments of society. Across the United States, cities, states, and communities are executing bold, ambitious plans to reduce national emissions, even in the absence of federal leadership.

9:30am 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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Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Prognosis in a pandemic: Clean energy and climate action

Economic downturn, cheap oil and gas prices, and global supply chain disruptions will likely have major consequences for clean energy development and climate action in the wake of a prolonged global shutdown. Tune in as our lineup of expert panelists discusses this critical issue and prognosticates on the future.


Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Stimulus bill’s lack of funding for the SPR and clean energy is a lose-lose for the country

Not including $3 billion for purchase of crude for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) or support for clean energy initiatives in the soon-to-be passed $2 trillion stimulus package is a missed opportunity and a lose-lose for US energy security and leadership on climate action.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Global challenges require global solutions

What will it take to drive more sustainable investing to keep our planet temperature below a 1.5 degree Celsius increase?

EnergySource by Ryan Edwards

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Livingston interviewed in AA News on the electric vehicle market in Turkey

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Transatlantic cooperation key to Europe’s Green Deal, EU official says

As the European Union aims to become carbon neutral by the year 2050, cooperation with the United States on energy technology, financing, and imports will be critical to helping transition the European energy sector towards a low-carbon future, Director General for Energy at the European Commission Ditte Juul Jørgensen said on February 20.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Pyper joins BBC to discuss Bezos’ Earth Fund

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

A new security challenge: The geopolitical implications of climate change

Discussions on energy and geopolitics over the last ten years have often focused on the need for energy security. Now, another challenge—climate security—is emerging and it must be urgently addressed.

EnergySource by Friedbert Pflüger

Climate Change & Climate Action Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, Feb 10, 2020

The climate and equity dilemma: Bending the coal curve in South and Southeast Asia

South and Southeast Asia are leading the world in terms of developing countries’ energy growth—how can need be met while avoiding new coal investments?

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Bangladesh Energy Transitions
Speaker at podium

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

“US energy priorities abroad,” a conversation with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

The Hon. Dan Brouillette, secretary of the US Department of Energy, discusses his priorities for international cooperation to provide safe, secure, and affordable energy sources in Latin America and Europe.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance