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GLOBAL DECARBONIZATION ACCELERATOR

December 2 – December 12, 2023
Global Decarbonization Accelerator Connect, Energy Transition Hub, COP28 Green Zone

Global Decarbonization Accelerator

The GEC is co-hosting the Global Decarbonization Accelerator (GDA) Connect space featuring panel discussions on accelerating pathways to net-zero, interviews, networking, and more.

Stay tuned for more information.

Agenda

Live from COP28

Global thought leaders discuss the role of cross-sector collaboration to reach decarbonization and climate goals, and how conversations at COP28 are influencing global implementation.

GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM

December 5 & 7, 2023
COP28 Green Zone Connect Conference Center and St. Regis Dubai, The Palm

The 8th Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held this December as the world’s top energy and climate decision-makers converge in the UAE for COP28.

The Forum takes place at a time of rapid transformation of the global energy landscape enabling a diverse community of industry executives, policymakers, and thought leaders to set the energy agenda for the year ahead while accounting for the geopolitical and economic implications of the changing energy system.

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PUBLICATIONS

The Global Energy Agenda: A look ahead to 2024

The Global Energy Center’s flagship publication.

Timely commentary and analysis

EnergySource

Jun 18, 2024

US-Mexico energy cooperation is vital to enable nearshoring

By William Tobin

As the United States seeks to nearshore supply chains, Mexico’s energy sector presents a valuable opportunity for collaboration. By easing regulations on the private sector, Mexico can facilitate US energy investment without impeding its own vision for growth.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

EnergySource

Jun 14, 2024

Will the new Parliament change Europe’s course on energy security and climate?

By András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Pau Ruiz Guix, Andrei Covatariu, and Elena Benaim

The recent European Parliament elections signal a shift in EU energy policy toward energy security and competitiveness. To ensure that climate remains on the agenda, European policymakers must deliver on existing commitments and deepen global climate cooperation.

Energy Transitions European Union

EnergySource

Jun 10, 2024

Generative AI provides a toolkit for decarbonization

By Joseph Webster and Shaheer Hussam

Artificial intelligence models have long provided niche tools for energy a climate technologists. With the unique capabilities of generative AI, spanning applications in strategy, regulation, and finance, opportunities (and responsibilities) have emerged for all decarbonization stakeholders.

Artificial Intelligence Climate Change & Climate Action

EnergySource

Jun 4, 2024

Brazil is buying lots of Chinese EVs. Will that continue?

By William Tobin

Brazilian imports of Chinese battery electric vehicles (BEVs) surged in 2023 as Chinese automakers sought—and continue to seek— global markets for their BEV surpluses. However, increasing protectionism in Brazil may force China to find new welcoming markets in other Latin American and Asian countries.

Brazil China

EnergySource

May 23, 2024

From Vilnius to Warsaw: How to Advance Three Seas Goals Between Summits

By Olga Khakova

To define regional goals of digital, transport, and energy integration, the leaders of the Three Seas Initiative member states and partners meet annually. But to make real progress toward these goals, they must now create a secretariat to coordinate and act on challenges throughout the year.

Central Europe Eastern Europe

EnergySource

May 23, 2024

Without tariffs, the EU faces a flood of Chinese imports of the ‘new three’

By Joseph Webster

Europe faces a surge in Chinese cleantech imports following recent US tariffs. This should prompt Brussels to selectively impose its own tariffs while also strengthening domestic industries to protect its economic and strategic interests.

Central Europe China

EnergySource

May 13, 2024

What US tariffs on Chinese batteries mean for decarbonization—and Taiwan

By Joseph Webster

In response to Beijing’s attempts to cement its dominant position across the “new three” technologies of solar photovoltaics (PVs), electric vehicles (EVs), and batteries, the Biden administration is poised to issue tariffs on key Chinese products. A look at China’s battery exports, and its associated battery complex, reveals both opportunities and risks for US and allied […]

China Energy Transitions

EnergySource

May 9, 2024

China builds more utility-scale solar as competition with coal ramps up

By Joseph Webster

China’s transition to more utility-scale solar installations furthers its decarbonization efforts. However, regional resource limitations, limited interprovincial electricity transfers, and cheap coal present structural and economic headwinds.

China Energy Transitions

EnergySource

May 7, 2024

Amid competing pressures, will Ukraine quit its transit of Russian gas?

By Sergiy Makogon and Daniel Stein

The Russia-Ukraine gas transit agreement inked in 2019 will expire in December 2024, but Russian gas transit through Ukraine will remain a possibility. This doesn’t have to be the case.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

EnergySource

May 3, 2024

G7 pledges to end coal—but only inclusive action will make a real climate impact

By Elena Benaim

During the G7 energy ministerial in Turin, Italy, climate, energy, and environment ministers made a historic pledge to phase out coal power plants by 2035 among other agreements. But members ultimately need to turn pledges into action to blunt the impacts of climate change.

Africa Brazil

EnergySource

Apr 16, 2024

What Iran’s attack on Israel means for global energy

By Atlantic Council experts

On the weekend of April 13th, energy markets have shown a muted response to Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel. As Israel weighs its response, the risks to fuel prices and global energy security are extremely high. Our experts comment on what to watch for.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

EnergySource

Apr 3, 2024

Central and Eastern Europe needs to rethink its approach to energy security

By Pawel Czyzak and Nolan Theisen

The upcoming Three Seas Initiative Summit is an opportune time for Central and Eastern European leaders to pivot toward clean, affordable, and local renewables to build energy security.

Central Asia Central Europe

EnergySource

Apr 2, 2024

US ratification of the ocean treaty will unlock deep sea mining

By Alex Gilbert and Morgan Bazilian

Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, countries including China and Russia have secured permits to explore the deep seabed’s vast supply of critical minerals. The authors argue that the United States, which has been hesitant to ratify the treaty, has much to gain by doing so now.

China Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Mar 20, 2024

Peacemaking through curbing Russian oil and gas exports

By Svitlana Romanko and Oleh Savytskyi

As Russia’s aggression in Ukraine continues, Western governments have available tools to limit the Kremlin’s war budget. They can do this by plugging the gaps in sanctions against Russian oil and gas exports—and severing a critical revenue stream supporting the Kremlin’s war machine.

China Economic Sanctions

EnergySource

Mar 14, 2024

Hydrogen challenges in a post-45V world 

By Matthew Blieske and Joseph Webster

Despite the US Treasury’s guidance on the 45V tax credit to promote “qualified clean hydrogen” production, domestic investment in the hydrogen ecosystem has yet to ramp up. 45V will be impactful, but as long as technical, commercial, and regulatory challenges remain unaddressed, the industry will not reach its full potential.

Americas Energy & Environment

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