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Tue, May 26, 2020

European energy security and the critical role of transatlantic energy cooperation

Transatlantic cooperation is essential to European energy security, which is and should remain a key national security priority for the United States. European energy security is crucial for the maintenance of a strong European economy and for European political stability, both of which are in the best interests of the United States. This report recommends that the United States and the EU focus their energy cooperation in several areas that will benefit the EU’s efforts to meet climate targets and that, at the same time, will also bolster energy security.

Report by Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Shaffer in The Brown Journal of World Affairs: In the era of US energy abundance: the role of the Caspian Region in US policy

In the News

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Experts react: Von der Leyen outlines vision for Europe’s post-COVID future

Von der Leyen used her first State of the European Union Address to push European leaders to “make change happen by design—not by disaster or by diktat from others in the world.” Atlantic Council experts react to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s speech and its implications for future EU policy.

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Scaling CCUS: Catalyzing policy and financial innovation

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is critical to decarbonizing heavy industry and meeting global climate goals. But significant roadblocks to financing have prevented the ability of industry to scale up CCUS projects. New financing tools and a coordinated approach by policy makers, industry representatives, and financial institutions can help CCUS drive the energy transition.

Blog Post by Emily Burlinghaus, Reed Blakemore, and Lee Beck

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Navalny, Novichok, and Nord Stream II

The attempted assassination of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny could prove to be the final nail in the coffin of one of Russia’s biggest energy projects: the €9.5 billion ($10.5 billion) Nord Stream II gas pipeline to Germany.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Operational energy across the Atlantic: US military & NATO perspectives

ONLINE EVENT – An expert panel discusses the importance of streamlining energy logistics between military partners, optimizing fuel use, and integrating advanced energy technology in the armed forces.


Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Nuclear cooperation can bolster US-Slovenia ties

Nuclear energy will be essential to meeting Slovenia’s climate neutrality goals and strengthening the country’s energy self-sufficiency. Increased US-Slovenia cooperation on nuclear development will bolster transatlantic ties and ensure safe and transparent nuclear plant operations.

EnergySource by Olga Khakova

Energy Transitions Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Aug 24, 2020

Morningstar interviewed in Naval Postgraduate School event on energy and challenges in the Caucasus region—August 12, 2020

Remarks from a Naval Postgraduate School interview with Amb. Richard Morningstar of the Global Energy Center on energy security and challenges in the Caucasus region, with Dr. Daniel Nussbaum and Prof. Brenda Shaffer, senior fellow in the Global Energy Center

In the News by Richard L. Morningstar

Eastern Europe Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Shaffer in The Economist: Turkey and Greece avoid coming to blows, for now

In the News

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Ellinas in StockWatch: What Chevron’s acquisition of Noble Energy means for Cyprus

In the News

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Ellinas in CyprusMail: Greece’s green evolution, Cyprus going backwards

In the News

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia