Sep 14, 2023

What to do about Russia’s energy trojan horse

By Olga Khakova, Charles Lichfield

The future of Gazprom’s piped deliveries to Europe looks bleak. However, Europe has no binding timeline for phasing out Russia’s growing LNG exports. Reducing these import will be critical to bringing Ukraine closer to victory and for securing Europe’s energy system.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
Old Town Bucharest


Aug 31, 2023

A Three Seas Chamber of Commerce could enhance energy diversification across Central and Eastern Europe

By Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan, and Bailee Mathews

The Three Seas Initiative (3SI) Summit in Bucharest takes place next week. To catalyze investment and diversify away from Russian energy, the summit should establish a Three Seas Chamber of Commerce, capable of sustaining progress and unleashing the region’s full potential.

Central Europe Eastern Europe
Protesters in Germany hold a sign reading "Save the energy transition! Sun and wind instead of fracking, coal and nuclear!"


Aug 9, 2023

The IRA challenges the European climate model

By Friedbert Pflüger

Europeans are starting to realize their leadership in the energy transition is not as secure as previously believed. They are seeing the profound competition posed by the IRA—and the economic forces it unleashes.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Issue Brief

Aug 2, 2023

Transforming Ukraine into a European energy hub

By Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan

In this issue brief, Global Energy Center experts explore the potential for Ukraine’s energy sector to strengthen European energy security and decarbonization objectives. The brief explores how Ukraine can reform its energy sector to attract investment and create new revenue streams, and how transatlantic partners in government and the private sector can support Ukraine’s clean energy transformation.

Eastern Europe Energy & Environment

Issue Brief

Apr 6, 2023

Accelerating the energy transition to strengthen European energy security: Key barriers to overcome

By Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan

The role of decarbonization in European energy security, the obstacles impeding clean energy development, and the opportunities for transatlantic collaboration towards low-carbon energy security.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Issue Brief

Jan 14, 2023

Energy investment in a time of inflation

By Charles Lichfield, Joseph Webster

This paper briefly considers the macroeconomic drivers of inflation in late 2022, including Russia’s war in Ukraine and uncertainties around energy supply, supply-chain resets, and lingering COVID-19 disruptions, before examining the persistent energy underinvestment of the past decade and how this has left markets exposed to varying degrees.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Global Energy Agenda

Jan 13, 2023

The 2023 Global Energy Agenda

By Landon Derentz, Christine Suh, Ameya Hadap, Paul Kielstra (Editors)

The third edition of the Global Energy Agenda provides context for the year that has passed. It features a survey of thought leaders in the energy sector, as well as a series of essays by the leading figures in energy, to set the energy agenda for 2023.

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Issue Brief

Dec 8, 2022

Securing alternative gas supplies and addressing critical infrastructure gaps in Europe

By Richard L. Morningstar, András Simonyi, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan

This issue brief offers recommendations for measures that European countries decoupling their energy supplies from Russia should take to give themselves the best chances of succeeding.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

In-Depth Research & Reports

Sep 21, 2022

Bolstering energy security in Northeastern Europe through transatlantic cooperation

By Richard L. Morningstar, Olga Khakova, Paddy Ryan

Northeastern Europe has already made efforts to end its reliance on Russian energy supplies. It is the perfect region for the US and allies to prove that de-Russification and decarbonization of the energy sector can occur in tandem.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia


Sep 15, 2022

What’s next for European energy security? Our experts decipher the State of the European Union Address.

By Atlantic Council experts

Ursula von der Leyen’s speech focused on energy and strategic decoupling of supply chains amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, but didn’t delve into common defense.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

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