Spotlight: 2020 Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi

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Upcoming events

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

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Looking north: Conference on security in the Arctic

A discussion on the trends shaping the future security environment in the Arctic and developing strategies for Allied cooperation on key security issues.

9:00am Washington DC

Past events

Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Renewable Energy Outlook Conference: Financing, Investment, Regulation, and New Technologies in Turkey, Central Asia, Caucasus and the Western Balkans

Following its December 2018 “Turkey’s Renewable Investment Outlook” conference, the Atlantic Council is holding a high-level conference on the renewable outlook for Turkey and the broader region together with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a leading regional financier of clean energy and climate mitigation. The conference will discuss the latest regional energy developments […]

7:00pm

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The future of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream: The impact of sanctions legislation

Throughout 2019, Congress has launched multiple legislative efforts to halt Kremlin aggression through stronger sanctions against the Kremlin and its proxies. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes sanctions against companies involved in building the nearly-finished Russian natural gas pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream.

2:00pm Washington DC

Programs

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

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Tue, Dec 31, 2019

How accounting for the externalities of carbon would affect end products

Given the urgent need to decarbonize all sectors of the US economy, one of the broadest policy options that could steer both energy production and consumption in the right direction is the notion of putting a price on carbon.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas
Buildings downtown

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Shadow carbon pricing: What corporations can do in the meantime

There are any number of reasons for corporations to participate in sustainability efforts. One of the greatest contributions that corporations can make to a zero-carbon future is setting a “shadow” price on carbon by placing a dollar value on emissions and making carbon commitments and investment choices accordingly.

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions
Stock exchange

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

The Aramco IPO isn’t quite enough to realize MBS’s diversification ambitions

After significant delays and a number of setbacks, Aramco finally listed shares representing 1.5 percent of the company’s total value on the domestic Tadawul exchange. The $25.6 billion that the IPO raised is nothing to scoff at, but it still is not enough to fully realize MBS’ ambitions. Where does the IPO go from here?

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Experts

Content

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Morningstar quoted in The Economist on Russia’s rising gas supply

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

“Go forth and set the world on fire”

As the world rages around the raging fires, I have to wonder: Is this the moment where we will finally see the forest for the trees? Why are we continuing to look into a crystal ball, as if the climate crisis is somehow our future, when it’s so glaringly clear that it is our present?

Blog Post by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Australia Climate Change & Climate Action

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

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Time for new initiatives in growing East Med energy crisis

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Libya

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Shaffer in Middle East Institute: Turkey’s westward energy shift

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Phase One Trade Deal: China Pledges To Buy Ambitious $50 Billion In US Energy Exports

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Energy & Environment

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Bell quoted in Petroleum Economist on Aramco IPO

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Oil and Gas

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

US Election 2020: What’s at stake for energy and climate?

Atlantic Council2020 Global Energy Forum U.S. Election 2020: What’s at Stake for Energy and Climate? Speakers: Carlos Curbelo, Former US Representative (R-FL) Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia David Goldwyn, Chairman, Energy Advisory Group, Atlantic Council Michael Steele, Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Moderated By: Hadley Gamble, Reporter and Anchor, CNBC Location:  Abu Dhabi, […]

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Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy interconnections: A tool for stability or a vector of geopolitical risk?

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Energy Interconnections: A Tool for Stability or a Vector of Geopolitical Risk? Speakers: H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany Ramzi Mroueh, Managing Director, Origination, Cheniere Energy Inc. […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Will climate change move the needle in 2020?

From the release of the Green New Deal to global protests on environmental policy, “climate [has become] a prominent national issue and all the attention it received in 2019 guarantees that it will be a top issue in an American presidential election for the first time ever,” according to former US Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Events

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Looking north: Conference on security in the Arctic

A discussion on the trends shaping the future security environment in the Arctic and developing strategies for Allied cooperation on key security issues.

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