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2020 Global Energy Forum

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum is the go-to conference on the geopolitics of the energy transformation, where energy and foreign policy leaders come together to set the energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system. The 2020 iteration of the forum will focus on three key themes: the role of the oil and gas industry in the energy transition, financing the future of energy, and interconnections in a new era of geopolitics. The forum’s regional footprint will also expand to emphasize increasing energy demand in South and Southeast Asia.

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NEW ISSUE BRIEF: The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

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Energy & Environment events

Upcoming events

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

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

Past events

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Financing The Energy Transition

EIB President, Werner Hoyer, and a panel of experts discussed the importance of the clean energy alternatives, the obstacles the global economy faces and some new policy proposals introduced to ease the transition

Event Recaps by Global Business & Economics

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Postponed: The State of Ukraine’s Energy Sector

Razumkov Centre experts present on the role of Ukraine’s energy sector in the global energy landscape. Panel discussions focus on the current state of energy in Ukraine, immediate and long-term strategies for reform and development, and Ukraine’s place in the global energy sector.

2:30pm 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.

The latest pieces from EnergySource

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

The Neue Ostpolitik approach to Nord Stream 2: A legal fiction carried a little too far

Some Nord Stream 2 proponents invoke the Ostpolitik of the late Cold War, which involved West German cooperation with Moscow on Russian energy exports to Western Europe. But this time around, Europe does not need additional Russian gas volumes and its position is in opposition to the views of most of Eastern Europe. From this perspective, Nord Stream 2 is flawed Ostpolitik.

EnergySource by Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

What does a sunset coal industry tell oil producers about peak demand?

When it eventually peaks, a look at coal gives a glimpse of what could happen in other sectors. Peak demand does not mean consumption will fall off a cliff—coal demand has so far plateaued at or near records, with pockets of growth still around. What could this mean for oil?

EnergySource by Henning Gloystein

Energy Transitions Oil and Gas

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Is Rosneft undermining “maximum pressure” on Venezuela and Iran as Trump looks away?

US President Donald Trump is conducting policies of “maximum pressure” on two countries, Venezuela and Iran. In Venezuela, Russia’s state-owned oil company, Rosneft, actively undercuts this US policy by helping them circumvent Washington’s tough economic sanctions. Why doesn’t Washington apply broad sanctions against the giant Russian company?

EnergySource by Matthew Bryza

Economic Sanctions Energy Markets & Governance

Experts

Content

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Baughman joins TRT World to discuss the climate crisis and Time Magazine’s decision to name Greta Thunberg Person of the Year

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Blakemore quoted in EuroNews on carbon markets and COP25

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Tavakol joins Anadolu Agency to discuss the discovery of the new oil fields in Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

N’oublions pas le pastoralisme dans l’agenda climatique

Les activités commerciales liées au pastoralisme en Afrique représentent environ un volume de l’ordre du milliard de dollars par an et entre 10 et 44% du produit intérieur brut (PIB) des pays africains. Au total, près d’ 1,3 milliard de personnes bénéficient de la chaîne de valeur du bétail.

AfricaSource by Abdoul Salam Bello and Rama Yade

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

Russia’s new pipeline to China is not a threat to Europe

China and Europe will not compete for the same gas resources and Europe’s gas market is too big and increasingly too diversified to be coerced into signing unfavorable gas deals. Meanwhile, Russia will have its hands full competing against scores of other suppliers and trying to establish itself in the cutthroat Chinese gas market.

New Atlanticist by Lukas Trakimavičius

China European Union

Sun, Dec 8, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: A simple solution to LNG bind 

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Bryza quoted in Turkey’s Daily Sabah Newspaper on U.S.-Turkey liquid natural gas trade

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Bryza joins Al Jazeera to discuss the Turkey-Libya maritime boundary agreement and tensions in the Mediterranean

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economy & Business

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

The Neue Ostpolitik approach to Nord Stream 2: A legal fiction carried a little too far

Some Nord Stream 2 proponents invoke the Ostpolitik of the late Cold War, which involved West German cooperation with Moscow on Russian energy exports to Western Europe. But this time around, Europe does not need additional Russian gas volumes and its position is in opposition to the views of most of Eastern Europe. From this perspective, Nord Stream 2 is flawed Ostpolitik.

EnergySource by Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt

Energy Markets & Governance European Union

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Cohen in Forbes: The Strategic Upside Behind Russia’s $55 Billion ‘Power Of Siberia’ Pipeline To China

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Energy Markets & Governance

Events

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

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