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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Energy Markets & Governance events

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Renewable Energy Outlook Conference: Financing, investment, regulation, and new technologies in Turkey, Central Asia, Caucasus and the Western Balkans

A conference on Renewable Energy Outlook about the current policy/regulatory trends, the investment environment, the grid integration of renewables, and the outlook for further technological innovation in Turkey and countries in Central Asia, Caucasus, and the Western Balkans hosted by the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

9:00am

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Private Discussion with US Assistant Secretary Francis R. Fannon

On February 7, 2020, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY hosted Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon for a private roundtable with business leaders and experts in Istanbul. Atlantic Council Turkey Program Director and Representative Defne Sadıklar Arslan moderated the roundtable. Assistant Secretary Fannon was visiting Turkey for talks […]

11:00am

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

CANCELED: Trade and climate policy in the 21st century: A conversation with Finland’s minister for development cooperation and foreign trade

We are sorry to inform you that this event will not be held as planned. We hope to see you at the Council for future engagements. We apologize for the inconvenience. Learn more about our Climate and Advanced Energy program

5:00pm Washington DC

Experts

Content

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Trump lacks options in oil price war; Kissinger warns of “world on fire”

President Trump doesn’t have good options. He lacks easy leverage over the players, domestic and international, and he’s got even less control over the COVID —19 economic hit. In the end, it is more likely that a U.S. government bailout will save the industry, rather than a global market intervention.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Stimulus bill’s lack of funding for the SPR and clean energy is a lose-lose for the country

Not including $3 billion for purchase of crude for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) or support for clean energy initiatives in the soon-to-be passed $2 trillion stimulus package is a missed opportunity and a lose-lose for US energy security and leadership on climate action.

EnergySource by Randolph Bell

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Dual demand and supply shocks have created historic oil crisis, IEA executive director says

Dramatically lower oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic and an emerging supply glut caused by the failure of major oil producers to cut production has slammed the global oil market with a crisis “unique in history,” according to Dr. Fatih Birol.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Oil market meltdown?

Over the weekend of March 7–8, the breakdown of the previous oil production agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia led to the broader collapse of the arrangement between OPEC and OPEC+. What will the rift will mean for the global oil market?

EnergySource by John Soughan

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Oil market meltdown: Price wars, coronavirus, and energy geopolitics

Last week’s breakdown of OPEC+ meetings in Vienna has turned a demand side driven decline in oil prices caused by the impacts of Coronavirus into an oil price war between two oil producing giants, with US shale production the ostensible target. If the standoff continues, however, the price war might ultimately do more harm to the Saudi and Russian economies. With increasing uncertainty about the depth of Coronavirus’ impact on global growth, the price war might also contribute to a sharp decline in the global economy. Helima Croft, David L. Goldwyn, Jean-Francois Seznec, Anders Aslund, and Randolph Bell discuss ongoing market volatility, the origins of the crisis, what’s next for US shale, and the implications of it all for energy and geopolitics

Event Recap

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Katz quoted in Marketplace on oil prices and production

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Saudi Arabia and Russia feud over coronavirus oil response: Will everyone lose?

"While Russia’s decision last week not to support OPEC’s proposal for a production cut and the subsequent oil price war—which as of publishing has pushed Brent crude down more than 9 percent—is surely part of the larger story of the economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, it is actually better understood as a geopolitical story about how US energy production growth has strengthened the United States’ international posture, which in turn has reshaped a number of global relationships," Randolph Bell says.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Coronavirus and the oil market: The effects thus far and what to expect next

The week of February 21 will be one the oil market won’t soon forget—one which exposed exactly how sensitive the prices are to the demand side of the market. Yet, while the possibility of a major supply correction remains in the cards, a longer-term correction to the oil price collapse of the past week will require a restoration of market confidence in economic growth and the future oil demand picture.

New Atlanticist by Reed Blakemore

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Bruton quoted in Voice of America on Ethiopia’s rejection of the US-brokered GERD agreement

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Energy & Environment

Events

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with Francesco La Camera: Renewable energy in the post-pandemic world

ONLINE EVENT - In this virtual fireside chat, Francesco La Camera, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, discusses the global renewable energy outlook for the post-pandemic future and the role of international institutions in shaping a new energy reality.

12:45pm

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19: Clean energy and climate impacts

ONLINE EVENT - Economic downturn, cheap oil and gas prices, and global supply chain disruptions will likely have major consequences for clean energy development and climate action in the wake of a prolonged global shutdown. Tune in as our lineup of expert panelists discusses this critical issue and prognosticates on the future.

4:00pm