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Issue Spotlight: Climate Week 2019

Climate Week, which took place in New York City from September 23 – 29, was run in coordination with the United Nations (UN) and the City of New York.

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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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The Global Energy Center regularly convenes government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to discuss pragmatic solutions to the challenges presented by the rapidly changing energy landscape, working to enhance energy security for countries and individuals around the world.

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Iraq’s Political and Energy Outlook

Recent protests underscore the many challenges Iraq must address despite the progress it has made. This event discusses the way forward for Iraq.

9:00am Washington DC

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

The Current Energy Scenario in Bangladesh and Future Possibilities: A Conversation with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury

A conversation with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, power, energy, and mineral resources affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh, covering Bangladesh’s energy prospects and priorities in an increasingly interconnected region.

3:00pm Washington DC

2019 Veterans Advanced Energy Summit

On August 13, 2019, over 165 veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, military spouses, and energy professionals convened in downtown Chicago for the Atlantic Council Veterans Advanced Energy Summit to discuss the intersection of national security and advanced energy.

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Pipeline construction

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The ‘principle of solidarity’: OPAL, Nord Stream, and the shadow over Gazprom

The OPAL judgment in Case T-883/16 "Republic of Poland v. European Commission" from the EU General Court will undermine Gazprom’s market dominance in Central and Eastern Europe.

EnergySource by Alan Riley

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia
European Court of Justice building

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Impact of the European Court of Justice’s Opal decision

The recent decision by the European Court of Justice to limit Gazprom’s use of Opal, an onshore pipeline in Germany, has wide-reaching implications for Gazprom’s use of both Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, as well as Gazprom’s reliance on Ukraine for gas transit to Europe.

EnergySource by Daniel D. Stein

Energy Markets & Governance Europe & Eurasia
nuclear submarine and military members

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

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.

Issue Brief by Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr. and Bart Oosterveld

Economy & Business National Security

Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Gas has a future but must cut costs, Cyprus could see delay amid EEZ furore

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Southern & Southeastern Europe

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Transatlantic energy cooperation gains momentum at the second P-TEC ministerial

The second ministerial hosted by the US Department of Energy and the Republic of Lithuania was a significant step towards turning discussions into tangible solutions.

New Atlanticist by Olga Khakova

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Morningstar quoted in 15 Suprasti Akimirksniu on Lithuanian energy sector and development

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Lithuanian

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Bell quoted in InfoSecurity Magazine on vulnerabilities to cyber attacks

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Energy & Environment

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Shaffer joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the Armenia/Azerbaijan Frontier

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Sun, Oct 6, 2019

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: EEZ: Cyprus has the right, Turkey has the might

Uncategorized by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business International Markets

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Youth climate activists aren’t just striking, they’re taking policy action

Millions of young people around the world took to the streets for the Global Climate Strike to demand that governments take bolder action to address the climate crisis. But youth activists are not just skipping school to protest, they are also taking concrete steps to influence the policymaking process.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Events

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

The Current Energy Scenario in Bangladesh and Future Possibilities: A Conversation with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury

A conversation with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, power, energy, and mineral resources affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh, covering Bangladesh's energy prospects and priorities in an increasingly interconnected region.

3:00pm Washington DC

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Iraq’s Political and Energy Outlook

Recent protests underscore the many challenges Iraq must address despite the progress it has made. This event discusses the way forward for Iraq.

9:00am Washington DC