Global Energy Center

Global Energy Center

The 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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  • Setting the global energy agenda for 2024

    SETTING THE GLOBAL ENERGY AGENDA FOR 2024 - Please watch the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center (GEC)'s launch of their annual flagship report, the Global Energy Agenda.

    Amid the geopolitical and economic challenges and opportunities shaping the energy landscape, the publication sets the agen...

  • Maroš Šefčovič on US-EU collaborations towards a transatlantic green marketplace

    MAROŠ ŠEFČOVIČ ON US-EU COLLABORATION TOWARDS A TRANSATLANTIC GREEN MARKETPLACE - The Atlantic Council hosts an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring H.E. Maroš Šefčovič—the executive vice-president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal—on ways to boost US-EU cooperation on the gre...

  • Building US nuclear energy independence: The Russia connection

    BUILDING US NUCLEAR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE: THE RUSSIA CONNECTION - As Western countries attempt to reduce Russia’s ability to use oil and natural gas as a tool of its foreign policy, nuclear fuel remains a source of Russian influence across the globe. Rosatom’s supply of nuclear fuel powers nuclear...

  • Unlocking new opportunities for the US-Suriname relationship

    UNLOCKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE US-SURINAME RELATIONSHIP - As global energy demand increases and calls to address the growing climate crisis intensifies, the Caribbean’s rich biodiversity and emerging energy sector positions the region as a destination for innovative policymaking and foreign inve...

  • Report launch: Escaping the permanent Suez

    Ever since the advent of oil-powered combustion engines, Europe has found itself in the precarious position of dependence on fossil fuels and other resources from regimes that have at times been at odds with it. This dynamic, which the report terms the “Permanent Suez” due to its strong resemblan...

  • Deploying climate-aligned infrastructure finance at scale in growth markets

    The CEOs of leading US financial institutions the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Export-Import Bank (ExIm) discuss their efforts to catalyze finance for key climate infrastructure objectives including renewable power deployment, associated transmission, as well as newer technologie...

  • The oil and gas emissions imperative: A new course to enable net-zero emission

    THE OIL AND GAS EMISSIONS IMPERATIVE SETTING A NEW COURSE TO ENABLE NET-ZERO EMISSION - The oil and gas industry will need to continue to meet energy needs while the economy transitions to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. However, the industry must take on a new role in the energy sector going ...

  • Navigating the macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges of energy transition

    Achieving net-zero emissions will demand navigating global challenges on economics and geopolitics. How will outlooks for economic growth, inflation, and global finance affect investment in technology, innovation, and infrastructure? What measures can be taken to address developing countries' con...

  • Sebastian Burduja Live from COP28 on Romania's coal phaseout ambitions

    Sebastian Burduja, Romania’s minister of energy, sits with Olga Khakova of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center at #COP28’s Global Decarbonization Accelerator to discuss Romania’s efforts to phase out coal and enhance energy sector cybersecurity.

    “We’re banking a lot of our future energy...

  • Sherri Goodman Live from COP28 on the energy transition and national security

    Sherri Goodman, secretary general of the International Military Council on Climate sits with Landon Derentz of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center at COP28’s Global Decarbonization Accelerator to discuss the risks that climate change poses to national security and how the energy transitio...

  • Achieving net zero: Transforming today's energy systems

    In order to make progress toward net-zero emissions by 2050, a transformation of today's existing energy infrastructure is needed. How are industry leaders tackling this challenge and galvanizing global momentum - both politically and socially - to make real progress toward net zero?

  • From risk to resilience: Energy transition strategies for climate security

    Innovative strategies to mitigate climate risks associated with the current energy landscape, along with the transition to low-carbon sources can enhance global resilience against climate-related threats. Experts will discuss the policy frameworks, deployment of advanced technologies, and interna...

  • Toward net-zero: Advancing clean energy transitions at COP28

    WORKING TOWARD NET-ZERO: A CONVERSATION ON ADVANCING CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITIONS AT COP28 - The upcoming COP28 is a key moment to advance the global clean energy transition. This conference features the conclusion of the first “Global Stocktake,” providing an opportunity to evaluate climate progress...

  • What to expect at COP28

    WHAT TO EXPECT AT COP28 - This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) is the flagship global gathering for international negotiations on climate change in 2023.

    The COP28 platform comes at a pivotal moment for 2030 and 2050 climate goals. It marks a decision point for key actio...

  • The road to COP28: The energy transition in Central America

    THE ROAD TO COP28: THE ENERGY TRANSITION IN CENTRAL AMERICA - The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) takes place at a time of rapid transformation of the global energy landscape and an urgent need to meet climate targets. At the same time, Central America is entering a defining...

  • Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission

    A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH DITTE JUUL JØRGENSEN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL FOR ENERGY AT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION - Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General for Energy at the European Commission, joins the Atlantic Council for a fireside chat. The Director-General discusses Europe’s progress and future outlook for...

  • Atlantic Council at the US-Africa Nuclear Energy Summit

    THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL GLOBAL ENERGY CENTER AT THE US-AFRICA NUCLEAR ENERGY SUMMIT - The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative is pleased to invite you to watch its live-stream of two panels at the US – Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES), hosted by the US Depar...

  • What’s next for international cooperation on industrial decarbonization?

    AFTER THE EU-US SUMMIT: WHAT’S NEXT FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON INDUSTRIAL DECARBONIZATION? - Please watch this expert discussion on strengthening international cooperation on trade policies to enable decarbonization of heavy industry, hosted by the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and ...

  • Senator Joe Manchin on driving US industrial competitiveness with hydrogen

    SENATOR JOE MANCHIN ON DRIVING US INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS WITH HYDROGEN - The Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation with United States Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on US industrial competitiveness and global...

  • Hydrogen as a long-haul trucking solution

    HYDROGEN AS A LONG-HAUL TRUCKING SOLUTION - Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center for a discussion on using hydrogen for US long-haul trucking. During this discussion, experts examined key opportunities and challenges for long-haul trucking, including the Inflation Reduction Act...

  • Geopolitics, food security, and the clean energy transition

    FRAGMENTING COMMODITY MARKETS: GEOPOLITICS AND THE IMPACT ON FOOD SECURITY AND THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION - War in Europe and heightened geopolitical tensions between the world’s largest economies have put new strains on global economic integration, particularly in commodity markets. Ahead of th...

  • Nuclear Energy Policy Summit 2023 - Day 2

    NUCLEAR ENERGY POLICY SUMMIT 2023: ACCELERATING NET ZERO NUCLEAR - The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center—in partnership with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation—is pleased to present its inaugural Nuclear Energy Policy Summit 2023: Accelerating Net Zero Nuclear from the sidelines of New Y...

  • Nuclear Energy Policy Summit 2023 - Day 1

    NUCLEAR ENERGY POLICY SUMMIT 2023: ACCELERATING NET ZERO NUCLEAR - The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center—in partnership with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation—is pleased to invite you to watch its inaugural Nuclear Energy Policy Summit 2023: Accelerating Net Zero Nuclear. The Summit too...

  • Accelerating US-Emerging Market Clean Energy Partnerships

    SUMMIT: ACCELERATING US-EMERGING MARKET CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS - Emerging markets are poised to constitute the lion’s share of global economic growth through 2050. To ensure growth in these markets continues both apace and in line with net-zero emissions goals, the United States has a role to ...