Programs and initiatives
EnergySourceJul 11, 2023
How cities can drive the energy transition in the Western Hemisphere
By Maia Sparkman, Willow Fortunoff
Expanding access to critical minerals and increasing manufacturing capacity is at the top of the Biden administration’s decarbonization agenda. Mayors, who have shown their ability to deliver on domestic investment projects, have begun exploring opportunities for international collaboration.
Issue BriefJun 28, 2023
Building a biofuels industry in Africa
By Maia Sparkman, William Tobin, Maxwell Zandi
In numerous African nations, the expansion of the biofuels industry could serve as a solution, albeit a partial one, to support the interlocking imperatives of achieving universal access to modern energy services and attaining a high-growth, low-carbon economy.
ReportJun 26, 2023
Meaningfully advancing the green agenda
By Pepe Zhang
To sustain the ongoing recovery against short-term headwinds and boost inclusive, productive, and sustainable development in the long term, governments cannot, and should not, act alone. Private firms can help advance the green agenda by working to create green jobs, taking measures to promote a transition to a circular-economy model, and partaking in green finance.
EnergySourceJun 26, 2023
US offshore wind’s growing pains: Permitting and cost inflation
By Joseph Webster, Elina Carpen
The United States has a nascent offshore wind strategy that requires approving new projects and catalyzing investment into the sector. Two major issues are constraining US offshore wind deployment: challenges in securing permits and cost inflation. How fast the US offshore wind market matures will depend in part on whether the country quickly learns from others who have more developed offshore wind sectors.
New AtlanticistJun 22, 2023
The ‘de-risk’ is in the details: A look at Europe’s ambitious new economic security strategy
By Atlantic Council experts
The European Commission has just released its European economic security strategy, which is aimed at reducing threats from China and others to supply chains, critical infrastructure, and digital technology.
TranscriptMay 17, 2023
Grant Shapps on UK energy security: ‘We must not be reliant on unreliable partners again’
By Atlantic Council
The UK secretary of state for energy security and net zero outlined his department's plans for implementing the Powering Up Britain package that aims to help the country enhance its energy security and deliver on its net-zero commitments.
UkraineAlertMay 9, 2023
Russia’s invasion fails to prevent progress in Ukraine’s energy sector
By Aura Sabadus
Russia's seven-month airstrike campaign against Ukraine's civilian energy infrastructure has failed to derail Ukrainian progress toward greater energy sector integration with the EU, writes Aura Sabadus.
EnergySourceMay 5, 2023
Green hydrogen: Loaded up and (long-haul) trucking
By Joseph Webster, William Tobin
California and Texas are two potential markets to advance hydrogen-fueled trucking. Both states have excellent potential and can decarbonize heavy-duty transportation.
EnergySourceMay 1, 2023
China’s wind industrial policy “succeeded” – but at what cost?
By Joseph Webster
China has the world's largest wind energy market in terms of generation and capacity. But China's emergence as the world's leading player in wind has been costly.
New AtlanticistApr 28, 2023
Lithium drives the energy transition. Will Chile’s plan to nationalize production be a speed bump?
By Ignacia Ulloa Peters, William Tobin
While state control of resources in Latin America regularly raises the alarms of investors, Chile's strong institutions and previous success create a positive outlook for its ability to deliver.