Rudolph Atallah, senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, testified at a House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on “The Growing Crisis in Africa’s Sahel Region.”
On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
The Atlantic Council Energy and Environment Program has undertaken a series of workshops to investigate the intersection between water and energy. The “energy-water nexus" examines water availability, or more accurately water scarcity, as a key energy-related issue. With this series of conferences, the Council built upon its work to better inform Congress, the American public, and key policy and industry leaders on energy-related issues that impact the United States’ ability to protect its energy, national, economic, and environmental security. In a follow up to the initial workshop on energy water implications of thermoelectric power generation, the Atlantic Council held a second workshop on November 10, 2011 aimed at examining how water resources are used throughout the production and usage of primary energy and transportation fuels. Primary energy and transportation fuel extraction and processing is responsible for less than 5 percent of US water consumption; however, in water scarce regions, extraction and processing has led to fierce competition for water rights among farmers, energy producers, and municipalities, which has only increased in the wake of severe droughts.
Discussions during the workshop focused on current and the forecast levels of water and energy supply and demand, water intensity during extraction and processing of primary fuels, associated environmental issues, federal and state government oversight of water quality, and the prospect of technological advances. The goal of the workshop was to rethink how policy and business practices can adapt to accommodate the diverging interests of primary energy and fuel production and water sustainability.
- William Bellamy - Energy in Water: The Management Options and Opportunities
- Ann Codrington - Protecting Drinking Water Supplies
- John Conti - Annual Energy Outlook (2011)
- Ian Duncan- Water for Primary Fuels Forecasts
- Ian Duncan - Water Usage in Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Gas
- Jerald J. Fletcher - Coal Mining: Water Resource Implications
- Dave Hager - Water Stewardship and the Shale Gas Revolution
- Richard Hammack - Water Management and Energy Production
- Robert Horner - Water Use for Other Transportation Fuels: Oil, Natural Gas, Coal-to-Liquids, and Hydrogen
- Ann Lowery - Water / Energy Nexus in Massachusetts: A State Perspective
- Jordan Macknick - Water Intensity in the Extraction and Processing of Primary Fuels: The Case of Renewables
- Howard Passell - Can We Meet Projected Demand?
- Ron Pate - Water Demand for Biofuels Production
- Timothy J. Richards - Water & Primary Fuels Innovation Outlook
- Stephen H. Schoenholtz - Coal Mining and Water Resources in the Central Appalachians: Emerging Environmental Challenges
- Vincent Tidwell - Water for Electricity Production Forecasts
- Primary Energy and Transportation Fuels and the Energy and Water Nexus: Ten Challenges - Blythe Lyons, senior fellow of the Energy and Environment Program.
- Fueling America and the Energy Water Nexus: How and Why it Impacts the Nexus and What Next - Gen. Richard L. Lawson, USAF (Ret.), vice chairman, Atlantic Council; Blythe Lyons, senior fellow, Energy and Environment Program; John Lyman, director, Energy and Environment Program; and Mihaela Carstei, associate director, Energy and Environment Program.
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On May 22, the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative will hold a discussion on the history of cyber critical infrastructure protection in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD-63). This event will be streamed LIVE from 3:00 p.m.
On May 23, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a panel discussion on new developments in security cooperation among the United States, its European allies, and the Gulf states, and how they are likely to evolve in the coming years.
On May 30, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will release a new issue brief, The Kaleidoscope Turns Again in a Crisis-Challenged Iran, a discussion of Iran’s upcoming presidential elections.
From June 13-14, the 2013 Wrocław Global Forum will bring together over 350 top policy-makers and business leaders to explore the region’s impact as an actor in Europe, as well as its crucial role in the transatlantic partnership and on the global stage.