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.
Blythe Lyons is a senior fellow with the Council's Energy and Environment Program.
Ms. Lyons has provided energy policy consulting services, with a focus on nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation, to utilities, industry, nonprofit and academic institutions, and various national as well as state governments since the late 1970s. Other areas of research and expertise include electric power policy, international energy trading, and energy and water issues. With her colleague, Julian Steyn, Ms. Lyons co-wrote the critically acclaimed book on nuclear policy by Senator Pete Domenici, A Brighter Tomorrow (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
Ms. Lyons began her career at International Energy Associates Limited (IEAL), a nuclear consulting firm established in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Energy Resources International, Inc., where she worked as a senior consultant, Ms. Lyons worked for Pickard, Lowe and Garrick, Inc., a nuclear engineering consulting firm in Washington, DC.
In addition to numerous articles and client reports during her years as a consultant, under the auspices of the Atlantic Council's Program on Energy and Environment, Ms. Lyons has written U.S.-China Cooperation on Low-Emissions Coal Technologies: Realities and Opportunities; Developing a Realistic and Balanced United States Electric Power Generation Portfolio; United States-China Cooperation on Nuclear Power: An Opportunity for Fostering Sustainable Energy Security; Energy for Water and Water For Energy; and Primary Energy and Transportation Fuels and the Energy and Water Nexus: Ten Challenges.
Ms. Lyons has a bachelor of science degree in the Foreign Service with a concentration in international relations, law and diplomacy, from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She studied at New York University in Paris and at L’École des Études Politiques (Paris).
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).
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.