Andrew Holland

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Director of Studies

Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate

Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy

andrewhollandAndrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Director of Studies and Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate. As an expert on energy, climate change, and infrastructure policy, he has worked at the center of debates about how to achieve sustainable energy security and how to effectively address climate change for the last decade.

He served as Legislative Assistant on Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure for United States Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska for three years from 2006 through 2008.  He worked in the US House of Representatives for the House Ways and Means Committee and the Office of Congresswoman Roukema.

He holds a Master’s Degree in International Strategy and Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a  Bachelor’s Degree in History and Economics from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

He is originally from New York City, grew up in New Jersey, and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

Additional Skills and Experience

He is an experienced writer and strategic analyst. He is widely cited in the media on energy and environmental policy. He has spoken about energy security, Arctic policy, and water resources at high-level events in South Korea, Brussels, Washington, London, Berlin, Geneva, and China.

He testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee in December, 2014 about America’s role in the Arctic.

In 2009 and 2010, he was the manager of the Transatlantic Dialogue on Climate Change and Security for the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).  This dialogue, funded by the European Commission, brought together subject experts from government, the military, NGOs, Think Tanks, and academia to discuss the impacts of climate change on food, water, and energy security. He has a close relationship with a diverse group of energy, security, and environmental experts from around the world.

He is a member of the Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy (ELEEP) Network, a transatlantic network operated by the Atlantic Council and the Ecologic Institute, is an Energy Security Fellow with Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) and is a member of the IISS.








Email Andrew here. Andrew blogs for Energy Trend Insider’s “Power Policy” blog.

ASP Reports:

Fusion Power: A 10-Year Plan to Energy Security

Cause & Effect: U.S. Gasoline Prices

Advanced Biofuels and National Security

The Dams of the Himalayas

The Climate Security Report

Critical Energy Choices for the Next Administration

America’s Energy Choices

Six Decades of Civilian Fusion Research Has Produced Major Technological Advances in the U.S.

A selection of Andrew’s writings:

National Security in a Rapidly Changing Arctic – How a Lack of Attention to the Arctic is Harming America’s Interests  Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Issue 15-1, Winter/Spring, 2014. 

Risk Reward & Revolution: Why globalizing the natural gas revolution is smart environmental and economic policy for Louisiana” – The Pelican Institute for Public Policy, January 2014

Bay of Bengal: A Hotspot for Climate Insecurity” – Sustainable Security, August 4, 2013

U.S. – China Agreement on Climate Shows Promise” – Energy Trends Insider, April 25, 2013

The many empty meanings of ‘energy security’” – Christian Science Monitor, April 19, 2013

With Military’s Push, Biofuels Can Grow” – Christian Science Monitor, December 2, 2012

Why the New York Times is Wrong on the National Ignition Facility” – AOL Energy, October 17, 2012

The Arctic: Last energy frontier?” with Robert Gardner – The Hill, August 14, 2012

Through Innovation and Investment, the U.S. Can Lead in Next-Generation Energy, Nuclear Fusion” with Nick Cunningham – AOL Energy, August 3, 2012

Calming Tensions With Iran Is the Real Solution on Oil” – USNews and World Report Debate Club

Running on empty: Failing to address high gas prices” – The Hill, April 17, 2012

America’s Changing Energy Choices” – The Hill, March 5, 2012

What America Can Learn from Detroit” – The Atlantic, February 17, 2012

Blue Ribbon Commission: Disposing of our Nuclear Waste” – The Hill, February 3, 2012

Race Around the World: The 20 Year Contest for Oil” – The Atlantic, December 13, 2011

Its Time For International Emissions Reductions” – AOL Energy, November 8 2011

Fusion for the Future” – AOL Energy, September 20, 2011

Why We Can’t Let Solyndra Failure Kill Support for Solar” – The Atlantic, September 15, 2011

Final Report to the European Commission – Climate Change and its Impact on Global Security, January 2011

Copenhagen Accord Faces First Test” – IISS Strategic Comments, January, 2010

Building Global Food Security”- IISS Strategic Comments, December, 2009

Learning From Europe on Climate Change“- Survival, vol 51, no.6, December, 2009

Deadlock on Climate Change” – IISS Strategic Comments, August, 2009

Media Citations:


Climate Change & Extreme Weather Threaten National Security” Radio Interview, WESA Essential Pittsburgh. Listen here.

Climate Change a Threat to Homeland Security” The Joe Show, January 8, 2014. Listen here.

Will global warming lead to more war? It’s not that simple – Washington Post, August 5, 2013

China Seeks New Technology in Oil Deal – VOA News, August 2, 2012

First Business News: September 2011

Recent Posts

Congress Affirms Climate Change a Threat to Security - Asks for Military to Prepare

Posted on: Jul 12, 2017

Appropriators: DoD Should Plan for Climate Change

Posted on: Jun 23, 2017

China's One Belt, One Road: An Ambitious Strategy Challenging the U.S.

Posted on: May 25, 2017

Inaction on Cuba Harms American Interests

Posted on: May 18, 2017

U.S. Ending Term As Chair of Arctic Council - But Must Remain Arctic-Focused

Posted on: May 09, 2017