Former Chief Operating Officer
Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, Innovation, and Infrastructure Policy
Andrew Holland was the American Security Project’s Chief Operating Officer. His area of research is on on energy, climate change, trade, innovation and infrastructure policy. For more than 15 years, he has worked at the center of debates about how to achieve sustainable energy security and how to effectively address climate change.
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.
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 about America’s role in the Arctic and before the Senate Select Committee on the Climate Crisis about the national security threats of climate change.
He is the Executive Director of the Fusion Industry Association, an initiative of ASP, that brings together private fusion energy companies to support the growth of fusion power.
He is a member of is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), the Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy (ELEEP) Network, a transatlantic network operated by the Atlantic Council and the Ecologic Institute, and was an Energy Security Fellow with Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).
Email Andrew here.
Assessing US and North American Energy Security in 2017
Alleviating the Resource Curse
Climate Diplomacy: A Strategy for American Leadership
Energy and Geopolitics in the Eastern Mediterranean
America’s Role in the Arctic: Opportunity and Security in the High North
Water Management in the American Southwest: Lessons for the Age of Climate Change
Fusion Power: A 10-Year Plan to Energy Security
Cause & Effect: U.S. Gasoline Prices
Advanced Biofuels and National Security
Critical Energy Choices for the Next Administration
Six Decades of Civilian Fusion Research Has Produced Major Technological Advances in the U.S.
“Atlantis 2.0: How Climate Change Could Make States Disappear and What That Means for Global Security” – Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene, June 2017
“The Trans Pacific Partnership for Peace” – The Washington Examiner, June 29, 2016
“Preventing Tomorrow’s Climate Wars” – Scientific American, June 2016
“America’s Chance to Help Break Russia’s Energy Dominance” – The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2016
“Fusion Energy Sooner and Cheaper?” – Breaking Energy, June 18, 2015
“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
“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