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Until recently, the EU
deliberately shielded its gas business with Russia from the disruption caused
by turbulent East-West politics. Now a new round of anti-Kremlin sanctions
imposed by the U.S. Congress and the shale gas revolution threaten to upset the
complicated energy relationship.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Dr. Frank Umbach
outlays for a nuclear energy plant are considered, from construction to
accident prevention to decommissioning costs, nuclear energy is an expensive
proposition. The companies that export this technology and their governments
are going the extra mile to attract foreign buyers and see the deals through
because their benefits go far beyond a power plant deal.
Dr. Carole Nakhle
The European Commission’s new energy strategy for dealing with outside countries would, among other things, demand that it is kept informed of all existing and new bi-lateral agreements which member states make on their own. This special report, the second in a two-part series, looks at why this is one of the key proposals of the new strategy which is aimed at achi...
European Union countries are becoming more dependent on foreign energy imports, but bilateral agreements between some of the larger member states are undermining the bargaining power of the EU to strike deals which would ensure energy security for all its states. This special report, the first of two, looks at the background to the European Commission’s new strateg...
Germany’s nuclear free energy policy to become a ‘green energy island’ may have gained popular support, but the decision could also lead to electricity blackouts if the problems of supply and storage are not solved. This second report in a three-part series on the nuclear free decision looks at the short-term impacts on the domestic energy supply security