Video: A Transatlantic Energy Revolution

  • Jul 16, 2013
    Duration: 00:47:01
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    Please join us for an important discussion with EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger as he presents the EU's view on recent energy developments and their global implications.  What was Europe's policy response to increased global energy consumption, the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, and the shale gas revolution?  From the EU's energy liberalization policies, its Southern European Gas Corridor and growth in renewable energy sources, European energy policies had focused on energy diversification, competitiveness, and the fight against climate change.  Had these policies been successful?  What was next on the EU's agenda for renewable energy?  What progress has been achieved to date on European energy market integration?  How did the domestic energy policies of EU member states, such as Germany's "Energiewende," impact EU policies?  And finally, what impact did the development of US unconventional energy sources have on European energy trends and overall economic competitiveness?  Will Europe embrace its own unconventional energy revolution? Our speaker provided his unique insights on these trends as well as their implications for Europe and the United States.