Reports 2017

Transatlantic Challenges: The changing geopolitics of gas markets: Implications for the EU and the US

4 October 2017


The global energy system is a rapidly changing environment. Climate change, the transition towards clean energy, markets trends and geopolitics are all drivers which play a role in these changes. The Trump administration created more uncertainty in the sector, as the ‘America First’ energy plan seems to collide with the EU’s priorities, while sanctions from the US pose a challenge to its investments perspectives in foreign countries. This Policy Dialogue examined the current situation in the energy sector, focusing on the latest innovations in gas markets and the state of transatlantic relations. It explored the choices and the challenges that the EU is facing, including the political clashes on the need to build new infrastructures.

Speakers included: Annika Hedberg, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre, Marco Giuli, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre, Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Kirsten Westphal, Senior Associate, SWP, Stefan Moser, Head of Unit for Security of Supply, European Commission, Jonathan Gaventa, Director, E3G.