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Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 305–312 | Cite as

Transatlantic energy security: convergence or divergence?

  • John R. Deni
  • Karen Smith StegenEmail author
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Abstract

Recent upheaval in the global energy system — how energy is produced, transported and consumed — has unsettled long-held notions of energy security. For decades, transatlantic cooperation helped undergird the system’s stability, but how is the relationship faring in the current era of energy uncertainty? In this special issue, experts from across Europe and the USA, including advisers to the executive and legislative branches of both the EU and the USA, to senior military commanders and to major international organisations and companies, examine various facets of the transatlantic energy relationship and whether it is characterised by convergence or divergence.

Keywords

transatlantic relationship energy security renewable energies shale gas NATO 

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Notes

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© Board of Transatlantic Studies 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Strategic Studies InstituteUnited States Army War CollegeCarlisle BarracksUSA
  2. 2.Jacobs University/Bremer Energie InstitutBremenGermany

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