Archive | Energy Security

How Cold Will It Get this Winter?

This is the question on the minds of many in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Perennially posed by those who are curious about the weather, this question is taking on a whole new dimension—to say nothing of heightened urgency—by the fact that natural gas supply continuity remains very much an issue in this part of […]

Categories: Austria, Energy Security, Europe, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic

Poland-Lithuania Interconnector Advances

On Aug. 19, the natural gas transmission system operators of Poland (GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.) and Lithuania (AB Amber Grid) submitted joint applications to the European Union for funds to plan, design, and construct the Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL). The 550 km (343 mile) pipeline will run from Warsaw to Vilnius (approximately) and will have an initial […]

Categories: Energy Security, Europe, European Union, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, Poland

How the US Can Help Enhance EU Energy Security

The American Security Project (ASP), in conjunction with LNG Allies, held an event on Wed. July 30: Beyond Rhetoric: How The U.S. Can Help Enhance European Energy Security. The 90 minute session was moderated by ASP’s Andrew Holland and featured a panel of three experts: Robin L. Dunnigan, acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for […]

Categories: American Security Project, Baker Institute, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Lithuania, LNG Allies

Markey Holds Energy/Climate Hearing

The Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, International Environmental Protection, and Peace Corps of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Tue. July 22 entitled: U. S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies and Issues. Senators present at the hearing including Ed Markey (D-MA) the subcommittee chair, John Barrosso […]

Categories: Climate Change, Energy Security, Europe, US Senate

Nuland’s Energy Remarks in Croatia

Energy remarks made by Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs – Dubrovnik, Croatia (July 11) Keynote Address at the Croatia Forum Now more than ever, we have to work to secure Europe’s energy security by ensuring diversity of supply, building up reverse flow capabilities and storage capacity and creating deeper networks […]

Categories: Croatia, DOS, Energy Security, Europe

Important (Really!) Congressional Hearing

For six years (many moons ago), I worked for the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who used to joke that: “Congressional activity is an oxymoron, not unlike ‘military intelligence,’ or ‘cafeteria food.’ ” So, you can understand my reticence about putting the words ‘important’ and ‘hearing’ together in the same headline. Nonetheless, for those of […]

Categories: Congress, Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Global Market, TTIP, Ukraine, US Senate

NATO Head Calls for Enhanced Energy Security

The outgoing Secretary General of the NATO alliance, former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, addressed an overflow crowd at the Atlantic Council on Monday (July 7) to provide his observations about the many challenges facing NATO. Rasmussen, who will end his five-year term as “SecGen” following the NATO summit that takes place in Wales […]

Categories: Atlantic Council, Energy Security, Europe, European Union, NATO, Russia, TTIP, Ukraine, United States

Gazprom Halts Gas Shipments to Ukraine

Russia’s OAO Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz have been mud wrestling for months over gas pricing and debt issues. This fight between state-controlled companies has been widely publicized and we won’t regurgitate the details here. The dispute reached a new low today, however, with Gazprom announcing that it had reduced the flow of natural gas into […]

Categories: Energy Security, Europe, Fuel Diversity, Russia, Ukraine

EU Releases Energy Security Strategy

The European Commission released its EU Energy Security Strategy, which is designed to respond “to the political crisis in Ukraine” and the need to provide “a stable and abundant supply of energy for the EU’s citizens and economy.” It proposes action in five key areas: Increasing energy efficiency and reaching the proposed 2030 energy and […]

Categories: Energy Security, European Union

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