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Time For Energy Diplomacy

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Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has unfolded into the most serious East-West crisis in a generation. These events have illustrated Europe’s energy insecurity, but also highlight how the United States and European Union now have a tremendous opportunity to advance mutual foreign policy goals. I’ve written more on what we can do over at GMF…

The U.S. has become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia last month. This domestic boom can provide a secure and reliable energy source to Europe in coming years, as we on both sides of the Atlantic ultimately work toward developing sustainable alternatives. Continue reading

Sheril Kirshenbaum About the Author: Sheril Kirshenbaum is Director of The Energy Poll at The University of Texas at Austin where she works to enhance public understanding of energy issues and improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public. Follow on Twitter @Sheril_.

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