U.S. and German approaches to energy and climate change have undergone significant change in recent years. New technologies such as “fracking,” higher efficiency standards, and national energy strategies like the “Energiewende” have an impact at the local, regional, and international levels. AICGS explores where both countries can learn and cooperate on questions of energy policy, energy security, and climate change.

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics ECB says Eurozone set for fastest growth since 2007 (BBC) U.S. Senate approves doubling disaster aid package, extending borrowing limit (Washington Post) Equifax data breach may affect up to 143 million American consumers (The Wall Street Journal) Foreign & Domestic Policy Four …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Germany’s Small Lenders Gripe About Low Rates (The Wall Street Journal) Trump Tax Plan May Free Up Corporate Dollars, but Then What? (New York Times) Blasts, ‘chemical reactions’ rock storm-crippled chemical plant in Texas as Harvey flooding persists (The Washington Post) China …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Germany’s dirty diesel cars en route for Eastern Europe (DW) Warum ist Strom so teuer? (Spiegel) Brexit-Folgen: Finanzlobby verspricht Zehntausende neue Jobs für Region Frankfurt (Spiegel) Foreign and Domestic Policy Erdogan entlässt weitere Hunderte Staatsdiener (FAZ) Interior Ministry shuts down, raids left-wing …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Privatisierungs-Überlegungen: Was macht Niedersachen eigentlich mit dem VW-Geld? (FAZ) German confidence in automakers and politicians plummets (DW) Elektroantrieb: die überforderte Zukunft (Spiegel) Nordkorea-Krise kostet Anleger eine Billion Dollar (Spiegel) Foreign and Domestic Policy Trump: Waffen sind geladen und entsichert (FAZ) North Korea: …Read More

Energy policy is the geoeconomic tool par excellence. Whether it is the OPEC oil embargoes of the 1970s, the subsequent creation of the International Energy Agency by Western consuming nations, or more recent U.S. and EU efforts to diversify supply and promote renewables, the foreign policy implications of buying and selling oil and gas are …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Das geheime Kartell der deutschen Autobauer (Spiegel) So wichtig sind VW, BMW und Daimler für Deutschland (SDZ) German media groups to form data alliance (DW) Japan spending uptick ends 16-month lull (DW) Foreign and Domestic Policy US Sanctions Expert: European concerns are …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Why the spectre of a hard Brexit has European airlines worried (The Economist) EU promises trade war if Trump imposes steel restrictions (Foreign Policy) Sexist Audi commercial sparks backlash in China (Deutsche Welle) ExxonMobil has been fined for an ‘egregious’ violation of …Read More

On June 15, the US Senate approved an act to sharply expand sanctions imposed on Russia in retaliation for its intervention in eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014. The broadly bi-partisan move that enshrined Barack Obama’s earlier executive orders – intended as a response to Moscow’s alleged cyber interference in US elections – …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics The European Commission levies a huge fine on Google (The Economist) ‘Pharma bro’ Shkreli’s trial begins as ex-pharma CEO faces allegations of cheating investors (Deutsche Welle) GE CEO criticizes President Trump on China and the Paris Accords (The Atlantic) Foreign and Domestic …Read More

The United States is fast abandoning leadership of the liberal world order. The withdrawal of the U.S. from the recently negotiated and signed Paris Agreement is the latest self-inflicted wound. Many Americans, however, are not happy with Trump’s decision and they are determined to advance a progressive environmental agenda at the local, state, and regional …Read More

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