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.

In an increasingly interwoven and interdependent transatlantic community, the political decision-making process is expanding both horizontally and vertically. The actors on the policy stage are multiplying at all levels. The role of subnational units—be they cities, states, or regions—have become stronger as they impact the national governments. This is particularly pronounced in federal systems such as the United States and Germany…

What is the definition of energy security in the twenty-first century? In the past, one might have been inclined to identify energy supplies as the core of security. Yet, the predictions about the end of oil reserves have been
somewhat cyclical in recent decades…

Securing the supply of energy is one of mankind’s basic needs. The exploitation of fossil fuels, (coal, petroleum, and more recently natural gas), has been one of the foundations of the development of industrial society…

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