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Nuclear Energy in the U.S. and Germany: Weighing the Risks

Energy and climate policy in the U.S. and in Germany seem to be miles apart. In 2011, Germany decided to phase-out nuclear, whereas in early 2012 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory …

The Decentralization of the Electricity Grid – Mitigating Risk in the Energy Sector

Industrial countries like the U.S., Japan, and Germany depend on a functioning electricity grid as the backbone of their economies and way of life. Impediments to the electricity grid not only harm the economy and hurt the bottom line; they can also cause loss of life and hamper a country’s ability to react to a large-scale catastrophe.

Aki Kachi

Energy Security Risk Assessment: A Transatlantic Comparison

The U.S. and West Germany once shared similar energy profiles and similar global energy challenges. Through the 1960s and in the beginning of the 1970s, with largely comparable energy mixes, …

Climate 2.0 – Can Geoengineering Make the World a Safer Place?

Wizardry to some, anathema to others, geoengineering—or climate engineering—is slowly encroaching on the territory of traditional climate policy. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) next Assessment Report, due in …

Matthias Matthijs

White, Grey, and Black (Euro) Swans: Dealing with Transatlantic Financial Risk in 2012

The idea that the euro crisis is over is hopeful at best, naïve at worst. It is far from over. We are actually at the beginning of a dangerous new …

Invisible Redistribution to Weaker Economies? The Case for EU Automatic Stabilizers

The Greek financial crisis seems finally to have been overcome, thanks to emergency European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) lending to the Greek government.  Bondholders will have been …

Zusammenfassung: Das Ende der Fetten Jahre? Amerikanische und Deutsche Antworten auf die Wirtschaftskrise

Diese Studio kam zu folgenden Ergebnissen: Die Euro Krise und die Große Rezession haben dazu beigetragen, dass Deutschland eine höhere Aufmerksamkeit als in der Vergangenheit durch die US-Medien und Politik …

Deutschlands Erfolg zu Zeiten der Eurokrise: Auf Kosten der anderen oder besser als der Rest?

Diese Veröffentlichung im Rahmen des von der Bundesregierung finanzierten ERP Programms bildet den Abschluss des gemeinsam mit BIGS durchgeführten Projekts „The End of the Years of Plenty“  und untersucht die …

European Energy Security: A New Pattern of External Stability and Internal Risks

This essay examines recent developments in European energy policy and analyzes improvements and shortcomings of energy security, primarily in the field of fossil fuels. It argues that Europe has successfully addressed some external energy security risks, the gravest problems of energy security currently originate inside Europe itself due to insufficient funding of necessary infrastructure projects.

Same Economic Nightmares, Different Solutions: Transatlantic Approaches to International Macroeconomic Policymaking in the Face of the Crisis

Policy Report 48 argues that, in a climate of economic crisis and distress, transatlantic cooperation is still essential and must be expanded, despite current differences in policy. The authors address …