Oct 21

Past Event

Transatlantic Energy Strategies and Resource Nationalism: The New European Energy Landscape


In the coming decades, Europe faces considerable challenges in addressing its increasing demand for energy with finite resources and a growing dependence on external supplies.

On October 21, the Center on the United States and Europe and the Energy Security Initiative at Brookings, and the Berlin-based Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) hosted a discussion of the new European energy landscape and its ramifications for the transatlantic alliance. Energy experts and officials from both sides of the Atlantic addressed critical issues, including security of supply, resource nationalism, shale gas and oil production, alternative and renewable technologies, and the impact of the financial crisis. In their remarks, David Goldwyn of the U.S. Department of State, Piotr Szymanski of the European Commission, and Pierre Noël of the University of Cambridge considered the multi-faceted nature of European energy security and the role the European Union and the U.S. play in shaping a global energy governance architecture.

Senior Fellow Charles Ebinger, director of the Energy Security Initiative, provided introductory remarks and moderated the discussion. After the program, the panelists took audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • Introduction and Moderator

  • Featured Speakers

    • David Goldwyn

      Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs, U.S. Department of State

    • Pierre Noël

      Research Associate and Director of Energy Policy Forum, University of Cambridge

    • Piotr Szymanski

      Director of Nuclear Safeguards, European Commission Directorate General for Energy


October 21, 2010

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


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