New energy legislation – the “Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act of 2008 – recently passed the House and is under consideration in the Senate. Energy Security Initiative Director Charles Ebinger discusses the current Congressional debate and offers recommendations to policy-makers to address global climate change, energy security and consumer protection.
For the first time, [the European Parliament elections] will be fought on European issues, not on national issues. [French President Emmanuel Macron and Italy's governing populists] represent two pure versions of what's going to be offered. [Europe is] now entering a phase where the political fight is in Brussels. It is now a place where you have parties and platforms, and the direction might shift very much if a new party wins.