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European Energy Security: An American Responsibility?

August 31, 2014

When the Ukraine crisis broke out threatening to compromise Europe’s energy supply from Russia, many American politicians and pundits called for the United States to expedite exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to help bolster European energy security. Speaker of the House John Boehner opined in The Wall Street Journal, “America not only has […]

The U.S. Can Be Energy Independent

August 31, 2010

Unlike Europe, which is heavily dependent on Russian natural gas for its electricity generation, the U.S. is essentially energy independent when it comes to its power supply. It does not need to import coal and natural gas, chief sources of electricity generation, and no foreign nation can turn off the United States’ power at will. […]

Greens & Hawks: An Uneasy Alliance

August 31, 2009

Many Americans perceive the fight for energy security and the effort to reduce our oil dependence as synonymous with the effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Politicians talking about energy often bind together energy security and the environment, creating the impression that using less oil would not only slow down the transfer of wealth to […]

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