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Does Geopolitics drive the energy and climate policy?

Energy, climate change and the environment

DBB-Forum, Atrium IV (Berlin)
Friedrichstr. 169/170 - 10117 Berlin
CEPS Event

Does Geopolitics drive the energy and climate policy?


A Podium discussion in Berlin jointly organised by CEPS and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

For a long time natural gas was considered to be a dwindling and expensive resource. Germany and other EU countries must primarily import it from Russia. Every time with supply shortages when Russia and the Ukraine fight over the transmission flows. New pipelines and new suppliers are to provide for more energy security. Thus, geopolitics plays a role. And now times are changing: a gas glut has reached in Europe. Shale gas which is obtained in the United States and is also available in Europe increases the supply on a mid-term basis. What changes will these effects have on the global gas market: on the pricing, the monopolist Gazprom, the energy relations to Russia, the many pipeline projects, the planned investments in Siberia, and the energy security in Germany and Europe? These questions are to be answered by experts.

Dr. Michael Borchard

Head of the Department of Policy and Consulting, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.