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Energy Security and Natural Gas Markets in Europe: Lessons by Tim Boersma

By Tim Boersma

Moving beyond most traditional wondering power safeguard in Europe which revolves round balance of provides and the reliability of providers, this e-book presents the background of ecu policy-making concerning power assets, together with fresh controversies approximately shale gasoline and fracking. utilizing the United States as a benchmark, the author tests the speculation that ecu power defense is in danger basically as a result of a scarcity of industry integration and cooperation among member states. This loss of integration nonetheless prohibits typical fuel to stream freely through the continent, which makes elements of Europe weak in case of provide disruptions. 

The booklet demonstrates that the european fuel industry has been constructing at various speeds, leaving the Northwest of the continent kind of good built-in, with enough exchange and liquidity and varied offers, while different components are much less constructed. In those components of Europe there's a structural loss of investments in infrastructure, interconnectors, opposite circulate techniques and garage amenities. therefore, although vast development has been made in parts of the EU, single resource dependency frequently prevails, leaving the proper member states prone to industry strength abuse. distinct comparisons are made from the events within the Netherlands and Poland, and of power coverage within the united states. The e-book dismantles many of the latest assumptions in regards to the inspiration of strength defense, and touches upon the extent of rhetoric that includes in such a lot strength protection and coverage debates in Europe.

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