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If Europe wants to embrace natural gas as a bridge to a low-carbon future, it should draw from America’s stunning success

Makholm, Jeff (2015) If Europe wants to embrace natural gas as a bridge to a low-carbon future, it should draw from America’s stunning success. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (18 Mar 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Why have Europeans paid nearly $500 billion more than Americans for their gas over the past six years? Jeff D. Makholm looks at the differences in gas markets between the U.S. and Europe, writing that while America’s pipelines are run in an open and competitive way, Europe’s are secretive and monopolistic. He argues that gas suppliers in European countries operate behind the European Union’s protectionist legislation, which leads away from competition in gas supply. Only when the European Union empowers its gas consumers to act collectively and confront this regulation, will gas related energy costs – and carbon emissions – begin to fall.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 13:30
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61707

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