Missed Chances on Energy Security
The EU-U.S. Summit on 30 April 2007 passed a statement on energy security, efficiency, and climate change that is strong on rhetoric but weak on substance. Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Director of the Europe program at the Nature Conservancy and Senior Policy Advisor to Ecologic Institute, provides some critical commentary on the substance of the summit.
Müller-Kraenner argues that the summit's statement on energy security and climate change was a wasted opportunity for progress and that the summit declaration contains few concrete policy initiatives.