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CD185: Global Energy Outlook

Congressional Dish

Release Date: 11/26/2018

It’s impossible to analyze the political calculations of world leaders without factoring in global energy. In this episode, listen along with Jen and Joe Briney as they listen to a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing examining the Global Energy Outlook, which has served to determine the foreign policy decisions of U.S. leaders throughout 2018.


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Sound Clip Sources

Hearing: Full committee hearing to examine the domestic and global energy outlook, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, January 16, 2018.

Debate: House Debate on Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions, C-SPAN, July 25, 2017.
  • 15:15 Tim Ryan (OH): What’s happening with these sanctions here in the targeting of Russian gas pipelines—their number one export—I think is entirely appropriate. The Nord Stream 2, which carries gas from Russia through the Baltics to Germany—and I know Germany isn’t happy about it, but this is something that we have to do. And the point I want to make is we have to address this issue in a comprehensive way. We must continue to focus on how we get our gas here in the United States, our natural gas, to Europe, to our allies, so they’re not so dependent on Russia. We’ve got to have the sanctions, but we’ve also got to be shipping liquid natural gas to some of these allies of ours so they’re not so dependent on the Russians, which is part and parcel of this entire approach.

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Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)