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Can Europe count on US LNG?

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: The US House of Representatives recently voted against the Biden Administration's decision to pause or ban new liquified natural gas (LNG) infrastructure projects
• This decision has sparked a contentious debate on US energy policy

🔭 The context: The Biden Administration's recent pause on LNG infrastructure development, including exports, has been criticized by both domestic political figures and international stakeholders
• This policy has raised concerns over energy security in Europe, especially given the continent's reliance on LNG imports to reduce dependence on Russian gas amidst growing environmental and climate considerations

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: LNG is seen as a bridge fuel in the transition towards zero emissions, offering a cleaner alternative to coal and helping reduce CO2 emissions
• However, concerns about methane leakage, a potent greenhouse gas, persist
• The debate around LNG infrastructure highlights the complex balance between immediate energy needs, environmental sustainability, and long-term climate goals

⏭️ What's next: The future of US LNG exports and infrastructure development remains uncertain, with political and environmental debates likely to continue influencing policy decisions
• The potential impacts on global gas markets, energy security in Europe and Asia, and the overall progress towards climate goals will be closely watched

💬 One quote: "It’s all about politics,” (Senator Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia)

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