The paper provides a summary of the key issues raised in the third meeting of the Mediterranean Strategy Group which was convened in Rome to discuss the problem of energy security and cooperation in the Mediterranean from a transatlantic perspective. The meeting looked into the impact of geopolitical and economic variables on energy security around the Mediterranean, including the role and interests of “new” actors such as China, Russia and India. It also examined the outlook for new oil, gas, nuclear and electric power transmission projects, the prospects for alternative energy schemes, and the implications for strategy and policy affecting governments and the private sectors.
Report of the third seminar of the Mediterranean Strategy Group, organized by the German Marshall Fund of the US in cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, 21-23 January 2010.
1. Context and Rationale
2. The Impact of Geopolitical and Economic Variables on Energy Security
3. Old and New Actors on the Mediterranean Energy Scene
4. The Mediterranean Energy Scene Today
5. The Algerian Energy Market: potential and challenges
6. The Eastern Mediterranean
7. The Future of Gas, Nuclear and Renewable Sources
8. Mediterranean Energy and the Transatlantic Policy Debate