The interlinking roles of energy, environment and economics have played an increasing role in transatlantic and international politics. Opinions sometimes differ across the Atlantic on issues of renewable energy, job creation, natural resources, and climate change. However, it is clear that continued transatlantic dialogue programs help to think through economically beneficial policies that also take environmental concerns into account.
In addition, the FES engages in the Transatlantic Climate Breakfast Club, a monthly meeting forum that was spearheaded by the FES to foster dialogue and encourage cooperation between transatlantic actors on energy and environmental policy, with special attention given to the Energiewende (energy transition). These monthly meetings have facilitated synergies and ongoing projects with existing and new partners in both the US, Canada and Europe.