See Europe left behind as shale shock drives America’s industrial resurgence - Telegraph
The author is one of the leading financial journalists in the UK on European economic issues.
US oil and gas growth is driven by fracking of shale oil and shale gas,allowing extraction from previously difficult rock formations.
Germany was spooked into abandoning nuclear power by the Japanese nuclear disaster,ignoring the latter's moderate loss of life and its earthquake prone siting.
The UK seems chronically unable to do big infrastructure projects in energy or anything else.
-Citigroup thinks US output of crude and equivalents may top 15.6m b/d of crude oil and equivalents by 2020 [millions of barrels a day].
-US Energy Department expects 11.4m b/d next year
-"America will no longer need a drop of crude from the Islamic world."
-"Germany thinks it can power Europe's foremost industrial machine from offshore wind in the Baltic. "It is a religion,not a policy...very near blackouts."
-"France has shale but has imposed a drilling moratorium...
-"Britain has been sauntering towards a debacle for a decade.Eight coal plants are to close by 2015...Much of the UK's nuclear industry is on its last legs."