Energy Market Shock Absorbers:¬†Waiving Environmental Regulations in Response to Fuel Market Disruptions. Joseph Aldy, March 23, 2017, Paper, “As a result, such volatility can have important political implications. Energy price volatility has historically reflected geopolitical events around the world. But recently in the United States, natural disasters, policy¬†design and implementation, and competition in markets have contributed to volatility in U.S. energy price.Link