About: energy independence

Europe's East 10-04-2018

EU-backed programme promotes decentralisation of politics in Ukraine

After centuries of being dependent on a central power, the villages of Ukraine are starting to feel the benefits of self-governance thanks to a European Union-backed program called U-LEAD, which has already tripled rural resources and boosted sleepy economies. EURACTIV's media partner efe-epa reports.
Energy 03-02-2017

Can the Energy Union become a growth engine for Europe?

The Energy Union is an unparalleled opportunity for the EU to boost energy its efficiency, cut imports and create consumers money. To achieve this, we must unlock the potential of smart systems and embrace digitalisation, writes Anton Koller.
Energy 09-11-2016

Western energy investment in Moldova depends on election result

Energy majors are lining up to obtain hydrocarbon exploration projects in Moldova but the outcome is dependent on the result of the upcoming presidential election, according to a former Romanian energy minister. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Energy 29-09-2016

Time to get holistic on energy

The EU needs to stop treating all energy sources as if they were equally desirable when it comes to energy savings. This approach undermines the promotion of renewables, with negative effects for the EU’s energy independence, writes Anders Stouge.
Energy 27-07-2016

Three reasons to repurpose the Energy Union

The Energy Union is great on paper, but so far the European Commission has failed to provide it with a modern, engaging vision. Eckart Würzner sees three key reasons why the executive should do so and how it can achieve it.
Energy 04-07-2016

Emissions injustices committed against Greece must be corrected

The EU established its criteria for awarding free CO2 emission allowances in 2013. However, it failed to take into account the tough economic conditions that lay ahead, writes Georgios Andriotis.
Trade & Society 27-05-2015

A new International Energy Charter fit for the 21st century

The European Energy Charter was first signed in 1991, mainly to connect the resource rich fuel producing regions in Eastern Europe with much-needed Western European investment. But the world has changed a great deal since then, writes Howard Chase.
Energy 19-02-2015

The case for greater interconnection of energy supply

More interconnection would reduce Britain’s reliance on imported fossil fuels by allowing us to use the excess power of neighbouring countries, argues Will Straw from the IPPR.
Agnia Grigas
Energy 22-09-2014

Klaipeda’s LNG terminal: a game changer

The Klaipeda LNG terminal will enable Lithuania and its neighbours to access alternatives to Russian gas and will serve as the flagship for Baltic efforts to successfully address their persistent energy vulnerability, writes Agnia Grigas.
Central Europe 04-04-2012

Chevron suspends shale gas exploration to ‘reassure’ Romanians

The American multinational energy corporation Chevron has suspended its shale gas exploration activities in Romania, announcing that its only activity over the next 12 months will be seismic data surveying and reassuring citizens and policymakers concerned about perceived risks.
Central Europe 16-03-2012

Bulgarian PM fires minister, plans to buy Russian reactor

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borrisov has fired a key minister and announced today (16 March) that the country would buy a Russian nuclear reactor. In previous statements, Borissov has strongly opposed further Russian nuclear energy projects.

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