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Public Affairs 03-03-2011

Who runs EU energy policies?

The EU is putting in place an ambitious energy policy in a bid to improve security of supplies and achieve bold CO2 reduction targets. But how does the EU decision-making process function on energy-related issues? And what is the role of the industry sector and interest groups?
Energy 20-08-2009

Pipeline politics? Russia and the EU’s battle for energy

While Russian gas giant Gazprom is drawing up long-term plans to strengthen its grip on Europe with pipeline projects backed by the Kremlin, the EU's response strategies are only in the early stages of development.
Energy 15-10-2008

High oil prices: The EU’s response

As record-high fuel prices sparked protests across Europe in Spring 2008, the EU is preparing both long and short-term policy responses, including tax breaks for energy savings and increased transparency of oil inventories.
Energy 18-09-2007

Biofuels: The Next Generation

With ethanol and biodiesel coming under increasing criticism for driving up food prices and putting biodiversity at risk, the EU has committed to 'second-generation' biofuels as a clean alternative for transportation - but many challenges remain before they find their way into our cars.
Energy 30-05-2007

Peak Oil

Is it possible that the world has reached the point of maximum oil production? - Some geological experts believe so and if their 'peak oil' theory is correct, this would have enormous consequences for energy security and for the world's economy. Nevertheless, the issue receives little attention in the EU's energy security policy.
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