About: security of supply Archives

  • Business and Commission in plea for Nabucco pipeline

    Med & South 04-07-2008

    Top officials at the Commission and one of Central Europe's largest oil and gas groups yesterday (2 July) called for progress to be made on the Nabucco project, which aims to reduce Europe's dependency on Russian gas supplies. But they warned that its realisation would depend on "foreign policy scenarios".

  • Gazprom looms large on EU’s gas supply horizon

    Energy 30-01-2008

    Russian energy giant Gazprom has secured further pipeline deals with individual EU member states and announced its ambition to move into the UK market this week, casting further doubts over the EU's ambition to "speak with one voice" on external energy matters.

  • Ukraine-Gazprom crisis averted, for now

    Med & South 11-10-2007

    Ukraine has agreed to settle a debt of $2 billion owed to Gazprom, calming EU fears about a possible repeat of the January 2006 gas supply crisis caused by a payment dispute between the Ukraine and the Russian energy giant.

  • Black Sea oil pipeline to start flowing by 2012

    Energy 04-04-2007

    Five southern European countries and the Commission signed a declaration on 3 April 2007 to build a pipeline to bring oil from the Black Sea to central European markets by 2012, in a move aimed at reducing the EU's energy dependence.

  • Business: ‘Climate action useless without global support’

    Development Policy 19-03-2007

    EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions of greenhouse gases by up to 30% within 13 years but the real battle will be in convincing the world's other big polluters to follow suit, according to business leaders.

  • Washington feels heat of climate change

    Development Policy 14-02-2007

    As lawmakers of more than 20 countries meet in Washington to discuss climate change and energy security, the US Congress is abuzz with legislative proposals to reduce American greenhouse-gas emissions.

  • German energy giant blamed for power failure

    Energy 31-01-2007

    The power failure of 4 November 2006 that affected more than 15 million households in various parts of Europe was the result of a lack of security measures within the network administered by E.ON, a report finds. 

  • Bush’s State of the Union: no energy U-turn

    Energy 25-01-2007

    Contrary to expectations, US President George W. Bush's energy and climate-change policy will not drastically alter. His promise to reduce US petrol consumption by 20% in ten years hinges on major technological breakthroughs.

  • Energy spring in Washington?

    Energy 17-01-2007

    The new Democrats majority in the US Congress has Europe speculating about a possible American U-turn on energy and climate-change policy. Is the US preparing for its own 'energy revolution'?

  • EU ‘energy revolution’ does not convince

    Energy 15-01-2007

    The Commission's energy and climate change package, presented on 10 January, received a lukewarm welcome in industry and NGO circles. EURACTIV provides a comprehensive positions overview.

  • Are people ready for EU’s energy revolution?

    Energy 09-01-2007

    European citizens know very little about the importance of energy policy in their daily lives and do not see the need for research on energy efficiency, according to a Eurobarometer survey presented on 8 January 2007.

  • Parliament wants clear targets for future EU energy policy

    Science & Policymaking 15-12-2006

    By 2020, the EU should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and produce 25% of its primary energy through renewables, according to a report adopted by the European Parliament on 14 December.