Tag Archives: energy security

Will energy efficiency be sidelined in the Energy Union’s implementation?

EU energy ministers are meeting in Brussels today to discuss the implementation of the Energy Union. Looking at what has been discussed so far, the strategy may not prioritise energy efficiency enough to help Europe become climate-friendly. By Petr Hlobil Campaigns director, originally appeared on Bankwatch website EU energy ministers are meeting in Brussels today […]

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Event: the Southern Gas Corridor – A discussion on energy security, democracy and human rights violations from Italy to Azerbaijan

Event details: When? Tuesday, May 5, 2015 2 pm – 5.30 pm Where? Résidence Palace 155, rue de la Loi 1040 Brussels, Belgium Register here online (registration is obligatory) The conference will be structured as follows: Introductory remarks – 10 min By MEP Claude Turmes (Greens/EFA, Luxembourg) and Emma Hughes, Platform (UK) Session 1 – […]

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Pipe Dreams: Why the Southern Gas Corridor will not reduce EU dependency on Russia

Brussels – The Southern Gas Corridor*, the EU’s new pet energy project, is not only unnecessary in light of gas demand projections, but also seems likely to fall short on the much flaunted goal of bringing energy independence from Russia, according to a new NGO study “Pipe Dreams”* published today. According to calculations included in […]

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New approach to energy deals could cause some problems.

appeared in the European Voice Much of the media coverage of the European Commission’s proposals for a more coherent European approach towards energy providers outside the bloc focused on the main points presented by Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for energy, in his press conference on 8 September (“Commission wants more EU control in energy […]

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