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Commission energy security plan would prolong addiction to EU energy imports

Press release | May 28, 2014 at 13:15

Brussels – Greenpeace has criticised a European Commission plan on EU energy security released today for potentially prolonging Europe’s addiction to energy imports of polluting and expensive fossil fuels.

Media briefing on the Commission’s energy security strategy

Publication | May 28, 2014 at 8:30

The Ukraine crisis has once again highlighted Europe’s vulnerability to energy import disruptions. There is a risk that, as in 2006 and 2009, gas imports from Russia through Ukraine could drop or dry up completely. These imports represent over...

Leaked Commission energy security plan keeps EU hooked on energy imports

Blog entry by Franziska Achterberg | May 21, 2014

As tensions escalated between Russia and Ukraine in March, raising fears of disruptions to European gas supplies, EU leaders asked the European Commission to draw up a plan to reduce the EU’s energy dependence. The EU spends over €1bn...

European leaders play Russian roulette with energy policy

Publication | May 6, 2014 at 9:30

Russia's annexation of Crimea has sparked intense political debate about Europe’s dependence on Russian energy and pushed the issue onto the agenda of several high level political meetings. The G7 group of leading industrialised economies,...

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