The European Union in its present-day form is the result of various associations of individual states such as the ECSC and the EEC. These organisations were founded in the 1950s, in part to enable the production and trading of energy under common sets of rules. However, a truly coherent energy policy did not emerge until 2007 when the European Energy Strategy was first adopted. Current challenges include issues such as climate change and energy efficiency, the dependence on fossil fuel imports, the energy transition or the return of the US to fossil fuels.
Renewable energy sources such as the wind and the sun overtook fossil fuels as the EU's main generators of electricity in the first half of this year, according to a new study
3 weeks ago
Climate change, coronavirus, Energy, Environmental pollution, Transportation and mobility, Infographic, Video 3D
The aviation industry has long been under pressure to reduce pollution, and while airlines have taken a financial wallop from the coronavirus crisis it may not stop a greening of the skies
2 months ago
The European Union has launched an ambitious new project to produce its own graphite as it seeks to become a leader in next-generation batteries
6 months ago
Europe is set to spend more than 100 billion euros on natural gas infrastructure, but a new study suggests this could imperil the continent’s climate goals
6 months ago
Britain's exit from the EU has sparked fears of disruption to its electricity market, amid fears of higher bills, power cuts and stalled de-carbonisation efforts
7 months ago
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