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The journey from a coal union to the energy transition
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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.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the annual 'State of the European Union' address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
European Commission President Ursula von... […]

EU plans ‘comprehensive reform’ of electricity market

The EU plans a "deep and comprehensive" reform of the electricity market to cope with an energy crisis sparked by Russia's war in Ukraine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has said.
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