Energy

The journey from a coal union to the energy transition
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks alongside Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz during a press conference after a climate commitee meeting at the Futurium in Berlin on September 20, 2019. Photo: Axel Schmidt / AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks a […]

Germany reaches 100 bn euro climate plan deal as protests heat up

German Chancellor Merkel's government reaches a deal on a broad climate plan for the country that commits at least 100 billion euros by 2030 to environmental protection
The Turkish state flag (l) is flying next to the EU flag. The EU considers Turkey's offshore drilling activities in Cyprus as illegal. Photo: Matthias Schrader/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
The Turkish state flag (l) is flying nex […]

EU due to take steps against Turkey over Cyprus offshore drilling

The EU is taking measures against Turkey due to its gas drilling activities off the shore of the European Union member state Cyprus. The EU is considering what Turkey is doing as illegal.
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