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.
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
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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
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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
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The United States has imposed sanctions against Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline project between Russia and Europe. The contracting company has, therefore, announced it was halting all work on the project.
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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
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