Climate a buzzword at EU energy conference

Environment should "lie at the heart" of EU energy policy, say commissioners

A major conference on EU energy policy ended in Brussels on Tuesday with a series of European commissioners highlighting the relationship between energy and climate policies.  EU energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs argued environmental sustainability "should lie at the heart of global energy policies".  Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said the EU, as a net importer, should based its policy on renewables, energy efficiency, green technology and a single EU market.  See Barroso speech, Piebalgs’ opening address and closing speech, plus speeches from trade commissioner Peter Mandelson, and foreign affairs commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.