EU "must get real on energy-climate policies"

Verheugen delivers blueprint for "binding together" policies for jobs, growth and environment

In a major environmental policy intervention, EU enterprise commissioner Günter Verheugen has circulated to colleagues a ten-point blueprint for reconciling and "binding together" policies for environmental sustainability, competitiveness and energy security.

Europe can be a global leader, but if it moves too fast it will harm its economy without saving the world environment, he warns. His analysis bears a striking resemblance to elements of America’s approach to climate change.

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