Irish Lisbon vote 'a boost for EU energy policy'

European wind power association EWEA welcomed Ireland's backing of the Lisbon treaty in a second referendum on Friday, saying it was a "significant boost" for EU energy policy. All member states have now endorsed the treaty.

The Lisbon treaty gives the EU new responsibilities in the energy field. It commits the bloc's 27 nations to ensure the functioning of the internal energy market, protect Europe's energy supplies and promote renewables.

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