Thursday 5 February 2015

EU energy policies ‘unsustainable in every sense’

EU energy policies ‘unsustainable in every sense’

Current energy policies in the European Union are “unsustainable in every sense”, according to Maros Sefcovic, Vice President for the Energy Union.

The Energy Union is aimed at forming a single energy market and reforming how Europe produces, transports and uses energy.

The EU imports 55% of the energy it uses and 90% of the housing stock is energy inefficient, according to the European Commission.

It launched its work on the Energy Union yesterday, with a plan to “reorganise” EU energy policies.

Mr Sefcovic said: “Our current energy policies are unsustainable in every sense and in urgent need of reorganisation. Citizens should be at the core of our energy policy. While we have a very ambitious agenda, the momentum is here and now.

“The Energy Union will set the scene for a new way of making energy policy in Europe.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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