December 14, 2014
On 17 November, a conference on “EU Energy Policy and Competitiveness” took place at the European Commission´s headquarters in Brussels. This conference, central to the analysis of the EU Energy Union was aimed at redesigning the EU’s energy policy to foster European competitiveness. Indeed, out of Juncker´s €300bn investment package to revive European economies, €21bn will be directed to building an effective Energy Union with a long-term vision. The so-called energy trilemma – the triple challenge of providing alternative ways that “support secure, affordable, and environmentally-sensitive energy”- has urged the new Commission to regard “Energy and Climate” as one of their top priorities together with jobs, growth and investment and the Digital Single Market. However, how to convince the almost 25 million unemployed and impatient EU citizens that the Energy Union will become part of the solution to the lack of jobs in Europe?
Elaborating on the E3ME model (Energy – […]