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Leaked: draft EU Summit conclusions [#EUCO]

The European Energy Union is on the agenda of EU leaders when they meet for an EU Summit on 19-20 March. Last week I wasn’t very pleased with the draft conclusions (scroll down on Twitter for my comments).

Good news

The good news is: the latest draft guidelines for the European Council conclusions are already a lot better.

However, what is still missing is a clear reference to the fact that both energy efficiency and renewables are crucial for Europe’s security of supply and for reducing emissions.

As the EU Commission’s Energy Union proposal says: ‘The key drivers of energy security are the completion of the internal energy market and more efficient energy consumption.

Surely EU leaders cannot overlook the Energy Union’s motto: ‘Efficiency First’!


You can find the leaked document here. If you want to use the leaked document for a blog, paper, article, or if you want to share it on social media, please use its original source, that is: this blog. Many thanks!

@StollmeyerEU • 10th March 2015

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