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Europe serious about becoming world’s #1 in renewables

I want Europe’s Energy Union to become the world number one in renewable energies.‘ That was, on 15 July 2014, EU Commission President Juncker’s promise to the EU Parliament. But since then, the Commission became very quiet on the renewables front…  until today.

Today Mr Canete, Europe’s Climate Action & Energy Commissioner, was speaking at IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency. And, awaiting the full text of his speech, this is a sneak preview of what he said.

Key quote: ‘The answer to energy security lies at home: renewables.’

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Update: full speech now kindly made available to me by an EU Commission official.

Commissioner Canete says an ‘integrated approach which looks at the energy system holistically’ is what lies at the heart of the European Energy Union:

  1. better functioning and a fully integrated energy market
  2. right investment climate to encourage a transition to a decarbonised energy sector
  3. empower consumers and local communities

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Let’s all work together to make this green European Energy Union a reality!

@StollmeyerEU • 18th January 2015


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