Energy G7 leaders agreement on energy security
Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger met in Rome the Energy Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States to discuss ways to strengthen collective energy security.
A joint statement was issued addressing energy security as a collective responsibility. Energy leaders agreed on a way forward which should focus on ensuring the diversification of the energy mix, proactive policies in the field of energy efficiency, the diversification of sources and routes, infrastructure protection and consistency with the longer term climate change goals. The G7 Energy also ensured assistance to Ukraine as regards energy security, reminding that today a broader energy security strategy is needed to address the larger dimensions of the globalized energy markets. Moreover, Energy leaders agreed on concrete immediate actions, such as complementing the efforts of the European Commission to develop energy emergency plans for winter 2014-2015 at a regional level. It also called the International Energy Agency to present, together with the European Commission, options for individual and collective actions of the G7 in the field of gas security.