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Energy for a Changing World

A European energy policy must pursue the objective of a sustainable, competitive and secure supply of energy.
In January 2007, the European Commission adopted new proposals for an ambitious energy policy for Europe.

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Find out full information on the European Commission "Energy for a Changing World" proposal



Agathe Power is the website (available in 22 languages) of the energy consumers rights campaign


The EU's contribution to shaping a future global climate change regime


Energy sector inquiry



Energy for a Changing World

Commission proposes an integrated energy and climate change package to cut emissions for the 21st Century

An Energy Policy for Europe

An energy policy for Europe: Commission steps up to the energy challenges of the 21st Century (MEMO/07/7)

An energy policy for Europe COM(2007)1

EU energy policy data

More... Documents by sector


Europeans support greater EU action on energy and climate change. The overwhelming majority of EU citizens are concerned about climate change. Europeans are well aware of the impact of energy production and consumption on climate change and global warming, while a majority feel that the best way to tackle energy-related issues would be at EU level. Press release (IP/07/280)


Flash Eurobarometer reports, reference 206a (report and slides presentation)


An Energy Policy for Europe - the need for action

Proposed EU Energy Policy - Targets and Objectives

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from developed countries by 30% by 2020


Improving energy efficiency by 20% by 2020


Raising the share of renewable energy to 20% by 2020


Increasing the level of biofuels in transport fuel to 10% by 2020



Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
Realising the Potential


A European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy


European Commission Internet Broadcasts on energy efficiency and renewable energies




Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-2008

A European Campaign to raise awareness and change the lanscape of energy


Energy Performance of Buildings Directive











last update: 29-07-2008