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Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond

On 19 October 2011, the European Commission (EC) adopted the proposal for a Regulation on "Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure". It aims at ensuring that strategic energy networks and storage facilities are completed by 2020. To this end, the EC has identified 12 priority corridors and areas covering electricity, gas, oil and carbon dioxide transport networks. It proposes a regime of "common interest" for projects contributing to implementing these priorities and having obtained this label.