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Towards a new Energy Strategy for Europe 2011-2020


Consultation period

From 07/05/2010 to 02/07/2010

Objective of the consultation

The overall goal of European energy policy is to ensure that consumers and enterprises obtain safe, secure, sustainable and low-carbon energy at affordable and competitive prices. The challenges of global energy security and energy geopolitics, slow progress in combating climate change at the global level, the urge to recover on growth and jobs in the EU and the need to invest in tomorrow's energy networks call for a new Energy Strategy to further deliver on those objectives.

Completing the internal energy market, achieving energy savings and promoting low-carbon innovation are the main vectors to reach the objectives of competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply. An open global business climate and a more coherent and effective approach to the EU external energy relations will also help us to reach our objectives.

Policy field(s)

European energy strategies, Sustainable energy, Renewable Energy, Energy efficiency, Energy Technology & innovation, Oil, Coal, Gas, Electricity, Nuclear energy, Security of supply, External dimension, Energy infrastructure, Energy Market Observatory, Energy Research

Target group(s)

Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, citizens, consumer organisations, trade unions, NGOs, environmental organisations, Notified Bodies, Consultancies, Workers Employers' federations, other relevant stakeholders and Citizens (inside and outside of the European Union).

Contact details

Responsible service : ENER.A


Postal address :

European Commission
DG Energy - ENER.A
'General policy'
Rue De Mot 24-26
B-1049 Bruxelles

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