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Regions at Risk of Energy Poverty

(10/05/2011)

Regions at Risk of Energy Poverty

The Japan nuclear disaster and the recent unrest in the Arab world might change the energy policies in Europe. According to the International Energy Agency, Europe receives over 85% of Libya’s crude-oil exports. Therefore, oriented policies towards clean energy supplies and sustainable energy sources become more and more urgent. ESPON provides policy makers with detailed knowledge on the development of the European territory; this is clearly reflected in the recently released ESPON ReRisk (Regions at Risk of Energy Poverty) Final Report, which puts the results of the project into an interesting policy perspective.

Speaking to the ESPON Coordination Unit, policy makers emphasized the ways they can make use of the findings from the ReRisk Project while scientists highlighted evidence and scenarios on the impact of rising energy prices. Read the interview at the ESPON Website.

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