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Offshore wind farm in the North Sea

Energy in the EU

The production of energy in the EU is spread across a range of different energy sources: solid fuels (largely coal), natural gas, crude oil, nuclear energy and renewable energy (such as hydro, wind and solar energy). The EU’s strategy towards the progressive decarbonisation of the energy sector through the introduction of renewable, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas emission targets has led to significant results [ ... ]

The European Green Deal

Energy transition and climate change are existential challenges to Europe and to the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe has set up the European Green Deal, a new growth strategy that will transform the European Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, where:

  • There are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050
  • Economic growth is decoupled from resource use
  • No person and no place is left behind [ ... ]