Energy is what makes Europe tick. It is essential, then, for the European Union (EU) to address the major energy challenges facing us today, i.e. climate change, our increasing dependence on imports, the strain on energy resources and access for all users to affordable, secure energy. The EU is putting in place an ambitious energy policy - covering the full range of energy sources from fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) to nuclear energy and renewables (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro-electric and tidal) - in a bid to spark a new industrial revolution that will deliver a low-energy economy, whilst making the energy we do consume more secure, competitive and sustainable.
European energy policy
Energy policy for Europe, Market-based instruments, Energy technologies, Financial instruments
Internal energy market
The market in gas and in electricity, Trans-European energy networks, Infrastructure, Security of supply, Public procurement, Taxation
Energy efficiency of products, Buildings and services
Electricity, Heating and cooling, Biofuels
Euratom, Research and technology, Safety, Waste
Security of supply, external dimension and enlargement
Security of supply, External relations, European Energy Charter, Treaty establishing the Energy Community, Enlargement
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- Further information can be found on the website of the Energy Directorate-General of the European Commission.