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  • 03/04/2014
    3 88812 1 _blank The EU and the US decide on greater Energy Cooperation The EU and the US decide on greater Energy Cooperation

    The fifth EU-US Energy Council met in Brussels on 2 April, chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton, EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. It addressed the urgent need to tackle global energy and climate challenges and to promote transparent and secure global energy markets. The Council also fosters cooperation on sustainable and clean energy technologies that boost economic growth and jobs and enhance energy security.

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    EU efforts to strengthen nuclear securitypdf
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    ISS - Energy moves and power shifts: EU foreign policy and global energy security

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Growing demand, volatile prices and occasional interruptions to Europe’s energy supply all underline clearly the need for a common and coherent EU energy policy. The EU must make sure that it adopts measures and creates partnerships that guarantee the security of its energy supply.

A 2007 proposal presented a package of measures to establish an energy policy that would tackle climate change while boosting energy security and competitiveness. An action plan followed, emphasising the need for an external energy policy that brings together consumers, producers and transit countries. Under the heading ‘International partnerships’, action points included the strengthening of energy efficiency in energy and trade treaties, agreements, dialogues and other cooperation arrangements.

Strategic Energy Reviews since then have expanded upon new rules to further strengthen the security of gas supplies.

The EU’s key energy partners are Russia, Norway, the US, India, China and OPEC. Energy dialogues are underway with each. Memoranda of Understanding have also been signed with key energy partners, while regional cooperation initiatives such as the Black Sea Synergy, the Eastern Partnership, the Union for the Mediterranean and the Central Asia Strategy also contain energy components.

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    EU-GCC Clean Energy Network - 2nd Discussion Groups’ Meeting - Brussels, Belgium
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    EU-Mediterranean-Gulf Renewable Energy Conference - Brussels
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    348 12015 1 ASEM - Energy Ministerial Meeting, Brussels ASEM - Energy Ministerial Meeting, Brussels /energy/events/asem_energy_2009/index_en.htm 06/18/2009 00:00:00 10/24/2008 16:50:00 06/18/2009 00:00:00 nulldate 2009061800 0901262481b424c0 N 0901262486e8a0fb /energy/events/asem_energy_2009/index_en.htm 8444 xml Y /energy/events/asem_energy_2009/index_en.htm 1 /energy/events/asem_energy_2009/index_en.htm /energy/events/asem_energy_2009/index_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    ASEM - Energy Ministerial Meeting, Brussels

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