Tag: Gas

EU Collapses on Energy Again

European energy ministers’ meeting today in Brussels was not able to agree on European measures to limit the energy cost. Many countries have already done this with national measures. European citizens pay 3 or 4 times more gas and electricity and some countries have already taken their own countermeasures: by setting a national price cap

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Energy, Ursula Tries Again. But…

  Gas and electricity prices have reached record levels in 2022 and hit all-time highs. Families and companies in EU are paying an extra cost for energy. After its defeat at the last EU Energy Council to limit the bills, the Commission  proposed three new measures last 12 September. One to cut electricity consumption, another

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Energy: 5 Von Der Leyen Proposals, 5 Failures today

  Ministers agreed that the energy issue is urgent, but they decided nothing. Gathered in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting, the 27 energy ministers said no to the 5 recipes of the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to deal with extraordinary measures on energy. All decisions will be sent as new proposals to

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EU Gas Cap, Tax on Extra Profits and EU State of Alert

On 9 September 2022, a new meeting of the Council of Energy Ministers of the EU Council. On the table 3 discussions and possibly decisions: “gas cap”, “state of alert” and “tax on unexpected extra profits on energy”. Member States are divided on these three von der Leyen’s proposals. Gas cap means two things: setting

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EU Special Measures on Gas

  Meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Energy on 9 September 2022, to decide on further measures for the energy market in Europe, where prices are soaring. In the meantime, the Council adopted a Regulation for energy consumption reduction in case of EC alert and exceptional powers in the event of a major energy crisis in

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EU Revolution on Energy

There is a double urgency to transform Europe’s energy system: reducing EU dependance on fossil fuel imports and tackling the climate crisis. EU has important objectives on climate change and the current tensions on energy market suggest to accelerate measures on energy savings, diversification of suppliers, renewables and to replace fossil fuels consumption in industry

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