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What’s the idea behind the Commission’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan, which was adopted last Thursday and will be discussed? What are the targets and what role can technology play? Is it really a field for community action, and do European carbon markets need to be reformed? Iñigo Sabater from the Commission’s Energy and Transport… » read more

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EurActiv Managing Editor Frédéric Simon, who moderated the first in a series of three Speak Up Energy Events, confronted listeners with a series of Very Big Numbers. He set the scene for future climate change policies in Europe and elsewhere, but also for what was going to be a lively discussion on what the EU… » read more

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Invigorating energy reform in Kosovo and Serbia has the ability to partially override the current political impasses of the region. The roadmap towards energy security has been laid out in a series of international treaties and European Union (EU) standards obligations. Now invigorated domestic efforts are needed to make energy reform a priority, including the… » read more

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A global tax on wasted energy – especially the heat discarded by thermal, power-only generation plants – would be a powerful incentive for generators to begin to replace inefficient plant with CHP stations, says Aleksandar Kovacevic. Tax energy wastage

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Podcast: Monica Frassoni, MEP

Eight minute interview with Monica Frassoni, MEP and Co-President of the GREENS/EFA Group in the European Parliament. monica_frassoni44.mp3 Mrs Frassoni draws a clear distinction between different forms of ‘low carbon’ technology, taking issue with the term itself: “When you talk about nuclear and clean coal, you are not talking about renewables, and you are not… » read more

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12 minute interview with Roberto Zangrandi, Head of European Affairs at Enel, during the lead-up to the first “Speak Up Europe” energy debate. roberto_zangrandi44.mp3 “We are a former monopolist … operating in a country with no direct fuel resources. … The green MPs have very well argued views … The only disagreement with us currently… » read more

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We’ve set up this blog to help make our ‘Speak Up Europe’ work in the field of EU energy & climate policy more interactive. To begin with, we’ll use it to blog our cycle of three debates on EU energy policy. The first – “Energy at stake – The future of low carbon technologies” –… » read more

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