Country:European Union
Policy status:Planned
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission
Legal References:GREEN PAPER: Towards a European strategy for the security of energy supply - COM(2000)769 of 29.11.2000
Description:In November 2000, the European Commission released the Green Paper "Towards a European Strategy for the Security of Energy Supply", which presents a draft outline for a European long-term energy strategy. Climate change and rising greenhouse gas emissions, related to rising energy demand, are cited as a major catalyst for action. The Green Paper highlights the need for greater controls on energy consumption in the interests of reducing demand and emissions, and considers the use of regulatory and fiscal instruments. With regard to supply, there is considerable interest in the development of new and renewable energies, including alternative fuels for transport, to tackle climate change. All interested parties and individuals are invited to join in the debate on the Green Paper, which will last until end November 2001. Following this, the Commission will prepare a response.

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