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Energy security

Energy security is endangered by physical and electronic risks and threats. This pertains to pipelines, platforms, transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG), storage, distribution, deep-sea drilling, electricity grids, etc. The EU will need to develop a coherent energy security policy that relates to both strategy and capabilities. While this requires cooperation among Member States, industries and partners, only the EU would be in a position to steer energy security developments for Europe as a whole. In many variations, the EU would assume a conductor role in global energy security.


  • Commission of European Communities: An EU Energy Security and Solidarity Action Plan. Second Strategic Energy Review 2008, Working Staff Document: Europe‚Äôs Current and Future Energy Position: Demand-Resources-Investments. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee of the Regions,. COM (2008) 744. Brussels, November 2008.
  • International Energy Agency: World Energy Outlook: Summary and Conclusions, 2008.
  • World Energy Council: Deciding the Future: Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050. London: WEC, 2007.

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