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2013-03-06 16:21:13

KYIV, Ukraine, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Your [Ukrainian] Gas Transporting System (GTS) is the most important in Europe, however, its maintenance and renovation requires considerable investments," stated European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger in his interview with kommersant.ua. Ukraine has to find the necessary funds taking into consideration its commitments to the European Energy Community (EEC), such as providing the third parties with an access to the GTS,...

2012-12-04 16:23:14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, December 5, 2012, the EU-U.S. Energy Council will meet in Brussels for the fourth time since it was established in November 2009. The European Union High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton and the Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger will welcome the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who will be accompanied by Deputy U.S. Secretary for Energy Daniel Poneman, at...

2012-03-01 03:35:00

KYIV, Ukraine, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine demands the European Energy Community investigate the actions of Slovenia in support of the Russian South Stream project. Such was the appeal of the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko to the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat Slavtcho Neykov, according to Ekonomicheskie Izvestia. On February 27, 2012, Slovenia negotiated the parameters of the part of South Stream that would run through...

2012-01-13 12:00:00

KYIV, Ukraine, January 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The EU is willing, if Ukraine and Russia so wish, to enter into tripartite consultations on gas transit at any time," said the European Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger during his conversation with the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Boykoon January 13, 2012, according to the Press Statement by Energy Commissioner Oettinger. The officials talked over the ongoing discussions between Ukraine and...

2008-11-14 15:00:22

The European Commission proposed that its 27 member states diversify their energy sources to prevent too much reliance on Russia, a report said. The Energy Security and Solidarity Action Plan was released Thursday, one day before European Union leaders began talks with Russia, the EU Observer reported Friday. "We will not stand idly by while we sleepwalk into Europe's energy dependence crisis," said European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. "We must shield European citizens from...

2006-03-08 06:13:34

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union must diversify its energy supplies and consider storing more oil and gas for times of crisis, the bloc's executive said on Wednesday, presenting an outline for a common EU energy policy. Coming on the heels of a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine that disrupted supplies to Europe, the European Commission's proposals aim to address concerns about import dependence, climate change and high oil prices. "The energy challenges of the 21st...

2006-01-24 14:18:20

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European citizens want their governments to focus on developing solar and wind power and are less enthusiastic about nuclear energy, according to a survey released on Tuesday. The Eurobarometer poll showed 12 percent of those surveyed favoured developing the use of nuclear energy, while 48 percent supported solar and 31 percent backed wind power development. Solar and wind are two forms of renewable energy that the European Union hopes will help reduce its...