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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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'