EU sets sights on 2030 renewable goals

BRUSSELS, March 28 (UPI) -- It's time for the European Union to start looking for ways to develop renewable energy goals for 2030, the EU commissioner for energy said.

Cyprus, Poland rapped for EU renewables

BRUSSELS, March 22 (UPI) -- The Polish and Cypriot governments are referred to the European Court of Justice for failing to honor renewable energy directives, the European Commission said.

Oettinger: EU wants Norway natural gas

BRUSSELS, March 8 (UPI) -- Natural gas produced in Norway has a role to play in the European Union's low-carbon energy future, EU Commissioner Gunther Oettinger assured this week.

U.S. diplomat sees tilt toward Nabucco

ATHENS, Greece, March 1 (UPI) -- The former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan said it appears the European Union is leaning in favor of Nabucco West to transport natural gas to Europe.

EU committed to non-Russian gas

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The European Union wants a dedicated pipeline to deliver natural gas from consumers outside the eurozone, the EU energy commissioner said.

Greek PM hails TAP agreement

ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras this week hailed the signing of a three-country agreement on the Greece-Albania-Italy Trans-Adriatic Pipeline.

TAP pipeline could key Southern Corridor

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline could be one of the first parts of the Southern Corridor to get natural gas from Caspian suppliers, the EU energy commissioner said.

EU Council backs 2030 emissions targets

BRUSSELS, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The official debate over setting European greenhouse gas-reduction targets after 2020 began this week when EU energy ministers called for a new framework.

EU intrigued by South Stream pipeline

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The European commissioner for energy said he found the South Stream natural gas pipeline, planned by Russia, to be "a very interesting project."

Safety of European nuclear plants eyed

BRUSSELS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Europe's nuclear power plants are ill-equipped to cope with a natural disaster like the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a report has revealed.

EU welcomes agreement on Caspian pipeline

BRUSSELS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The EU energy commissioner said Friday he welcomed the political support given for the construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project.

EU boasts of gains for united energy goals

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The European energy commissioner said the inauguration of an electricity line between Ireland and the British coast is an example of the gains of collaboration.

Energy efficiency good for growth, EU says

STRASBOURG, France, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The European energy commissioner expressed his support for a move by Parliament to embrace improvements in energy efficiency across the board.

EU renews push for trans-Caspian pipeline

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The European Union this week restarted negotiations with Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan on the possibility of an undersea trans-Caspian natural gas pipeline.

Nabucco: Competition key to EU gas race

Competition in the European natural gas sector may be the best way forward for a region looking for a diverse market base, a spokesman for the Nabucco natural gas pipeline consortium said.

Oettinger: Nabucco West a win for Europe

BRUSSELS, June 29 (UPI) -- A decision to back the Nabucco West natural gas pipeline for Europe is a success for the energy security of the region, the European energy commissioner said.

EU, OPEC search for middle ground on price

VIENNA, June 29 (UPI) -- OPEC wants to see stability in the international oil market, stressing low prices can have a negative effect on long-term investments, the cartel said.

EU stammers over energy targets

BRUSSELS, June 15 (UPI) -- The EU energy commissioner welcomed an agreement on energy efficiency though one lawmaker complained the measure fell short.

Gas good for Baku, EU, Oettinger says

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 7 (UPI) -- Natural gas pipelines stretching from Azerbaijan to Europe would be emblematic of emerging bilateral ties, a European official said from Baku.
China key to globalized energy, EU says

China key to globalized energy, EU says

BRUSSELS, May 7 (UPI) -- China has a vital role to play in a globalized energy sector where energy security is a key ingredient in national security, a European official said.

EU, Turkey discuss natural gas ties

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- European and Turkish leaders aim to develop a road map for the safe transport of natural gas, visiting officials to Istanbul said.

Backer: EU energy proposal has safeguards

STRASBOURG, France, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Brussels' push to insert itself into energy deals between member states and non-EU countries will have confidentiality safeguards, a parliamentary backer says.

EU needs unity for energy, official says

BRUSSELS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Fractures in solidarity among EU member states are getting in the way of broader developments in the energy sector, an official said.

Did Washington just kill Nabucco?

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Though Washington still supports the Nabucco natural gas pipeline for Europe, its important Caspian suppliers look at other options, an envoy said in Baku.

Nabucco awaits open season

VIENNA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Nabucco can start its open-season process once shareholders get firm commitments from Azerbaijan, a consortium spokesman said from Vienna.
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