European Energy: The 'Solidarity' Conundrum

March 1, 2010 | 00:00

European Energy: The 'Solidarity' Conundrum

European energy policy is critically flawed. It has proven impossible to square the circle between security of supply, greater sustainability, and affordable prices. Despite claims of ‘solidarity’, national politics still trumps the ‘European good’ on energy matters. Progressing liberalisation remains important for competition and resilience, but Europe’s real challenge is to re-level the low carbon technology playing field to properly realign global emission concerns and security of supply in future.

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