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Title:EU policy objectives and energy investment decisions PDF Logo
Authors:Alario, Juan
Issue Date:2007
Citation:[Journal:] EIB Papers [ISSN:] 0257-7755 [Volume:] 12 [Year:] 2007 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 106-126
Abstract:EU energy policies have changed focus in the last few years with a view to substantially reducing energy import dependency and greenhouse gas emissions. The EU Commission has played a leading role in defining the new orientations. The implementation of the EU policy objectives approved by the Council of March 2007 will require a substantial expansion of energy investments. However, the degree of uncertainty affecting investment decisions remains high, notably in relation to the pricing of CO2 and high energy-price volatility. To make the necessary investment in lowcarbon technologies happen, energy policies need to establish a credible long-term framework that reduces uncertainties.
Document Type:Article
Appears in Collections:EIB Papers, European Investment Bank (EIB)

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