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In focus: Reducing the EU’s dependence on imported fossil fuels

The surge in energy prices and high volatility seen since last autumn already triggered calls last year for reducing our dependence on energy imports. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has taken this debate further and prompted strategic EU policy changes.

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In focus: The digital transformation of our energy system

Data is intrinsically linked to two of the major political priorities of the European Commission, the digital transition of the EU economy and society and the clean energy transition under the heading of the European Green Deal.

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In focus: Methane - what’s the deal?

With the European Union’s methane strategy of 2020 and new legislation underway to curb methane emissions, the European Union (EU) is taking a lead on this issue. And there are signs that awareness is growing in other countries and regions of the need for action to address the methane issue.

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In focus: EU islands and the clean energy transition

An abundance of locally available renewable energy sources, such as solar power, wind power, marine and geothermal energy, means that exploiting them can bring great socio-economic benefits to EU islands.

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In focus: Fusion power and the ITER project

ITER is a unique project, aiming to build the world’s largest fusion machine. By fostering innovation and international collaboration, the project creates economic growth and job opportunities, while putting the EU in the lead of global fusion research.

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In focus: Hydrogen – driving the green revolution

As the EU is committed to a greater global uptake of renewable energy sources, renewable hydrogen goes hand in hand with an electricity sector that is increasingly dominated by renewable power generation.