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Is there any reason that the EU can't take the lead on "energy independence" internally? Reforming the energy equation would give Europe a competitive edge over other areas as the cost of energy goes up and spills into every other sector from manufacturing to farming.

Yes, yes, exactly. There will be no hope of improvement from the States, but just sitting here waiting for them to take a lead is simply pathetic.

We can work towards our own version of "Energy Independence". I think we are pushing at an open door on this one as the recent issues over gas suppplies (real or contrived) have made the European political establishment wary of single source suppliers.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 10:32:29 AM EST
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There is hope of improvement from the US (no certainty, but hope), but it sure would help to have a bigger "Energy Independence Gap" to point to.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Nov 10th, 2006 at 11:15:33 AM EST
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