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President Barroso urged to ensure EU’s long-term energy security and climate policy go hand in hand

last modified Aug 22, 2019 12:28 PM
13 June 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has written to President Barroso calling for him and his commissioners to ensure that the future shape of EU long-term energy security and climate policy go hand in hand and that Europe maintains its leadership position on climate change internationally.


A similar letter has also been sent to all commissioners. The letter states that the CLG firmly believes that the energy security debate offers Europe the political and economic opportunity to unite member states around a more integrated single energy market and to solve its energy tri-lemma of cost, security and decarbonisation. It also highlights the opportunity to stimulate jobs and growth and maintain competitiveness by investing in an EU-wide energy system that responds to energy security and climate concerns. The letter concludes by urging President Barroso as he finishes his tenure to make these links; leaving a legacy of low carbon economic development, and greater competitiveness, jobs, and growth. 

Read the letter.