European energy policy and the Baltic region

  • 2007-06-13
  • Andris Piebalgs
The Green Paper on a European Strategy for Sustainable, Competitive and Secure Energy, issued by the European Commission in March 2006, referred to the Baltic states as an "energy island." I am happy that since then, there have been developments which have opened the way for the connection of the Baltic States into the wider EU internal energy market. I am referring to Estlink, and I will return to this issue later. We are facing challenging times, both for the world's energy sector and for mankind. Demand for energy is set to increase by more than 50 percent by 2030, global population is ...
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