chapter  2
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From cradle to adult life: European climate and energy policies until 2007

WithChristine Lins

The energy sector of the EU is based mainly on fossil fuels, almost two-thirds of which are imported. Today, the EU imports more than 80% of the oil and more than 60% of the gas it consumes. If the current trends continue, import levels will reach more than 70% of the EU overall energy needs by 2030 (European Commission 2011e).