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EU energy policy aims to raise self‐sufficiency and reduce import dependence, while improving energy efficiency and shrinking carbon emissions. The policy is based on assumptions about higher world oil and gas prices, and that Europe can make a difference in saving the global climate. External oil and gas supplies have been considered unreliable and increasingly expensive. Instead, world energy prices have fallen. Europe constitutes only a small part of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and climate concerns have had limited political impact elsewhere.

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