Tables Summing Up Energy in Europe

Published on 11.22.2019
High School
Economic and social sciences

15 min read

Satellite image of Europe with the countries of the European Union at the centre.

The European Union is gradually building a single energy policy by unifying its markets, developing its electrical interconnections, establishing common standards and setting targets to limit . However, the energy system still varies considerably among the 28 member states (including the United Kingdom). Here are a few simple tables, drawing examples from six countries, to demonstrate the challenges the bloc faces.


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