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system standards

This section discusses EU measures and goals with regard to energy and the environment,

as well as the process and new standards intended to grasp and disarm

the energy situation.

Energy is a central

concern of the EU

3.1 EU measures

Dependency

Without taking actions, dependency on foreign energy will climb to 70% by

2020/2030.

Environment

Energy production and consumption cause some 94% of CO 2 emissions.

Supply

Influence on energy supply is limited.

Price

Significant increase within a few short years.

Example: Dependency

Oil

57 %

Natural gas

12 %

Coal

1 %

Nuclear

10 %

80 %

Biomass

3 %

Biogas

< 1 %

Water

14 %

Tidal

0 %

18 %

Solar

< 1 %

Wind

< 1 %

Geothermal and

heat pumps

1 %

Joker:

Efficiency

2 %

End energy consumption, Switzerland.

- Figures: BFE Overall energy statistics for 2006

- Chart: Zwölferspiel by Dr. Daniele Ganser, University of Basel.

www.histsem.unibas.ch/peak-oil

The percentage of renewable and non-renewable energy differs in other European

countries, but the problem of dependency hardly varies at all.

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