What conclusions are drawn by Europe from gas crisis

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The committee on questions of the industry, science and power of European Parliament approved the draft of recommendations about an occasion of further power policy of EU in the light of the last gas crisis.

As own correspondent of the UNIAN in Brussels reports, about it is spoken in approved at committee meeting on January 21 Anne LAPEROUZ'S report (group of Liberal parties, France) on the basis of the Second strategic power review prepared by European Commission.

In the document deputies against the last gas crisis urged European Commission to revise until the end of the year the Directive on safety of supply of gas of 2004. Thus revision has to concern the joint announcement of an emergency situation EU Member States in case of crisis, granting existing opportunities for supply of gas taking into account available infrastructure to affected countries, coordinate dispatching control, expansion of extraordinary actions in the countries which suffered less, for the purpose of increase in amount of gas for the affected markets.

Besides, deputies supported development of a network of underground gas storages, and also combinations of the European gas pipeline system.

In the document it is noted that dependence of EU Member States on the imported gas remains rather big and in the future - till 2030 it can even grow from present 50% to 70% that, on belief of deputies, demands signing of the new agreement on partnership with Russia which delivers for today 42% of all import gas in EU and 30% - oil.

Deputies also supported construction of additional gas pipelines, such as "Nabukko", the gas pipeline Turkey - Greece - Italy and South Stream, and also development of terminals on receiving and processing of the liquefied gas.

Besides, the document contains an appeal to leaders of EU Member States to reconsider the ecological purposes till 2050 to reduce emissions of "greenhouse" gases in the atmosphere by 60-80%, to bring a share of restored power to 60%, to increase energy efficiency for 35%.

Deputies also supported need of development of nuclear power only at the greatest possible technological level of safety and urged European Commission to develop special "road map" of investments into the nuclear


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