THE INSTITUTIONS of the European Union should be given an explicit authority to help formulate and shape its Member States energy policies, notably by promoting co-generation and renewables, the European Parliament's industry committee has said.

Responding, to the European Commission's green paper on energy supply, the committee has called for energy to be made a key priority of the EU, by including a chapter on the subject in the next revision of the EU treaties. "This would be a way for a more systematic and long-term approach to ...

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