THE TERRORIST attacks in the USA have increased the urgency felt in Brussels to decrease the dependency of the European Union for its energy needs on Middle East oil, with EU research Commissioner Philippe Busquin saying that studies into renewable energy sources should have greater priority as a result.

Speaking at a conference on the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation of Energy Systems," the commissioner said: "The dramatic events of late make questions of supply security, independence and energy ...

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