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The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty is widely expected to usher in a new era EU foreign and security policy. Few people have a clue of what it will really mean. Here are a few indications of what may be in store. The monthly meetings of foreign ministers will be the locus where… » read more

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EdP, the Portuguese power utility, has sold a 25 percent stake of its renewable energy unit, EdP Renewables, for € 1.5 billion. Demand for shares exceeded five times the offer. EdP is following the example of other European utilities, in particular EDF and RWE. It is, however, more ambitious in its effort to go renewable:… » read more

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For the past ten years, Spain has invested heavily in wind energy. After Denmark and Germany it is the third most important generator of wind energy in Europe. In doing so, Spain has acquired precious experience in the design and installation of wind turbines as well as the development of large-scale wind parks. In 2008,… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein