Rhein on Energy and Climate

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About two thirds of the EU member states are using toll systems for financing the construction and maintenance of highways. National governments monitor the rates being charged; and this functions quite satisfactorily. There is no reason for the EU to intervene, except insisting on strict non-discrimination between road users from different member states. This seems… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The second gas crisis is as much directed at Ukraine as the first one in the winter of 2006. By cutting gas supplies to Ukraine in the worst time of the year Russia wants to weaken Ukraine economically and discredit its –pro-Western – government for its inability to provide the population with gas. The connected… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Gasoline prices in Europe went up by about a quarter during the first half of 2008, to a peak of around € 1.50 in late July, a normal consequence of the spectacular rise of oil prices. For a short time, gas prices became the dominant concern of car owners, no longer able to pay for… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein