Increasing dependence of EU on import of fossil fuels

Increasing dependence of EU on import of fossil fuels

Weak Signal's progress: advanced

This Weak Signal came from: 
Workshops/Meetings

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Czech Republic

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
March 2010

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
One of the goals of the European energetic strategy is to secure a availability and stability of energy supply, especially that of electrical. However, increasing dependence of EU on import of fossil fuels makes this goal hardly achievable. Sudden political instability and potential conflicts in the export countries could result in breakdown of the fossil fuels supply system and therefore threaten the proper functioning of European economies. This challenge is also an opportunity for development of European nuclear energetics. Research and development in this sector would also spill over to other industrial sectors.