According to the head of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Cristian Silviu-Bushoia, Europe already has a clear plan for the implementation of the project.
The European Union has developed a plan for the implementation of a new energy strategy to finally abandon the supply of Russian gas and use other sources. A message about this appeared in the Telegram channel of the European Parliament (EP).
As explained by the head of the EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy Cristian Silviu-Bushoia, the European Union will definitely implement its plan, which will make it possible to get rid of Russian energy dependence.
“We have seen the EU’s determination under the REPOWER program to completely stop gas imports from Russia and diversify our gas sources,” he said.
Bushoy also believes that the implementation of the plan to refuse gas from the Russian Federation will show how much Europe supports Ukraine in the war with Russia.
Moscow’s miscalculation: how Putin lost the gas war with Europe
The Kremlin’s hopes that European countries would “freeze” this winter without Russian gas were shattered as EU countries were able to avoid Russian energy threats. Two factors contributed to this: a relatively mild winter and European gas storage facilities that were more than half full.
By the end of the winter heating season, Europe still has more than 50% of its “blue fuel” reserves in gas storages, amounting to about 100 billion cubic meters. This relieves the European community of any concerns about gas shortages in the short term. It also eases fears about Europe’s energy security ahead of next winter.
European Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson said on February 15 that positive numbers and optimistic forecasts indicate that Europe has won the first battle in the “energy war” with Russia.
Earlier Focus said that from January 1, 2023, the Italian company Edison stopped cooperation with Gazprom. Reason: Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Prior to this, as Bloomberg reported, Italy bought 40% of all gas consumed (29 billion cubic meters out of 76 billion cubic meters) from the Russian Gazprom. And Germany no longer receives Russian oil through the pipeline.
We also recall that Russian Gazprom’s gas exports to key markets in Western countries have almost halved in 2022, reaching the lowest level since the beginning of the century.
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