EU Energy Policy

Šefcovic heads to Spain on Energy Union tour

The EU’s Maroš Šefcovic and Miguel Arias Cañete visited Spain on Thursday to discuss developments related to the Energy Union.
By Staff reporter 16 March 2017 0 25080

The European Commission’s vice president for energy union, Maroš Šefcovic, and the commissioner for climate action and energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, visited Spain on Thursday to discuss developments related to the Energy Union, the commission said.

Around 42% of Spain’s energy comes from petroleum and its derivatives, compared with an average of 33% in the rest of the EU.

The commission noted that Spain’s next most-popular source of energy is gas (20%), followed by renewables (15%) and nuclear (12%).

It added that Spain is highly dependent on energy...