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How The E.U. Energy Mix Must Change

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The World Energy Outlook, the flagship publication of the International Energy Agency, says Europe's plans for fighting pollution are insufficient. It is urging Europe to cut its emissions by 23 percent, three points more than the E.U. framework, by 2020. Today, the E.U. still produces more than 50 percent of its electricity using coal, gas and oil. IESE Prof. Xavier Vives and researcher Giulio Federico feel that natural gas is a necessary energy to bridge the gap until renewables arrive on a major scale, but first one needs to ensure a supply that is stable, of high quality and competitive.