"The reason behind energy union, like every other plan from the commission, is a policy power-grab"
The energy union is an attempt by the European commission to use tensions between Russia and the EU - caused by the EU's attempt to extend its empire to Russia's border - as an excuse to take control of the energy supplies and regulatory powers of member states. The commission wants EU national governments to pool their energy resources, and to be placed in charge of that pool with controls over regulation and investment decisions as well as energy deals with countries outside the 28 member states. As the paper setting out plans for the energy union put it, “Today, the European Union has energy rules set at the European level, but in practice it has 28 national regulatory frameworks. This cannot continue.”Wednesday, 04 March 2015 Written by: David Coburn Posted in: Latest news, March, Newsroom, 2015, David Coburn, Industry, Research and Energy