1639/2006/EC - Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
play a large part in climate change since they are the leading sources of
greenhouse gas emissions; this is why energy policy is particularly important in
the European Union's sustainable
development strategy. The EU is increasingly dependent on
energy imported from Non-EU Member Countries, creating economic, social,
political and other risks for the Union.