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Unformatted text preview: t mellom Norge og Russland og utviklingen i Russland”), the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, June 18, 2008. Available on: <www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/dep/Utenriksminister_Jonas_Gahr _Store/taler_artikler/2008/russland_nupi.html?id=517424>. 55 © Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market Norway’s contribution to EU energy policy development in fighting climate change It seems that 50 years after the foundation of the European Community the EU is returning to its integration motor, which is energy. A common energy policy was first introduced in the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (the actual Reform Treaty), which is still not ratified. The EU Green Paper Towards a European Strategy for Security of Energy Supply of November 29, 2000, states that 450 million consumers acting together have the ability to protect and assert their interests and to succeed with their desire to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2020, according to its Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (2007-2012).72 How to accomplish this? By improving gas-gas competition among the big EU external suppliers; By opening up the big Russian pipeline system through Third...
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