European Union energy ministers will discuss a proposal for stress tests on nuclear-power plants today as engineers in Japan battle to prevent a meltdown at a nuclear facility following the recent earthquake and tsunami.
OAO Gazprom, Russia’s natural-gas export monopoly said it’s “doing its best” to meet soaring demand from the European Union caused by freezing weather as some EU states report declining supplies.
Biofuels targets in the European Union could raise emissions of greenhouse gases because forests and wetlands will be destroyed to grow the crops necessary, nine environmental groups said in a study .
Natural-gas storage facilities across the European Union are full, European Commission spokeswoman Marlene Holzner told reporters in Brussels today.
"We do expect both parties-- Russia and Ukraine-- to ensure that there are no gas interruptions and that gas supplies flow normally."
- Marlene Holzner on Jan 28, 2013