“Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has called for a pooling of national powers to set energy policy in Brussels after 2014, in an unscripted speech to European policymakers yesterday (31 January).”   (Source: EurActiv)

"Europeanisation" is clearly needed but what is even more needed is a radical transformation blueprint for the post-carbon age and that is unfortunately still not available. The current EU roadmaps – although valuable exercises – are not a realistic vision for Europe’s energy future.