An Electrifying Start
“A happy marriage of energy supply and demand — a growing fleet of electric and hybrid cars energized by wind mills in the North Sea and solar panels along the Mediterranean basin — is set to transform European transportation over the next decade.
Driving the transformation are freshly signed multinational agreements to capture, pool and transmit the generating power of ocean-borne winds, combined with regulations, taking effect in 2014, that require cleaner-burning automobile engines across the 27 states of the European Union.
This cooperative approach advanced by the EU addresses several of the continent’s pressing problems: air pollution from an overreliance on coal-generated electricity, precariousness of petroleum supplies, and lackluster economic growth that undermines the continent’s ability to defend itself and project its values...”
Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “An Electrifying Start,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 2, No. 2, 2011: 42-45.
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