New poll: What benefits do you derive from the energy grid of the EU?
Be informed and make reasonable decisions
- March 01, 2019 11:30
- Monika Dimitrova
In recent days, TheMayor.eu shared with you many articles, projects and good practices about adopting new, more efficient, and cleaner technologies for a more efficient grid. EU’s energy infrastructure is largely disconnected, preventing energy from flowing freely between countries. Sharing energy across borders via a connected modern energy grid will create a system that is more secure, sustainable and affordable. Connecting the energy networks of EU countries will enable them to share energy and ensure that households, businesses and hospitals are always powered. In addition, many EU countries, especially those that are islands or are on the periphery of Europe, are still highly dependent on imported energy, often from outside the EU, and are vulnerable to shortages, which can be caused by extreme weather, cyberattacks or other factors. Interconnecting Europe’s energy networks will allow energy to be transferred from places of abundance to places of scarcity, helping to stop the energy ‘isolation’. Of course, a more interconnected energy grid will also allow the European Union to increase its use of renewable energy sources. In this line of thinking the active participation and engagement of citizens is essential to building a modern, sustainable energy network for Europe. How does connecting EU's energy grid benefit you? Vote in our new poll and read our press releases on energy issues. Be informed and make informed decisions.