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No man can serve, erm, three masters

Here is a graphical representation of EU energy policy: Translation: Lisbon - the EU require energy to keep its industries running; it has to be affordable to keep those energies competitive Moscow - the EU, thanks to environmental concerns ruling out coal and nuclear, relies on Russia and its President to supply gas Kyoto - the EU, thanks to international pressure, needs to reduce its industrial activity In other words, the EU's energy policy is one where domestic interests are held hostage by international interests.  They term this undesirable situation, 'Fully balanced and integrated.'