"For E.U. Climate Meeting, Deep Divisions and High Stakes"

"BRUSSELS — The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are set to meet here on Thursday to reassert their global leadership in climate protection, but they will first need to finesse deep divisions over how to generate and distribute energy.

Curbing the emissions that contribute to climate change has long been a popular cause in Europe, where policy makers frequently highlight how their industries and citizens emit fewer greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide than do the United States and other industrialized countries.

The two-day summit meeting this week is intended to strengthen and expand the region’s efforts to cut emissions, bolster renewable sources, improve energy efficiency and connect power markets separated by national borders."

James Kanter reports for the New York Times October 21, 2014.

Source: NY Times, 10/22/2014