EU looks to Spain, Portugal to reduce energy dependence

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho speaks during a Franco-Portuguese-Spanish summit on the Interconnections, discussing funding for new gas and electricity connections, at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, on March 4, 2015The EU took a step Wednesday to reduce its energy dependence, especially on Russia, seeking instead to improve connections between renewable energy giants Spain and Portugal, and the rest of Europe. At a summit, the leaders of Spain, Portugal and France sought how to transit to the rest of Europe the spare energy produced south of the Pyrenees mountains separating France from Spain and Portugal.

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