EWEA Offshore: Kristian Ruby, head of political affairs, EWEA

EUROPE: Pulling together today's 28 EU member states into a new energy union with a common policy framework for clean energy will require substantial investment, said EWEA's head of political affairs, Kristian Ruby.

Speaking at EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copehagen, Ruby said: "We need to make sure we can get reliable, affordable, secure and clear energy to businesses and citizens across the continent."

Conceding that €1 trillion will need to be invested to make such an energy union work, Ruby said: "We're in the middle of a fundamental transformation of our energy system, and we're going to need a lot of investment to fulfil that transformation."

Ruby called on the policy makers to set a carbon price signal that ensures clean energy is attractive to market investors.

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