Last november The Commission has issued a Green Paper “Towards a secure, sustainable and competitive European energy network” and opened a consultation to gather input for its further actions. The consultation is open till March 31, 2009. The Commission invites views on what the EU should do to stimulate the necessary investments and help advance projects which can help Europe secure reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supplies for the future. It also specifically seeks suggestions on how to revise the Trans European Networks for Energy programme to make it more effective. The Commission recently announced increased funding under its economic recovery plan for reinforcing its energy networks (see above).