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Toward a Common European Union Energy Policy

Problems, Progress, and Prospects

Editors: Birchfield, V., Duffield, J. (Eds.)

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Since the mid-2000s, the European Union has made unprecedented strides toward the creation of a common energy policy. This book takes stock of these developments, evaluating how much progress has actually been made and what remains to be done, what factors explain these recent advances and their limitations.

About the authors

ARNO BEHRENS Head of Energy and Research Fellow at the Unit for Energy and Climate Change of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). VICKI L. BIRCHDFIELD Associate Professor and Director of the European Union Center of Excellence in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. She received a DES from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, University of Geneva, Switzerland and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia. JOHN S. DUFFIELD Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is the author of Over a Barrel: The Costs of U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence (2008), World Power Forsaken: Political Culture, International Institutions, and German Security Policy After Unification (1998), and Power Rules: The Evolution of NATO's Conventional Force Posture (1995) as well as numerous other publications on international politics, institutions, and security, and he is co-editor of Balance Sheet: The Iraq War and U.S. National Security (2009). His current research focuses on the politics of energy security in the United States and other industrialized countries. CHRISTIAN EGENHOFER is Senior Fellow and Head of the Energy and Climate Change Programme at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). PER OVE EIKELAND is specialized in policy analysis and industrial strategic management, with emphasis in studies of environmental affairs, energy and innovation. He is Research Fellow with the European Studies Program at the Fridtjof Nansens Institute and head of the institute's Energy Studies Group. JONAS GRÄTZ Specializes in Russian and EU energy policies and strategies of energy companies. JØRGEN HENNINGSEN Has almost 20 years of experience working in the European Commission, first as the Director of DG Environment and from 2001 as the Principal Advisor of DG Energy and Transport. FRANCIS MCGOWAN Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sussex. SOPHIE MÉRITET Worked for two years in Houston, Texas, as energy economist at the French Consulate and lecturer at the University of Houston. Since 2002, she has been Associate Professor in Economics at the Université Paris-Dauphine and researcher at Centre de Géopolitique de l'Energie et des Matières Premières (CGEMP). MÅNS NILSSON Deputy Director at the Stockholm Environment Institute and Visiting Professor in Environmental Strategies Research at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. KIRSTEN WESTPHAL Based at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. She is assigned for International Energy Relations and Global Energy Security. JØRGEN WETTESTAD Senior Research Fellow and Director of European Program at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway. RICHARD YOUNGS Director of Research at FRIDE. He also lectures at the University of Warwick in the UK.

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"This book onEU energy policy speaking both to thescholarly community and the interested public is more than squaring the circle: Toward a Common European Union Energy Policy succeeds at framing this complex issue while staying empathetic with the involved actors. The authors clearly describe a (if not the) major policy challenge of the 21st century and remind us of the limited instruments we have at our disposal to address it." - Friedemann Mueller, Energy Analyst, Berlin

"This volume is a major achievement in advancing our understanding of a complex, controversial, and extremely important policy problem, and not just for the EU but for the world at large. The editors have assembled a very impressive team of researchers with scholarly and practical experience in the energy sector, and their contributions cover a full range of policy issues related to the pursuit of a common EU energy policy. The volume is especially impressive in terms of linking market factors with political dynamics, and in terms of synthesizing domestic concerns with international trends at the European level and beyond. It should stand as a major reference work on the topic for scholars, policymakers, policy advocates, energy firms, and others with an interest in this increasingly critical issue in world politics in the 21st century." - Michael E. Smith, Professor, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Aberdeen


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Duffield, John S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • EU Internal Energy Market Policy: Achievements and Hurdles

    Eikeland, Per Ove

    Pages 13-40

  • Foreign Policy and Energy Security: Markets, Pipelines, and Politics

    Youngs, Richard

    Pages 41-60

  • Common Rules without Strategy: EU Energy Policy and Russia

    Grätz, Jonas

    Pages 61-85

  • EU Emissions Trading: Achievements and Challenges

    Wettestad, Jørgen

    Pages 87-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward a Common European Union Energy Policy
Book Subtitle
Problems, Progress, and Prospects
Editors
  • V. Birchfield
  • J. Duffield
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11981-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230119819
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11319-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29489-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 289
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