Energy, Climate and the Environment

The European Commission's Energy and Climate Policy

A Climate for Expertise?

Authors: Dreger, J.

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This book offers a deep insight into the genesis and development of the European Commission's energy and climate legislation, focusing on the interplay of politics and science. How does the Commission react when confronted with knowledge? According to the author, the Commission functions as catalyst transforming knowledge into politics.

About the authors

Jonas Dreger is a policy advisor on environmental policy. He gained his MA from the College of Europe, Belgium, and worked as a doctoral researcher at the BGSS at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research covers climate and energy policy, lobbying and EU institutions.

Reviews

"The EU energy and climate package of 2008 is a milestone in climate and energy policy that has firmly established Europe's leadership in this critical field. As we discuss our new policy framework beyond 2020, this book is a very timely contribution for practitioners and scholars alike. It captures well how the European Commission reconciled the necessary with the politically achievable when proposing the 2008 package." - J.M. Barroso, President of the European Commission

"A meticulous study of the world's first attempt to set up a large-scale carbon trading system to reduce CO2 emissions. It will be of interest not only to students of the politics of climate change and the governance of the EU, but to those initiating or contemplating parallel programmes in other parts of the world today"- Anthony Giddens, author of The Politics of Climate Change

"This book provides important new insights into internal Commission dynamics in the issue area of climate change. I warmly recommend it." - Jørgen Wettestad, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

"The volume is rich with inspiration for the IPE community no doubt it will spur new directions in theorising on energy governance, as it explicitly aspires to do." - Europe-Asia Studies

"Readers from the energy industry although they are not Dreger's target audience can learn a lot from the book and better understand many details of the ETS and the renewables Directive ... this book is certainly a major contribution to political and organizational science and offers many insights in the dynamics of decision-making." - European Energy Journal


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Tension between Science and Politics

    Dreger, Jonas

    Pages 1-27

  • The Commission’s Strategies for Designing an Emissions Trading Scheme for the European Union

    Dreger, Jonas

    Pages 28-61

  • The Commission’s Puzzling and Powering over the Revision of the Emissions Trading Scheme

    Dreger, Jonas

    Pages 62-109

  • The Commission’s Approach to Devising the Renewables Directive

    Dreger, Jonas

    Pages 110-157

  • Conclusion: The Commission as a Catalyst between Knowledge and Politics

    Dreger, Jonas

    Pages 158-198

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-47918-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Commission's Energy and Climate Policy
Book Subtitle
A Climate for Expertise?
Authors
Series Title
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38026-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137380265
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38025-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47918-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 226
Topics