Toward a Common European Union Energy Policy: Problems, Progress, and Prospects by V. BirchfieldToward a Common European Union Energy Policy: Problems, Progress, and Prospects by V. Birchfield

Toward a Common European Union Energy Policy: Problems, Progress, and Prospects

EditorV. Birchfield, J. Duffield

Hardcover | June 21, 2011

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This book provides a timely and comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in European Union energy and climate policy. With up-to date empirical analysis by more than a dozen leading experts and scholars from both Europe and the United States, this volume offers the most definitive assessment of this significant area of European integration and policymaking. Separate chapters address key issue areas, the policies of the leading EU member states, and themes that cut across policy and institutional boundaries.

Vicki L. Birchfield is an 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 Études Internationales, University of Geneva, Switzerland and her PhD in Political Science from the Universi...
Title:Toward a Common European Union Energy Policy: Problems, Progress, and ProspectsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:302 pagesPublished:June 21, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230113192

ISBN - 13:9780230113190


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Recent Upheaval in EU Energy Policy--John S. Duffield and Vicki L. Birchfield * PART I: Developments in Key Policy Areas * EU Internal Energy Market Policy: Achievements and Obstacles--Per Ove Eikeland * Foreign Policy and Energy Security: Markets, Pipelines, and Politics--Richard Youngs * Common Rules without Strategy: EU Energy Policy and Russia--Jonas Grätz * EU Emissions Trading: Achievements and Challenges--Jørgen Wettestad * EU Renewable Electricity Policy: Mixed Emotions Towards Harmonization--Måns Nilsson * Energy Efficiency Policy--Jørgen Henningsen * PART II: National Perspectives * French Energy Policy Within the EU Framework: From Black Sheep to Model?--Sophie Méritet * Germany and EU Energy Policy--John S. Duffield and Kirsten Westphal * The UK and EU Energy Policy: From Awkward Partner to Active Protagonist?--Francis McGowan * PART III: Cross-Cutting Perspectives * Energy and Climate Change Policy--Arno Behrens and Christian Egenhofer * The Role of EU Institutions in Energy Policy Formation--Vicki L. Birchfield * Conclusion: Taking Stock of EU Energy Policy: Progress, Problems, Prospects--Vicki L. Birchfield and John S. Duffield

Editorial Reviews

"This book on EU energy policy speaking both to the scholarly 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