Renegotiating Authority in EU Energy and Climate Policy
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Energy and Climate policy has become one of the most dynamic domains of European integration and yet it is not an area exempt from contestation and re-nationalization pressures. By encompassing a variety of policy sub-sectors and theoretical angles, this collection provides a state-of-the-art perspective of EU energy and climate policy, as well as a fresh look into the challenges of European integration.
In a context of multiple crises, EU Energy and Climate policy is often identified as one of the few areas still exhibiting strong integration dynamics. However, this domain is not exempt from contestation and re-nationalization pressures. This collection seeks to understand those contradictory integration and disintegration tendencies by problematizing the notion of authority: When, why and by whom is EU authority in Energy and Climate policy conferred and contested? What strategies are used to manage authority conflicts and to what effect? These questions are examined in some of the knottiest aspects of EU energy and climate policy, for example, the adoption of the landmark Governance of the Energy Union Regulation, the long-drawn-out attempts to complete the EU’s internal energy market, the struggle to achieve ambitious EU targets in renewable energy and energy efficiency beyond 2020, the blurring of economic and security instruments in external energy policy, or the heated discussions over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.
Table of Contents
1. Renegotiating authority in the Energy Union: A Framework for Analysis
Anna Herranz-Surralleìs, Israel Solorio and Jenny Fairbrass
2. Conferring authority in the European Union: citizens’ policy priorities for the European Energy Union
Jale Tosun and Mile Mišicì
3. EU energy policy integration as embedded intergovernmentalism: the case of Energy Union governance
Pierre Bocquillon and Tomas Maltby
4. Private authority in tackling cross-border issues. The hidden path of integrating European energy markets
Sandra Eckert and Burkard Eberlein
5. Contested energy transition? Europeanization and authority turns in EU renewable energy policy
Israel Solorio and Helge Jörgens
6. Defusing contested authority: EU energy efficiency policymaking
7. Power, authority and security: the EU’s Russian gas dilemma
Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter
8. Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 and diffuse authority in the EU: managing authority challenges regarding Russian gas supplies through the Baltic Sea
9. EU foreign policy and energy strategy: bounded contestation
Anna Herranz-Surralleìs is Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She specialises in EU external energy policy and foreign investment governance, with a focus on the nexus between security, sustainability and democracy.
Israel Solorio is Associate Professor at the School of Political and Social Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico. His research focuses on the interlinkage between climate and energy policies, having expertise on energy transitions, the promotion of renewable energy and the democratization of energy, policy integration and national climate policies and socio-environmental conflicts around energy projects.
Jenny Fairbrass is Associate Professor of Business and Management at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK. Jenny’s research primarily revolves around EU public-policy and policy-making processes with a focus on the interface between sustainability, environmental, and energy policy as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Business Ethics.