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EU climate and energy policy: A hesitant supranational turn?
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.
2012 (English)In: Global Environmental Politics, ISSN 1526-3800, E-ISSN 1536-0091, Vol. 12, no 2, 67-86 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the recent changes of three central EU climate and energy policies: the revised Emissions Trading Directive (ETS); the Renewables Directive (RES); and internal energy market (IEM) policy. An increasing transference of competence to EU level institutions, and hence "vertical integration," has taken place, most clearly in the case of the ETS. The main reasons for the differing increase in vertical integration are, first, that more member states were dissatisfied with the pre-existing system in the case of the ETS than in the two other cases. Second, the European Commission and Parliament were comparatively more united in pushing for changes in the case of the ETS. And, third, although RES and IEM policies were influenced by regional energy security concerns, they were less structurally linked to and influenced by the global climate regime than the ETS.

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2012. Vol. 12, no 2, 67-86 p.
Keyword [en]
emissions trading, energy market, energy policy, environmental policy, environmental politics, European Commission, European Union, global climate, regional security, renewable resource
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Other Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-98531DOI: 10.1162/GLEP_a_00109ISI: 000303425600006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84860290469OAI: diva2:537909
QC 20120628Available from: 2012-06-28 Created: 2012-06-27 Last updated: 2012-06-28Bibliographically approved

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