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EU energy policy [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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Faced with uncertain energy demand, volatile prices and possible disruptions to supply, the European Union is pushing ahead with efforts to fully integrate its still fragmented energy market. The aim is to boost economic growth, foster innovation, ensure stable supplies and protect the environment. The planned construction of the Energy Union is taking shape with the ongoing adoption of numerous policy proposals, such as those contained in the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans‘ package of 2016. Most recently, the European Parliament adopted new rules on the security of gas supply.

This note offers links to a selection of recent commentaries, studies and reports, from some of the major international think tanks and research institutes, which discuss EU energy policies. More papers on the topic can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think tanks are Thinking’ published in December 2016.

Energy Union

Proper Energy Union governance is essential to delivering the EU’s Paris Agreement promises
E3G, June 2017

The role of integrated national plans in building an Energy Union
Friends of Europe, June 2017

Efficiency first scorecard: Is the EU’s energy union on track?
E3G, June 2017

The European Energy Union: A chance for France
Notre Europe, May 2017

Securing the Energy Union: Five pillars and five regions, Southern Europe
European Union Institute for Security Studies, March 2017

Towards the Energy Union: The BEMIP and the case of Lithuania
Istituto Affari Internazionali, January 2017

Implications of Brexit

Brexit’s impact on energy markets: Brexit and security of supply for the UK and Ireland
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, September 2017

Brexit and energy: Time to make some hard choices
Centre for European Reform, September 2017

Review of EU-third country cooperation on policies falling within the ITRE domain in relation to Brexit
Bruegel, July 2017

Staying connected: Key elements for UK–EU27 energy cooperation after Brexit
Chatham House, May 2017

Brexit scenarios: The implications for energy and climate change
E3G, April 2017

Security of supply

US Sanctions: No conflict, no Nordstream threat, an opportunity for greater EU-US cooperation
Centre for European Policy Studies, August 2017

The EU competition investigation into Gazprom’s sales to Central and Eastern Europe: A detailed analysis of the commitments and the way forward
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, July 2017

Is Europe too dependent on Russian energy?
Carnegie Europe, July 2017

Nord Stream 2 will divide EU, new US sanctions will do more harm
Clingendael, July 2017

Nord Stream 2 means gains for Germany but pain for Europe
Bruegel, June 2017

EU external energy policy in natural gas: a case of neo-functionalist integration?
Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, June 2017

Energy, Russian influence and democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe: A comparative assessment and case studies from Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Romania
Expert Group, National Endowment for Democracy, May 2017

Is the EastMed gas pipeline just another EU pipe dream?
Bruegel, May 2017

The Kremlin’s gas games in Europe: Implications for policy makers
Atlantic Council, May 2017

Natural gas demand in Europe in the next 5-10 years
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, May 2017

The discursive construction of Turkey’s role for European energy security: A critical geopolitical perspective
Istituto Affari Internazionali, March 2017

The EU antitrust case: No big deal for Gazprom
Bruegel, March 2017

Turkey’s role in natural gas: Becoming a transit country?
Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universität zu Köln, January 2017

Energy transition, infrastructure and climate change

Reinforcing the EU energy industry transformation: Stronger policies needed
Bruegel, September 2017

European gas markets: Key trends
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, September 2017

Does the EU renewable energy sector still need a guarantees of origin market?
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2017

Shaping (not just surviving) the future of energy
European Union Institute for Security Studies, July 2017

The future is now: European Union finances for climate and energy
E3G, July 2017

Improving cooperation among EU Member States in handling electricity crises: Lessons for the regulation on risk-preparedness
Centre for European Policy Studies, July 2017

EU ETS: Fasten your seat belts
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, July 2017

The long journey to end energy poverty in Europe
European Policy Centre, June 2017

Making the energy transition a European success: Tackling the democratic, innovation, financing and social challenges of the energy union
Notre Europe, June 2017

Oil: The missing story of the West’s economic and geopolitical crises
Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute, June 2017

Cutting Europe’s lifelines to coal: Tracking subsidies in 10 countries
Overseas Development Institute, May 2017

The carbon buyers’ club: International emissions trading beyond Paris
Bruegel, April 2017

Global energy architecture performance index report 2017
World Economic Forum, March 2017

The future of electricity: new technologies transforming the grid edge
World Economic Forum, March 2017

Clean energy for all Europeans: Time to deliver!
Notre Europe, March 2017

Balancing reserves within a decarbonized European electricity system in 2050: From market developments to model
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, March 2017

Adversity and reform: Ukrainian gas market prospects
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, March y 2017

Channelling progress in Central and South East European energy market integration
Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2017

Managing the resource curse: Strategies of oil-dependent economies in the modern era
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 2017

Energiearmut bekämpfen: Instrumente, Maßnahmen und Erfolge in Europa
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, March 2017

Fulfilment of national objectives under the Renewable Energy Directive: State of play and projections
Centre for European Policy Studies, February 2017

Energy in the German-Polish relationship: Acknowledging controversies, pursuing shared interests
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, February 2017

Energiewende: From Germany’s past to Europe’s future?
Atlantic Council, February 2017

The EU-China energy cooperation: An institutional analysis
European Institute for Asian Studies, February 2017

Composition and drivers of energy prices and costs: Case studies in selected energy-intensive industries
Centre for European Policy Studies, January 2017

Enhancing regional renewables cooperation in the EU
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, January 2017

Prosumage of solar electricity: Pros, cons, and the system perspective
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, January 2017

The new EU energy package: Towards more decarbonization and more complexity
Egmont, January 2017

Green growth and energy security
Clingendael, January 2017

The clean energy transition and industrial strategy: Developing a coherent approach
E3G, January 2017

EU energy policy: 4th time lucky?
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, December 2016

Read this briefing on ‘EU energy policy‘ on the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

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