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Towards a general "Europeanization" of EU Member States' energy policies?

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Strunz, Sebastian; Gawel, Erik; Lehmann, Paul

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Corporate Editor Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Abstract It is often argued that energy policy is too fragmented across EU Member States and should be "Europeanized" to pave the way towards an efficiently organized European power system, which rest on the internal market for energy and a pan-European super-grid. Howev-er, this view neglects i) the factual heterogeneity of European energy policies in terms of harmonization and centralization, ii) economic arguments in favor of decentralization and iii) legal as well as political-economic obstacles against centralization of decision making. In this vein, we point out that a plea for a stronger role of the EU needs to be made with care and differentiation.
Keywords EU; energy policy; Europeanization; harmonization; centralization; climate policy; climate protection; political economy
Classification Ecology, Environment; European Politics; Special areas of Departmental Policy
Free Keywords fiscal federalism
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Leipzig
Page/Pages 19 p.
Series UFZ Discussion Papers, 17/2014
ISSN 1436-140X
Status Published Version
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike