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Towards a general "Europeanization" of EU Member States' energy policies? / Sebastian Strunz; Erik Gawel; Paul Lehmann. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Department of Economics
VerfasserStrunz, Sebastian ; Gawel, Erik ; Lehmann, Paul
ErschienenLeipzig : Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, 2014
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (PDF-Datei: 19 S., 0,21 MB) : graph. Darst.
SpracheEnglisch
SerieUFZ-Diskussionspapiere ; 17/2014
SchlagwörterOnline-Publikation
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:2-79197 
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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. However, 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 vain, we point out that a plea for a stronger role of the EU needs to be made with care and differentiation.

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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. However 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 vain we point out that a plea for a stronger role of the EU needs to be made with care and differentiation.