Negotiating a joint European energy policy
In this EUROPP blog post, Andreas Grimmel, guest researcher at ARENA, comments on the difficulties in negotiating a joint European energy policy that might ultimately help drive the transition to renewable energy sources.
While most European countries agree on the need to move toward renewable energy, there is little agreement on how this should be achieved. Grimmel argues that efforts to negotiate a joint European energy solution have not only been beset by problems, but risk impeding individual states, such as Germany, from pursuing their own transition policies. Despite these difficulties, however, the transnational nature of moving to renewable energy sources might make a European agreement the only way forward.
EUROPP (European Politics and Society) Blog, 31 July 2013