New EU Energy Policy Book by Schubert, Pollak and Kreutler

Energy Policy of the European Union was authored by Dr. Samuel Schubert (Webster International Relations Department), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak (Institute for Advanced Studies and Webster International Relations Department), and Maren Kreuter (Institute for Advanced Studies and University of Bochum). It was published by Palgrave in their European Union Series.

The text systematically addresses how the EU's energy agenda influences contemporary developments in energy politics, by analyzing the European Union's regional and external energy policy. It reveals the struggle by its now twenty-eight member states to integrate national energy markets and to navigate international energy politics at the same time as responding to changing environmental norms. Future challenges for the EU are considered, from the political tension with traditional oil suppliers in Russia and the Middle East, through its stance on fracking, to its targets for climate change and renewable resources.

Michael Klare (Hampshire College, author of The Race for what's Left) called it “a masterful overview of the political, economic, and technological factors involved” and Kristen Westphal (German Institute of International and Security Affairs) describes it as “a must read”.

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The European Union Series:

General Editors:
Neill Nugent
(Visiting Professor, and Honorary Professor, College of Europe, Bruges, and University of Salford, UK)
William E. Paterson
(Honorary Professor for German and European Politics, Aston University, UK)

The European Union Series provides an authoritative library on the European Union ranging from general introductory texts to definitive assessments of key institutions and actors, policies and policy processes, and the role of member states. Books in the series are written by leading scholars and reflect the most up-to-date research and debate. Particular attention is paid to accessibility and clear presentation for a wide audience of students, practitioners and interested general readers.[Text: Palgrave Macmillan]