Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

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Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. The authors address key issues in this context and seek to analyze contemporary transition processes in the region's energy sector. They look at whether and how transnational policy mechanisms can generate sufficient steering capacity to address pressing energy policy issues, including environmental concerns, energy transit or rapidly changing natural gas markets. Moreover, they explore the impact climate change concerns have on policy making in the energy sector and to what extent market mechanisms provide for answers to these issues. Instead of taking a geopolitical or neoliberal approach, this energy policy debate acknowledges the strong interdependence of global, regional and domestic influences on the processes.The World Bank has proposed that at a minimum, Russia needs to raise domestic natural gas prices to the long-term marginal cost of production ... As stated, this strategy does not appear to be the result of external pressure, but rather reflects internal decision making, as Russia realizes ... Overall, the Europe-Russia energy relationship is governed by a co-dependent reliance on Russian gas supplies.

Title:Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia
Author:Caroline Kuzemko, Andrei V. Belyi, Andreas Goldthau, Michael F. Keating
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-03-02


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