Europe's energy politics

Steve Wood*

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A cluster of interconnected energy-related challenges confronts the European Union (EU), individual member states, and their populations. GHG emissions, economic-industrial restructuring, rising costs, developing and implementing new technologies, and external dependency, are prominent. Existential imperatives and political constraints imposed by energy needs have affected environmental and foreign policy ambitions. Some EU states are compelled to renew their nuclear industries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-322
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Contemporary European Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


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