Chapter 2

European Union Energy Policy Evolutionary Patterns

G. Cotella1, S. Crivello1,  and M. Karatayev2     1Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy     2University of Nottingham, United Kingdom


During the past 30 years the transition towards a low-carbon, energy secure Europe has growingly consolidated as a focal issue for European Union (EU) policies and strategies. As a matter of fact, energy issues have animated the EU political agenda since its very inception, as shown by the development of the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) in 1957. The challenges brought about by European uneven geographies of energy are indeed crucial, especially taking into ...

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