Chapter 7

Toward a Mediterranean Energy Community: No Roadmap Without a Narrative

Gonzalo Escribano    Energy Programme, the Elcano Royal Institute; Applied Economics, Spanish Open University (UNED), Spain

Abstract

The Mediterranean energy picture has experienced significant transformations over recent years. European energy demand has stagnated, and idle capacity and renewables’ support fatigue have plagued European energy markets. Simultaneous geopolitical instability in European southern and eastern vicinities seriously challenged the EU’s energy security. This chapter focuses on the Mediterranean dimension with a three-step discussion on the proposal of a Mediterranean Energy Community. It first describes some possible designs highlighting ...

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