The European Union should act to ensure the continued transformation of its energy system, and encourage member states to overcome their dependence on coal for supplying electricity. Helping coal-mining regions with the transition should require €150 million per year – a mere 0.1% of the total EU budget – and the EU would not even need to establish a new fund to support it.
In a period of stress in the relationship between the European Union and Turkey, cooperation over energy could be a bright spot, because of strong mutual interests. Fields such as renewables, energy efficiency, nuclear energy and emissions trading could make a real impact on long-term energy, climate and environmental sustainability, and on overall macroeconomic and geopolitical stability.
This event is part of the joint Bruegel-IPC initiative European Neighbourhood Energy and Climate Dialogues. This is a closed door event, open only to Bruegel's members and a group of experts.
Energy is a vital part of the EU’s increasingly strained relationship with Turkey. It’s also one of the areas where there is still a lot of potential to find positive synergies. However, the EU’s strategy is too focussed on oil and gas. We need a broader and more sustainable approach to EU-Turkey energy relations.
What’s at stake: Two years ago, a debate started on whether it would be feasible for the US to achieve 100% renewable energy power. The arguments on both sides have been fierce, and more has been written recently. We review the debate.
This book provides a detailed overview of the current status and future prospects of Euro-Mediterranean energy relations through analysis of those relations and pertinent case studies.
At this event the European Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, presented an important energy package.
In order to secure growth and jobs, Europe needs a new growth model built on developing emerging sectors with high value added. But in which sectors can Europe grow, and what economic policies would work?
Die europäische Perspektive ist für den Erfolg der deutschen Energiewende entscheidend. Doch die europäischen Partner werden nicht einfach die deutschen Ziele und Politikinstrumente übernehmen. Ist eine Energieunion die Lösung?
The COP21 negotiations in Paris resulted in ambitious targets but little detail on implementation. Which measures should the EU now take? Bruegel was pleased to welcome Commissioner Cañete for a discussion on the proposed Commission Work Programme for 2016.
On 8 July the European Parliament finally voted to introduce a mechanism to stabilise the European emissions trading system (ETS). What can a detailed analysis of the voting results tell us about European enthusiasm for ETS?
The new EU leadership acknowledges the need to revamp European energy policy. While European Council President Tusk suggested the idea of an Energy Union, European Commission President Juncker has also called for a a "resilient Energy Union". The Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič has announced the unveiling of a political concept for […]