The Politicisation of Energy Security
Date: 9 October 2008
The last decade has seen a dramatically changed context for European energy policy with increasing volatility of the energy markets, a changing pattern of external dependency after EU enlargement and increasing global demand without corresponding increases of supply. These and related developments have lead to that energy security issues have increasingly come to dominate the policy debates for both energy and external relations within the European Union.
Against this background SIEPS presented the analysis EU Energy Policy in a Supply-constrained World written by Jacques de Jong and Coby van der Linde. The analysis covers the fundamental changes that are taking place in world energy markets and explores the consequences of tight markets and the return of government in energy matters and concludes with outlining the new challenges to EU energy policy-making. The analysis is part of the research project Energy - towards a (common) green energy policy.
Coby van der Linde, Director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme, The Hague
Jacques de Jong, Senior Fellow of the Clingendael International Energy Programme, The Hague
Hans-Christian Hagman, Senior Adviser, Swedish Ministry of Defence
Anna Michalski, Acting Director, SIEPS
2008:11epa EU Energy Security in a Supply-constrained World (187.59 kB)
Authors: Jacques de jong and Coby van der Linde
Coby van der Linde, presentation