Energy Policies of IEA Countries

International Energy Agency

1990-0082 (online)
1021-3872 (print)
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This series consists of two components. The first is an annual compilation by the International Energy Agency containing a broad analysis of recent trends and an easily accessible overview of energy policy during the last 12 months along with summaries of individual country reports done during the period. It also presents the major findings of the latest World Energy Outlook, key statistical information and brief summaries of major IEA publications released during the past year. The second component is the set of country reviews produced each year. IEA countries are on a five-year review cycle, which means that approximately five countries are reviewed in detail each year and published as part of the Energy Policies of IEA Countries series.

IEA Energy Policies Review: The European Union 2008

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09 Sep 2008
9789264043381 (PDF) ;9789264043374(print)

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For the first time, the IEA has reviewed the energy policies of the European Union which shape the energy use of almost 500 million citizens in 27 EU member countries. A unique entity governed under complex and almost constantly evolving structures, the EU constitutes a challenge for energy policy makers. Its energy policy has a global impact, not only because of its 16% share of world energy demand, but also because of the EU leadership in addressing climate change.

Strong policy drives are underway in the EU to achieve the completion of the internal energy market, increase renewable energy supply, reduce CO2 emissions and make the EU more energy-efficient. Concerns about security of supply have also led to a greater focus on improved energy relations with supplier countries, and new institutional structures are being put in place. How much progress has been made in the field of security, internal market and external energy policies? And in which of these areas has the EU already implemented a fully integrated policy? IEA Energy Policies Review: The European Union - 2008 addresses these questions and also analyses the impact of the most recent major EU policy measures, in particular the Energy & Climate Package of January 2008 and the 3rd Liberalisation Package of September 2007.

This book finds that both of these proposals are highly ambitious. But implementing them and reviewing both volume and allocation of energy R&D will be necessary to achieve a sustainable energy future in a fully competitive integrated EU energy market.

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Table of Contents

1.Executive Summary and Key Recommendations
2. General Energy Policy
-Energy Supply and Demand
-Energy Policy Development
3. Market Reform
-Legislative Framework
-Energy Markets
4. Security of Energy Supply
-Energy Imports and Trade
-International Infrastructure
-EU Internal Trade and Competition
-Emergency Preparedness
5. Sustainable Energy
-Climate Change
-Energy Efficiency
-Air Pollution
6. Electricity and Nuclear
-Nuclear Energy
7. Fossil Fuels
-Natural Gas
8. Energy Research and Development
-European Research Programme
-Research Funding
-IEA Implementing Agreements
a. Organisation of the Review
-Review Team
-Organisations Visited
-Review Criteria
b. Implementation of IEA Gleneagles Recommendations in EU Energy Policy
c. International Energy Agency "Shared Goals"
d. Glossary and List of Abbreviations

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