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Energy Security, Trade and the EU
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Energy Security, Trade and the EU

Regional and International Perspectives

9781785366734 Edward Elgar Publishing
Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chaired Professor of International Economic Law (awarded by the European Commission), Professor of European and International Economic Law and former Director of Research, Queen Mary University, London, UK and Visiting Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, UAE, Costantino Grasso, Associate, Faculty Research Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity and Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Coventry University and Juan Alemany Ríos, Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78536 673 4 Extent: 488 pp
Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. This book is about finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.

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Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. This book is about finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.

This snapshot of multilateral, regional and bilateral energy trade governance deals with energy transit from the perspective of the Energy Charter Treaty as a means to enhance EU energy security, and examines the system of law and governance of international trade in unconventional fossil fuels. The authors analyse concerns that arise from preferential trade agreements and renewable energy from the EU’s perspective, and explain how the EU can diversify its energy supply to improve its energy security.

This book will be of interest to students, scholars, lawyers, economists, policymakers, and think tanks dealing with the links between energy security and international trade, as well as those communities involved with other energy-related disciplines.
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Contents: 1. Overview 2. Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Energy Trade Governance 3. Energy Transit 4. Unconventional Fossil Fuel Sources and EU Energy Security 5. Renewables, Preferential Trade Agreements and EU Energy Security 6. Diversifying EU Energy Supply to Improve EU Energy Security 7. The Creation of the European Energy Union Index
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