Energy Scenarios & Policy Volume I - The Future of European Gas Markets - Balancing act between decarbonisation and security of supply

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Gas represents a pivotal element of the European energy architecture. New elements such as the evolution of the EU Energy Union, the international climate agreement reached at COP-21, the EU Russia gas relations in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis and the supply potential emerging in the Eastern Mediterranean, are rapidly reshaping the European gas markets. This book seeks to provide an insight into these developments, with the ultimate aim of contributing to the current European gas debate by providing a balancing act between two issues, decarbonisation of the European energy system and security of gas supply, that are usually conceived as different and unmatched but that represent, in reality, the two sides of the same coin.

Manfred Hafner is Coordinator of the 'Energy: Scenarios and Policy' research programme at FEEM. He is also Professor in international energy studies teaching at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-Europe) and at the Sciences-Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). Furthermore, he is Senior Scientist at the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC) and Associate Researcher at the Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (IEFE) at Bocconi University. Moreover, he is Vice-President Consulting at Enerdata and President of International Energy Consultants (IEC).

Simone Tagliapietra is Senior Researcher at the ‘Energy: Scenarios and Policy’ research programme at FEEM. He is also Research Fellow at Bruegel, the economic think-tank. Expert in international energy issues, he also conducted research at the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University and at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva. He obtained his PhD at the Università Cattolica delSacro Cuore in Milan, where he currently collaborates with the Department of International Economics, Institutions and Development. His most recent book is ‘Energy Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean: A Political Economy Perspective’ (Palgrave, 2016).


ISBN 9789077644362
ISBN ebook 9789077644539
Publication Date October 2016
Nr of Pages 160
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