Politics, Markets and EU Gas Supply Security

Case Studies of the UK and Germany

  • Sandu-Daniel Kopp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-19
  2. Sandu-Daniel Kopp
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  3. Sandu-Daniel Kopp
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-332

About this book


Sandu-Daniel Kopp investigates whether carbon reduction targets are compatible with market-driven competition in gas (and power) industries, and whether security of supply is compatible with competitive markets. He examines the policy trade-offs which need to be made between the three different elements, and whether these policy judgements should be economically or politically based. The analysis shows the need for a complex set of politically determined options to protect (competitive) markets from price risks and emergency events and demonstrates that this has thus far failed the policy test. Overall, the author argues that the three major elements of EU energy policy are incompatible in important respects and thereby challenges much of the conventional wisdom of EU and Member State policies of the past decade.


  • Macro-Trends in the Global and European Gas Markets
  • EU Energy Legislation and Gas Supply Security
  • The UK and the German Gas Markets
  • Liberalisation and Gas Supply Security: Theory and Market Reality

 Target Groups

  • Academics and students of political science, economics, and law with a focus on energy
  • Executives and consultants from the energy sector,  policy-makers, and public authorities

 The Author

Sandu-Daniel Kopp has conducted research on energy politics and economics at the Berlin Centre for Caspian Region Studies , the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security at the King’s College London , and the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies .


Decarbonisation EU Energy Markets Energy Security Liberalisation and Gas Supply Security Macro-Trends in the Global and EU Gas Markets

Authors and affiliations

  • Sandu-Daniel Kopp
    • 1
  1. 1.(BC CARE)Freie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08323-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08324-3
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