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European Security – A European Perspective

  • Henryk FaasEmail author
  • Francesco Gracceva
  • Gianluca Fulli
  • Marcelo Masera
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

In spite of its critical role, energy security lacks a universally agreed definition, which given its complexity may well just be unrealistic. The concept is still used in a wide range of reports and documents, often without discussion of its dimensions and their significance. As a consequence, the literature is characterized by an almost overwhelming focus on securing supplies of primary energy sources and geopolitics. Clearly, views on energy security also differ widely between nations. The European Union’s approach towards energy security is presented in this paper; it can be derived from several policy legislations and proposals that followed the European Commission’s 2000 Green Paper “Towards a European Strategy for the Security of Energy Supply”.

Keywords

Energy System Energy Security EUROPEAN Perspective Distribute Energy Resource Energy Charter Treaty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henryk Faas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francesco Gracceva
    • 1
  • Gianluca Fulli
    • 1
  • Marcelo Masera
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for EnergyJoint Research CentrePettenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute for the Protection and the Security of the CitizenJoint Research CentreIspraItaly

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