Table of contents

  1. Thijs Van de Graaf, Erik Laes, Aviel Verbruggen
  2. Mikael Hildén, Paula Kivimaa
  3. Marula Tsagkari
  4. John Szabo, Csaba Weiner, András Deák
  5. Maria Rosaria Di Nucci, Daniele Russolillo
  6. Elin Lerum Boasson, Torbjørg Jevnaker
  7. Stefan Ćetković
  8. Matúš Mišík, Veronika Oravcová
  9. Jose M. Campos-Martín, Laura Crespo, Rosa M. Fernandez
  10. Jan Osička, Veronika Zapletalová, Filip Černoch, Tomáš Vlček
  11. Matthew Lockwood, Catherine Mitchell, Richard Hoggett
  12. Christoph Strünck
  13. Michèle Knodt, Roberto Schaeffer, Madhura Joshi, Lai Suetyi, Agathe Maupin
  14. Jonas J. Schoenefeld, Tim Rayner
  15. Laima Eicke, Franziska Petri

About this book


This Handbook provides the most comprehensive account of energy governance in Europe, examining both energy governance at the European level and the development of energy policy in all European countries. Authored by leading scholars from around the globe, the first part of the book offers a broad overview of the history and theories of energy research and covers a wide range of topics, including the global framework of energy governance, strategies and norms of energy policy, and the policy instruments in the field. Furthermore, it examines the internal and external dimensions of energy governance in the European Union. The second part presents in-depth country studies, which investigate national trajectories of energy policy, including an analysis of the policy instruments and coordination mechanisms for energy transformations. This book is a definitive resource for scholars in energy research as well as decision makers in national governments and EU institutions. 


Energy policy European energy governance Energy transition Renewable energy Energy security Sustainablity Comparative policy EU governance Future energy systems Climate policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michèle Knodt
    • 1
  • Jörg Kemmerzell
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceTechnical University of Darmstadt Institute of Political ScienceDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Political ScienceTechnical University of Darmstadt Institute of Political ScienceDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73526-9