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European energy policy


The European energy policy research axis whithin Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate examines the major policy regulatory issues of the European internal and external energy policies, with a focus on the integration of energy markets and the deployment of low-carbon technologies. 


Head of EU Policies, Center for Energy & Climate

Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA

Director of Ifri’s Center for Energy & Climate


Senior Advisor, Center for Energy & Climate


Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

Thibaud VOÏTA

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

By: Yamina SAHEB

Marie C. DONNELLY, DG Energy, reported that the EU is “unlikely to achieve a 20% reduction on the current set of policies” [1] by 2020. According to her, based on a modelling exercise, the estimate of energy savings “would be somewhere between 9 and 11% on current policies” in spite of the...

By: Christian SCHÜLKE

A major change has taken place in the company structure of the European electricity and gas markets. Twenty years ago, national or regional monopolies dominated the markets and there was strictly no competition between utilities. But since the liberalization of EU energy markets began in the...

By: Jacques LESOURNE, (ed.)

This third monograph of the Ifri program on European Governance and Geopolitics of Energy is devoted to the program's first annual conference on the 'External Energy Policy of the European Union'. The conference took place from January 31 to February 1, 2008, at the Palais Egmont, in Brussels,...

By: Cécile KEREBEL

The European Union, through its multiple levels of governance, often produces curious legislative acts. The “Climate and energy package,” unveiled to much fanfare on January 23rd by the European Commission at a press conference given by no less than four of its Commissioners at its...


The process of power market liberalisation pushed by the European Commission since two decades is entering a new phase with the debate over the ownership and regulation of energy transport infrastructure. The issue is at the heart of the process of dismantling vertically integrated national...

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