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This is the first handbook to provide a global policy perspective on energy, bringing together a diverse range of international energy issues in one volume.

  • Maps the emerging field of global energy policy both for scholars and practitioners; the focus is on global issues, but it also explores the regional impact of international energy policies
  • Accounts for the multi-faceted nature of global energy policy challenges and broadens discussions of these beyond the prevalent debates about oil supply
  • Analyzes global energy policy challenges across the dimensions of markets, development, sustainability, and security, and identifies key global policy challenges for the future
  • Comprises newly-commissioned research by an international team of scholars and energy policy practitioners


Author Biography

Andreas Goldthau is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Public Policy at Central European University, Budapest. He is also an Adjunct Professor with Johns Hopkins’ MSc in Energy Policy and Climate and a Fellow with the Global Energy Governance program of Global Public Policy Institute. He is the co-editor of Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia (with Kuzemko, Belyi & Keating, 2012) and Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game (with Witte, 2010), as well as co-author of Imported Oil and U.S. National Security (with Crane, Toman, Light & Johnson, 2009) and OPEC (with Witte, 2009).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Introduction - Key dimensions of global energy policy

Part I Global energy: mapping the policy field

1. Markets and investment in global energy - Albert Bressand

2. The entanglement of energy, grand strategy, and international security - Meghan O'Sullivan

3. Sustainability, climate change and transition in global energy – Michael Bradshaw

4. The development nexus of global energy - Gilles Carbonnier and Fritz Brugger

Part II Global energy and markets

5. The oil market: context, selected features and implications - Christopher Allsopp and Bassam Fattouh

6. Natural gas going global? Potential and pitfalls - Matthew Hulbert & Andreas Goldthau

7. The Breakout of Energy Innovation: Accelerating to a new low carbon energy system - Mel Horwitch & Mike LaBelle

8. Recent trends in upstream petroleum agreements: economic, fiscal and social issues - Honore Le Leuch

9. National Oil Companies: ensuring benefits and dealing with systemic risks - Charles McPherson

Part III Global energy and security

10. Global resource scramble and new energy frontiers - Øystein Noreng

11. Conflict and cooperation in oil and gas markets - Dag Harald Claes

12. The 'Gs' and the Future of Energy Governance in a Multipolar World - Charles Ebinger and Govinda Avasarala

13. Nuclear energy and non-proliferation - Yury Yudin

Part IV Global energy and development

14. Energy access and development - Subhes C. Bhattacharyya

15. Resource governance - Juan Carlos Quiroz and Andrew Bauer

16. The ‘Food versus fuel’ nexus - Robert Bailey

17. Energy efficiency: technology, behavior and development - Joyashree Roy, Jadavapur, Shyamasree Dasgupta and Debalina Chakraborty

Part V Global energy and sustainability

18. Regulation, economic instruments and sustainable energy - Neil Gunningham

19. The role of regulation in integrating renewable energy: The EU electricity sector - Jaap Jansen and Adriaan van der Welle

20. Global climate governance and energy choices - Fariborz Zelli, Philipp Pattberg, Hannes Stephan and Harro van Asselt

21. The growing importance of carbon pricing in energy markets - Christian Egenhofer

22. Strategic choices for renewable energy investment - Rolf Wüstenhagen and Emanuela Menichetti

Part VI Regional perspectives on global energy

23. China's energy policy: domestic and global implications - Alvin Lin , Fuqiang Yang and Jason Portner

24. Dismounting the subsidy tiger. A case study of India’s fuel pricing policies - Sudha Mahalingam, India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board

25. The EU’s global climate and energy policies: gathering or losing momentum? - Richard Youngs

26. Energy governance in the United States - Benjamin Sovacool  and Roman Sidortsov

27. Global energy policy: a view from Brazil - Suani Coelho  and Jose Goldemberg

28. Global oil market developments and its consequences for Russia - Andrei Konoplyanik

29. Nigeria: policy incoherence and the challenge of energy security - Ike Okonta

VII Conclusion

Global energy policy: findings and new research agendas - Andreas Goldthau

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