AUTHORS: Camilla Adelle-Marc Pallemaerts-Joana Chiavari
The EU’s goal is to get at least 20 per cent of its energy supplies from alternative energy sources by the year 2020 and climate change and energy will be high on the agenda for the upcoming Swedish Presidency.
The IEEP report Climate Change and Energy Security in Europe: Policy Integration and its Limits, commissioned by the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS), looks at these key issues. It focuses on identifying possible synergies and trade offs between the EU’s most recent package of legislative measures to combat climate change and its energy security objectives. Better understanding of these interactions will allow potential win-win situations between these two policies to be maximised while also identifying inevitable trade-offs.