This article describes the evolution of energy policy in the European Union (EU). It is divided into three sections, which provide answers to the following questions: 1.) What was the evolution of energy-related initiatives in the construction of the EU? 2.) What are the obstacles to the existence of a truly pan-European energy policy? 3.) What should be the roles of markets and government regulation in achieving the objectives of an EU energy policy?
Keywords: European Union; Energy policy evolution; Energy-related initiatives; Government regulation; Market roles; Pan-European energy policy
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. Volume: 7 Issue: 5 Pages: 18-25
Journal Impact Factor: JCR impact factor 1.953 (2016)
DOI reference: 10.1109/MPE.2009.933418
Published on paper: September 2009.