EPI in European bioenergy policy: a multi-level governance perspective
2008 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Given the planned bioenergy expansion within the EU, this paper explores EPI in EU bioenergy policy with a multi-level governance perspective. The paper explores how EU bioenergy policy is framed; to what extent do environmental considerations underpin policy decisions and to what extent are other factors such as supply security or cost-efficiency emphasised? Secondly, given that implementation of bioenergy policy within the EU depends on a multilevel governance (MLG) system, the paper also explores the implications of EU bioenergy policies for Member State’s ability to promote EPI in bioenergy development. To this aim, the relation between European bioenergy policy and Swedish bioenergy policy is discussed. To what extent is the EU’s framing of bioenergy parallel to the Swedish framing of the issue? And, in what way does this frame compliance/frame clash shape the prospects to promote EPI in Swedish bioenergy policy? Furthermore, the paper analyses to what extent renewable energy goals are integrated into the EU:s common agricultural policy (CAP). In explicit, it explores the question; does CAP contain measures to increase the supply of biomass from agriculture? And, if bioenergy is addressed within CAP, in what way is the issue framed within the agricultural sector? Are there differences between the energy sector and agricultural sector in this sense? The paper draws some tentative conclusions on the development of EPI and policy coordination in EU bioenergy policy and on the implications of EU policy for EPI in Swedish bioenergy policy and provides thought for future research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Institute for International and European Environmental Policy , 2008. , 37 p.
, EPIGOV Papers, Ecologic, 40
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-19122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-19122DiVA: diva2:201424
EPIGOV is a research project on the modes of governance employed at global, EU, national and regional/local levels to support the integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas. Relevant policy areas are, for example, transport, agricultural, and energy policy. Running over three years (2006-2009), EPIGOV brings together nineteen research institutions from ten European countries. EPIGOV aims to co-ordinate and synthesise existing research on environmental policy
integration and multi-level governance and to generate new research questions and initiatives. To obtain feedback and disseminate results, EPIGOV will also involve policymakers and non-state stakeholders.