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Energy Policy in the Constitutional Treaty

Energy Policy in the Constitutional Treaty

Future Options for a European Energy Policy and Implications for the Environment

In December 2003, Heads of States and Governments will most likely come to a decision on a Constitution for Europe. Energy policy is a central element in the process leading up to more sustainable modes of production and consumption. In the past, energy policy in the European Union, used to fall under the responsibility of Member States. In the process of drafting the European Constitutional Treaty, the European Convention has, for the first time, facilitated a full European energy policy. Ecologic published a Brief on the energy chapter of the Constitutional Treaty and its implications for the future energy policy in Europe.

This Ecologic Brief [pdf, 24 KB, English] is part of the project EcoFuturum "Europe's Democratic Challenge: Actively Shaping European Environmental Policy". It is part of a series of contributions to the European constitutional debates, and Ecologic thus continues its tradition of work on "Greening the Treaties".

 


Citation

Görlach, Benjamin and Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf 2003: Energy Policy in the Constitutional Treaty. Future Options for a European Energy Policy and Implications for the Environment. [Ecologic Briefs - A Sustainable Constitution for Europe]. Berlin: Ecoscript.

Language
English
Publisher
Year
2013
ISBN
3-937085-04-1
ISSN
1611-4787
Dimension
24 pp.
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Current Situation
  • Energy in the Constitutional Treaty
  • The Way Forward
Keywords
Constitution, Treaty, Energy, Policy, Environment, Euratom, Europe, EU