Energy efficiency as a new paradigm of the European external energy policy: the case of the EU–Russian energy dialogue

Anatole Boute

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Energy efficiency has long since been a pillar of the European internal energy policy. It now takes on increasing importance in European external energy relations. It is, for instance, key to the EU–Russian Energy Dialogue. I analyse how energy efficiency has been institutionalised in EU external energy relations, in particular towards Russia. I examine whether energy efficiency can be seen as a new paradigm for understanding external energy relations. Based on this conceptual delimitation, I describe and assess the regulatory mechanisms proposed by the EU to implement this approach in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1054
Number of pages34
JournalEurope-Asia Studies
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2013


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