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KAFP 3585 - European energy regulation

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Basic knowledge on the European Union

Course Description

The energy sector was at the heart of the European project 60 years ago. Yet for decades there was no real European energy policy and each Member State developed its own rules and networks. How has the situation evolved? What is the state of play today on energy markets, in terms of own resources and external dependency and in the functioning of the European market? What progress since the start of the opening of electricity and gas markets in 1996, which are still their shortcomings? How did the geopolitical situation give rise to new developments in energy security and what more is needed? How did the climate preoccupations reorient action since 2007, in particular in the fields of renewables and energy efficiency? How does Europe protect its consumers? What does it do to develop the technologies of the future? How did the project of an Energy Union come around, how will it support the energy transition in Europe and transform its energy system?


  • CRISAN-REVOL, Adina I. (Policy coordinator, European Commission)
  • GOUERY, Franck S. (Administrateur des institutions de l'U.E)
  • HOUTMAN, Anne (Ex- Conseiller principal)

Pedagogical format

Les débats contradictoires auront lieu mi-mars et fin avril, en fonction du nombre d'étudiants inscrits. L'exposé écrit devra être rendu lors de la dernière séance.

Course validation

Exposé écrit (50%), débat contradictoire (40%), participation (10%)


Chaque étudiant devra se préparer avant chaque séance via des lectures préalables.

Required reading

  • European Commission. Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy COM/2015/080 final, Brussels, 25 February 2015
  • European Commission. Clean energy for all Europeans, COM(2016)860 final, Brussels, 30 November 2016
  • Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, article 194

Additional required reading

  • HELM, Dieter dir. The new energy paradigm. In Oxford Review of Economic Policy 2005, v. 21, n. 1, Spring, p. 1-153.
  • SOVACOOL, Benjamin K dir. The Routledge Handbook of Energy Security, Routledge, 2014, p.446.
  • LOCATELLI, Catherine. Les échanges gaziers entre l'Union européenne et la Russie : des interdépendances aux incertitudes. Questions internationales, n° 65, " Energie : les nouvelles frontières", 2014, 60 p.
  • VINOIS Jean-Arnold, ANDOURA Sami, De la Communauté européenne de l'énergie à l'Union de l'énergie - Une nouvelle proposition politique, Institut Jacques Delors, 27 Janvier 2015