CEPS Task Force

Energy Policy for Europe

Identifying the European Added-Value


CEPS Task Force Report:
Energy Policy for Europe: Identifying the European Added-Value
Authors: Arno Behrens and Christian Egenhofer (CEPS, Rapporteurs)

The European Union has entered a new and crucial stage in energy policy. After the adoption of legally binding targets to address climate change, energy security and competitiveness, the 27 member states are now turning their attention to the implementation of these targets. However, with an unfinished internal market for gas and electricity and with member states continuing to focus on bilateral energy relationships with supplier countries, the EU is still at the very beginning of a common EU energy policy. This report from the CEPS Task Force on Energy Policy for Europe contributes to the debate about an emerging ‘first-generation’ EU energy policy. It identifies those policy areas that are expected to benefit most from deeper EU integration, i.e. where the European ‘added-value’ is expected to be greatest, and formulates recommendations on how such integration could be achieved in practice. In particular, the report calls for the development of more and better energy policy indicators against which to assess member state energy policies to ensure policy coherence at the EU and member state level.
Date Published: 6 March 2008
Pages: 56
Knud Pedersen, Senior Vice President, DONG Energy; former Deputy Director-General, Danish Energy Authority
Christian Egenhofer, CEPS Senior Fellow
Arno Behrens, CEPS Fellow
1st meeting: 11 Oct 2006
2nd meeting: 8 Nov 2006
3rd meeting: 23 Jan 2007
4th meeting: 2 Feb 2007
5th meeting: 24 Sept 2007

Members area

         Energy          Climate Change

Christian Egenhofer

Associate Senior Research Fellow

Arno Behrens

Associate Senior Research Fellow