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EPI in European bioenergy policy: a multi-level governance perspective
2008 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Given the planned bioenergy expansion within the EU, this paper explores EPI inEU bioenergy policy with a multi-level governance perspective. The paperexplores how EU bioenergy policy is framed; to what extent do environmentalconsiderations underpin policy decisions and to what extent are other factorssuch as supply security or cost-efficiency emphasised? Secondly, given thatimplementation of bioenergy policy within the EU depends on a multilevelgovernance (MLG) system, the paper also explores the implications of EUbioenergy policies for Member State’s ability to promote EPI in bioenergydevelopment. To this aim, the relation between European bioenergy policy andSwedish bioenergy policy is discussed. To what extent is the EU’s framing ofbioenergy parallel to the Swedish framing of the issue? And, in what way doesthis frame compliance/frame clash shape the prospects to promote EPI inSwedish bioenergy policy? Furthermore, the paper analyses to what extentrenewable energy goals are integrated into the EU:s common agricultural policy(CAP). In explicit, it explores the question; does CAP contain measures toincrease the supply of biomass from agriculture? And, if bioenergy is addressedwithin CAP, in what way is the issue framed within the agricultural sector? Arethere differences between the energy sector and agricultural sector in this sense?The paper draws some tentative conclusions on the development of EPI andpolicy coordination in EU bioenergy policy and on the implications of EU policy forEPI in Swedish bioenergy policy and provides thought for future research.

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Ecologic – Institute for International and European Environmental Policy Berlin , 2008. , 37 p.
, EPIGOV Papers, 40
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-25174Local ID: e11a4cff-5f98-410a-92e7-4b1e2d4e793dOAI: diva2:998226
Upprättat; 2008; 20110908 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29

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