The Governance of Energy Security
“The majority of articles in this issue discuss energy security in Europe, with Europe or for Europe. Some recent developments provide useful case studies in European energy security: first of all that is the exposure of European energy vulnerability amid the developing crisis in Ukraine, and second, the evolution of energy governance in Europe.
Energy governance is a set of instruments and practices that make energy policies work. Governance can only be successful if it is based on a consensus of goals and objectives. Good governance stretches beyond government institutions and involves various actors. At the supranational level, energy security is on the agenda not only of the European Union, but also of the United Nations, the G7 or the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, just to mention a few. At the subnational level, it benefits from the involvement of civil society organizations, private businesses, municipalities and even social networks...”
Excerpt from Rūta Bunevičiūtė, “The Governance of Energy Security,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 6, No. 2, 2015: 10-11.
Rūta Bunevičiūtė is head of the European Affairs Committee Office at the Seimas of Lithuania. She was the first representative of the Lithuanian parliament to the European Parliament in Brussels during Lithuania’s accession to the European Union. She is a Marshall Center alumna and served as a faculty member and delegated national expert from October 2012 to December 2014.
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