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Denmark's Energy Cooperation with Emerging Powers

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  • Bruno Oliveira Martins, Danmark
  • Yonatan Schvartzman, VIA University College, Danmark
  • Knud Erik Jørgensen
This chapter addresses the energy cooperation between Denmark and South Africa, China and other emerging economic powers. It conducts an empirical analysis departing from the theoretical concept of multi-level energy governance, inquiring the way international transactions within the realm of energy interplay with the traditional national protectionist policies pursued by governments in this strategic domain. Being a member of the European Union (EU), an entity that aspires to be world leader in the fight against climate change, Denmark’s energy policies are also defined and pursued in cooperation with Brussels, bringing an additional layer to the governance of this sector and blurring the boundaries between the national and the international spheres.

The first section of this chapter puts the current Danish energy policies in historical context and elaborates on its main principles and vectors. The following section covers the international dimension of the energy policy pursued by Denmark by exploring the way it cooperates with Emerging Powers. Afterwards, the chapter addresses the role played by the EU in these dynamics, in the context of EU’s proclaimed preference for multilateral solutions for global problems. Finally, the conclusion of this contribution wraps up the main findings and advances the main characteristics of the Denmark’s energy governance.
TitelChallenges of European External Energy Governance with Emerging Powers
RedaktørerMichèle Knodt, Nadine Piefer, Franziska Müller
Antal sider10
ISBN (trykt)9781472458292
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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