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Abstract

The concept of energy security can be rather difficult to precisely define. In fact,the scope of energy security includes a somewhat different set of issues in thegas sector than in the electricity sector. After all, electricity can be produced inevery country of the European Union, but gas extraction is possible only in some.Natural gas is a commodity which constitutes a significant component of the exportpolicy of only a few countries. As a result, the scarcity of gas in the EU makes ita very desirable resource for many countries, some of which are taking importantenergy-related decisions without consulting or assessing their impact on otherMember States. This hampers the coordination of energy policy and the settingof common objectives with regard to energy security for the EU as a whole. Thelack of cooperation among Member States has a clearly more negative impact onPoland and the other new Member States which depend on a single gas supplierthan on the old EU-15, whose gas supply is generally well diversified. Moreover,the lack of proper infrastructure and cross-border connections puts in question thecreation of a solid energy policy at the EU level in the gas sector.



Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Poland’s energy security in the context of the EU’s common energy policy. The case of the gas sector-

Language: English-

Keywords: energy security, natural gas, common energy policy-

Subjects: K - Law and Economics > K2 - Regulation and Business Law > K21 - Antitrust Law-





Author: Nowak, Bartłomiej

Source: https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/34892/







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