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The influence of the European Union, as an economic bloc, on non-governmental energy companies within the bloc

Freitas Silva, Paula (2020) The influence of the European Union, as an economic bloc, on non-governmental energy companies within the bloc. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Since its inception, the European Union (EU) has sought to utilise the collective power and influence of its Member States to improve the lives of both its own citizens and others worldwide. The emerging climate crisis presents a global threat unlike any before. With its combined strength, the EU is uniquely positioned. By formulating policies aimed at reducing reliance on fossil fuels and promoting renewable energy, the EU aims to become a leader in the fight against the impending climate disaster.

However, the EU themselves are largely limited in what they, as an institution can achieve. It is through the drafting and implementation of policies which directly affect the energy consumption habits of its population and more importantly, the companies conducting business within its borders, that the EU can affect large-scale change.

This dissertation examines how companies operating within the EU are affected by its legislation and regulations. Through the use of statistical analysis, it aims to quantify how companies’ energy usage is influenced by the political and economic union in which they operate.

Keywords
The EU Energy market; Energy security; National Champions; Renewable energy; EU Climate policies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > Economics
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 13:30
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 13:30
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4662

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