Negotiating the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

Agendas, Ideas and European Interest Groups

  • Oscar Fitch-Roy
  • Jenny Fairbrass

Part of the Progressive Energy Policy book series (PEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Oscar Fitch-Roy, Jenny Fairbrass
    Pages 1-20
  3. Oscar Fitch-Roy, Jenny Fairbrass
    Pages 21-32
  4. Oscar Fitch-Roy, Jenny Fairbrass
    Pages 33-55
  5. Oscar Fitch-Roy, Jenny Fairbrass
    Pages 57-85
  6. Oscar Fitch-Roy, Jenny Fairbrass
    Pages 87-97
  7. Oscar Fitch-Roy, Jenny Fairbrass
    Pages 99-125
  8. Oscar Fitch-Roy, Jenny Fairbrass
    Pages 127-144
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-171

About this book


‘This book presents complex information in an easy and compelling read. It is splendidly well-researched, and gives a thorough explanation of how plotting and persuasion by the  community of interest groups, large corporations, and their lobbyists and campaigners influenced the 2030 framework. This highly valuable insight into the deeper parts of the EU climate and energy policy processes should be read by academics and stakeholders alike.’
-      Tor Håkon Jackson Inderberg, Senior Research Fellow and European Programme Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

In 2014, European heads of state selected new targets for the EU as part of the 2030 climate and energy framework. These targets will guide the ambition and nature of EU policy in this area until 2030 and are likely to have important implications for Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy. This book exposes the role of civil society and business interest groups in setting the policymaking agenda and defining the range of options for the framework. Based on a unique sample of 32 in-depth interviews with Brussels policy elites, this book casts EU interest representation in a new light. In a novel application of the ‘multiple streams approach’, sequential chapters present the problems faced by policymakers, the range of policy options available to address them and the political constraints within which policy entrepreneurs attempted to attached policies to problems. 


EU 2030 climate energy framework climate policy energy policy 2030 EU climate and energy targets Clean technology renewables energy efficiency COP15 socio-technical transitions multiple streams approach European Union policymaking emissions trading energy security climate leadership techno-economic modelling technology neutrality climate change management

Authors and affiliations

  • Oscar Fitch-Roy
    • 1
  • Jenny Fairbrass
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Exeter ExeterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Norwich Business SchoolUniversity of East Anglia Norwich Business SchoolNorwichUnited Kingdom

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