Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy
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Research Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy

Edited by Rafael Leal-Arcas and Jan Wouters

This authoritative Research Handbook presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy. It offers high-quality original contributions that provide state-of-the-art research in this rapidly evolving area, situated in the broader context of international economic law and governance.
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Chapter 6: The new global landscape and energy politics in the 21st century

Klaus Segbers

Abstract

The world is undergoing deep changes, probably the most significant since 1945. A world based on rules is possibly being replaced by something still unknown. There are more actors and less certainties. States are losing relevance, and global flows are reducing governments’ role. Carbon-based energy, which has been fueling global growth for decades and co-deciding the weight of nations, is both deeply embedded in the new global disorder, and contributing to it.

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