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"This book offers an overarching view of the underlying challenges that the energy transitions pose to interstate energy relations. Geopolitics of energy currently epitomizes one of the principal sources for geopolitical vicissitudes affecting global energy landscapes. The ever-changing global energy architecture, global decarbonization plans and low-carbon technology developments are having deep geopolitical consequences. The extensive and rapid adjustment towards low-carbon energy is unsettling the conventional transnational energy structures, affecting economies and altering energy interstate relations. The geopolitics of the energy transitions is a field in the making, hence the existent academic literature is scarce and limited in scope. Current debates on decarbonization tend to mimic the geopolitics of oil and gas when discussing the stakeholders involved in the energy transitions. Besides, energy transitions tend to be studied at the national level overlooking the interactions at regional and global scales. Most research on the geopolitics of the energy transitions to date has mainly focused on the path to achieve the transitions to low carbon energy systems, and less on the global dynamics and the impacts of those transitions to inter-state relations and energy security. The fundamental question that needs dwelling is: How, and to what extent, will the multiple dimensions of the ongoing energy transitions affect existing fundamental geopolitical issues, and what new dynamics may result from the decarbonization process of the planet? The reasons to organize this publication are many, but among them stand one, which is functioning as the driving force behind this project: to contribute to a broader discussion on the ways in which energy transitions and geopolitics intersect"--
xx, 510 Seiten
Foreword: Thijs Van de Graaf -- Muse of fire : energy, geopolitics, and decarbonization -- Energy neomercantilism and regenerative alternatives / Majia Nadesan and Jennifer Keahey -- Scientific discourse about energy geopolitics : Changing paradigms or simply adapting to new times? / Cátia Miriam Costa and Ana Teresa Santos -- China's energy geopolitics and the Belt and Road Initiative : The green energy cooperation / Rui Pereira and Carla Fernandes -- The energopower and biopower relations in Russia, China and the EU and their impacts on Russia-China and Russia-EU energy trade before and after the war in Ukraine / Evgeniia (Jen) Sidorova -- The energy transition geopolitical outlook for the European Union : will Russian gas decline? / Javad Keypour -- Governing the energy union : the quest for a secure, low-carbon future for the EU / Susann Handke -- Nord Stream 2 and energy security in Europe : the impact of economic sanctions / Alexandros-Cătălin Bakos -- The COVID-19 pandemic and the energy transition : the geopolitics of energy envisaged by American politics / Fernanda Delgado, João Marques Cardoso, and Victor Gaspar Filho -- Geopolitical implications of the European Union's carbon border adjustment mechanism / Alaz Munzur, Katharina Koch, and Jennifer Winter -- The European Union as a military green player : sustainability and resilience in security and defense actorness / Ana Isabel Xavier -- The energy geopolitics of the European Green Deal : two case studies of international strategic techno-industrial cooperation / Roberto Álvaro-Hermana, Jorge Fernández-Gómez, Macarena Larrea-Basterra, and Jaime Menéndez-Sánchez -- The Chinese energy rush in Pakistan as a regional geopolitical game-changer / Jorge Tavares da Silva -- Transition to low-carbon energy resources in India : issues and challenges / Venkatesh Dutta and Roopinder Oberoi -- The role of Angola and Mozambique in the new global energy trend / Paulo Zagalo -- The implications of energy transitions in Argentina / Gerardo Rabinovich -- Energy issues in EU agreements, between supply security, solidarity, and sustainability, before and after the Russian-Ukrainian conflict : can the EU become a leader in global energy relationships? / Sara Pugliese -- Critical legal insight into the EU's hydrogen strategy / Javad Keypour, Tanel Kerikmäe, and Archil Chochia -- New patterns of resource management for the circular economy : a Chinese-European comparative outlook on the evolution of circular economy law / Gianmatteo Sabatino -- The politics of biodiesel and the structuring of a new market for Brazilian agribusiness / Gabriela Benatti, Antônio Buainain, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha, and Pedro Cavalcante Filho -- Scaling up renewable energy technologies in Bangladesh : prospects and challenges / Dipta Majumder and Ferdous Rahman -- At the forefront of change : the environment and social innovations by Generation Z in Russia / Lisha Fu, Chong Min Fui Nicole, and Fu Faustina Yip -- Conclusion : energy geopolitics : a changing paradigm.