Implementing a Sustainable Future in Europe

Clemens Ørnstrup Etzerodt, Johan Juuhl Jensen & Emil Bo Sørensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The main objective of the project, is to investigate the implementation of EU’s RES-directive 2009/28/ec. We will assess whether the directive provides an acceptable framework that is able to include differences between member states while still capabilities of the European countries, while still creating a suitable legislative foundation for a cohesive development. We will develop a theoretical multi level governance framework, in order to thoroughly analyse whether the directive’s provisions creates grounds for a transition from fossil fuel based economy to one powered by renewable energy sources. Our primary focus is the Italian and Danish strategy towards transition, and whether their implementation has been efficient. Our analysis revolve around the National Renewable Energy Action Plans, how they differ and whether it seems sufficient as to reach the national objectives set out by the directive. We conclude that the RES-Directive has been successful in accommodating the two countries differences due to the relatively open nature, leaving the countries free to take the most suitable action according to the situation.

UddannelserEU-studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2012
VejledereHelene Dyrhauge


  • Warming
  • Policy
  • Climate
  • Renewable
  • Leader
  • Multi
  • Change
  • European
  • Governance
  • Sources
  • Implementation
  • Union
  • Global
  • EU
  • Energy
  • Europeanization
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Level
  • laggard
  • Directive