The Energy Policy of Bulgaria within the Context of the European Energy Security Cover Image

Енергийната политика на България в контекста на европейската енергийна сигурност
The Energy Policy of Bulgaria within the Context of the European Energy Security

Author(s): Svetla Boneva, Antoaneta Vassileva, Ivan Tsvetanov, Atanas Atanasov, Elisabeth Yoneva, Milena Mihaylova, Silvia Dimitrova
Contributor(s): Dimitar Hadjinikolov (Editor), Teodor Sedlarski (Editor)
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies, Economic policy, Environmental and Energy policy, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Socio-Economic Research, EU-Legislation
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: Bulgaria; EU; Energy Policy; Energy Security; European Energy Security; EU Energy Security; EU Energy Policy; Renewable Energy Sources; RES; Energy Production; Energy Consumption; Energy Efficiency; Energy Poverty
Summary/Abstract: The main objective of this project is to conduct an in-depth analysis on the issues related to the Bulgarian energy policy in the context of the European energy security and the Bulgarian membership in the EU as well as to seek opportunities and formulate recommendations to overcome these challenges through expansion of the share of the renewable energy sources (RES) in the structure of the aggregated energy production and consumption on a country level, improvement of the energy efficiency of the economy, etc. To achieve these goals, we have completed the following research tasks: 1) An overview of the contemporary foreign and Bulgarian specialized economic literature in the relevant field has been conducted; analysis and summarization of the theoretical aspects of the energy security; 2) The main trends and approaches in the formation of the national energy policies have been studied and systematized (by the example of individual EU and non-EU countries - in this case Bulgaria's neighbours were chosen); 3) EU Energy policy evolution, priorities and instruments of this policy were analysed; 4) The Bulgarian energy policy in the context of the national energy security has been examined as well as programs, measures, perspectives to the energy policy. An analysis of Bulgaria's Energy Strategy until 2020 has been performed; 5) The legal framework of the Bulgarian energy sector and its compliance with European legislation as well as the national and European legal framework of energy security are specified; 6) Conclusions and recommendations have been formulated as a result of the present scientific research project.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-954-644-942-9
  • Page Count: 266
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bulgarian