The Energy Scenarios and Policy FEEM Press series publishes the output of the Energy and Scenarios and Policy (ESP) research programme of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. The ESP programme aims to carry out interdisciplinary, scientifically sound, prospective and policy-oriented applied research, targeted at political and business decision makers. This aim is achieved through an integrated quantitative and qualitative analysis of energy scenarios and policies. This innovative and interdisciplinary approach puts together the major factors driving the change in global energy dynamics (i.e. technology, economy, geopolitics and sociological aspects). The ESP programme applies this methodology to a wide range of issues (energy demand and supply, infrastructures, financing, market analyses, socio-economic impacts of energy policies) that are explored from economic, geopolitical and institutional perspectives.


In the fall of 2007 the Institute of Industrial Economics of the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (CASS) and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS) have agreed to develop a joint project on China’s energy management policies and measures and their international comparison. Both CASS and IMELS decided to entrust a group of experts at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) to investigate the current status of the EU energy system, while a team of researchers from CASS would have focused on China’s energy governance, institutions and policies. This monograph includes a careful selection of the work carried out by the FEEM and CASS research teams, both individually and as a result of the repeated interactions during the whole project lifetime. The book is organized in two intertwined parts. The first part surveys the main energy institutions and policies in China and the EU. The second part discusses the assessment of energy policies and illustrates, for both China and the EU, several specific policies on energy security, energy conservation, environment and energy access. Postgraduate students, researchers, and practitioners with a solid background in energy and environmental economics are the target audience for this book.

ISBN 9788894170146

FEEM Press, Energy Governance, Institutions and Policies in China and the EU. A Comparative Assessment, 1/2017