Combining the joint-decision trap model with the major theories of European integration, The EU’s Green Dynamism examines how the EU can be an environmental pace-maker, when it virtually depends on the agreement of all member states.
The book examines the first mandatory cars emission standards for greenhouse gas, which have promoted the ongoing move to electrical vehicles, and which some carmakers have failed to implement in the context of the VW affair/Dieselgate. It also analyses the contested decision to phase out incandescent lightbulbs.
* Provides original research on decisions at the crossroads of energy, climate, and environmental policy.
* Bridges empirical policy analysis and integration theory, based on rigorous comparative and process-tracing methods.
* Makes an important contribution to the long-standing debate on the EU’s environmental problem-solving capacity.