EPRG alumna Jessica Jewell: EU energy security is only as strong as its weakest link

Eggborough Power Station, one of ten largest coal-fired power stations in the UK. D1v1d (Flickr.com) photo

An EPRG alumna Jessica Jewell (PhD EnvSci 2013, currently with IIASA, Austria) has written on the connection between energy security and climate change in The Conversation. Jessica argues that the most effective way to reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions is targeting largest emitters such as Germany, Spain or the UK whereas the most important way to increase European energy security is to target small and vulnerable economies in Eastern Europe. Energy security and climate change agendas would best support each other if the focus in emission reductions is on the weakest energy security links.