The event is sponsored by the Faculty of Environmental Studies Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) and the Jean Monnet Chair at York University, Dr. Heather MacRae
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Kaneff Tower, Room 764
Chief actors in these conflicts are a wide range of civil society groups supporting renewable power, government ministries (Economic Affairs, Environment), electricity incumbents and their associations, political parties and their different factions, and from early on (1996) various institutions of the European Union: the Directorates General Energy and Competition, Parliament, Council and the Court. Conflicts continuously cut across the line of domestic vs. EU politics.
Volkmar Lauber was a Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Salzburg, Austria, until September, 2013. He received his degrees from the University of Vienna (doctorate in law 1968), Harvard Law School (Master of Laws 1970) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D. in Political Science 1977). His research and publications relate mostly to the politics of public policy – economic policy, environmental policy and most recently energy and climate policy, particularly in the EU and several of its member states.