An energy-efficient Europe. Securing the energy supply of Finland
Energeticky efektivní Evropa. Zajištění dodávek energie ve Finsku.
diplomová práce [DEFENDED]
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of International Relations
Date of defense
10. 9. 2018
Energetická bezpečnost Finsko, Rusko, Evropská unie
Energy security, Finland, Russia, The European Union
This thesis focuses on analyzing the themes that arise from the Finnish energy discourse between the years of 2009-2018. Finland is completely dependent on Russian gas, but as a member state of the European Union (EU), it should consider reducing this dependence and moving towards a common energy policy as a key objective. The EU has struggled to project itself as a unified whole to the global community owing to the fragmented nature of its decision-making regarding the use and procurement of energy. This results in EU member states having bilateral energy relations with Russia. Energy policies differ depending on the member state, also the geographical location of a state plays a significant role. As energy consumption rapidly rises and climate change becomes increasingly evident, non-fossil sources of energy must be taken into use. The development of technology along with the use of renewable forms of energy will further facilitate the battle against climate change. In order for the EU to succeed in one of its major objectives becoming independent in energy matters, it requires to further increase the internal cooperation between member states and to develop an even further consistent energy strategy. With the combination of the chosen theories together with examining the collected research data...