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dc.contributor.authorBRATZ, Ingerid
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-25T08:09:18Z
dc.date.available2022-07-25T08:09:18Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationFlorence : European University Institute, 2022en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/74781
dc.descriptionAward date: 17 June 2022. Supervisor: Professor Teija Helena Tiilikainen, European University Instituteen
dc.description.abstractHow can fossil fuel infrastructure be justified in Europe today given ambitious climate targets? I study the arguments put forward by Denmark and Poland for the Baltic Pipeline Project (BPP) to study the interaction of energy security, environmental and economic concerns. The BPP is a novel and understudied project at a time when the salience of pipeline politics has reached new heights. After developing theoretical predictions, I use document analysis to examine the Danish and Polish arguments. I find that quests for energy security are the most pronounced justifications, natural gas is framed as a bridging fuel and is thus environmentally compliant, and the implications beyond the two participating states are leveraged by policymakers. It is inevitable that fossil fuel projects will be fraught with controversy and I find that policymakers neuter critiques by framing the BPP as a step towards a green future and a reflexion of geopolitical reality.en
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dc.publisherEuropean University Instituteen
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesSTGen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMaster Thesisen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.titleGas pipeline politics in light of the green transition : a qualitative study of the justifications of the Baltic pipeline projecten
dc.typeThesisen
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