The Energy Sector in Mediterranean and MENA Countries

31 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2012

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Marcella Nicolini

University of Pavia - Department of Economics and Management

Simona Porcheri

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Date Written: November 14, 2012

Abstract

This paper describes the energy sector in the Mediterranean and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries. It first analyses the production of energy by fossil and renewable sources and discusses the increasing demand in the area and its consequences. It describes the policy frameworks to promote renewable energy as well as fossil-fuel subsidies, which are still abundant in the MENA area. It presents some avenues for integration across the Mediterranean and finally it discusses the implications of the Arab spring on energy production in the next future.

Keywords: energy, Mediterranean countries, MENA countries, subsidies

JEL Classification: Q42, Q43, Q48

Suggested Citation

Nicolini, Marcella and Porcheri, Simona, The Energy Sector in Mediterranean and MENA Countries (November 14, 2012). FEEM Working Paper No. 73.2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2175470 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2175470

Marcella Nicolini (Contact Author)

University of Pavia - Department of Economics and Management ( email )

Strada Nuova, 65
Pavia, 27100
Italy

Simona Porcheri

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei ( email )

C.so Magenta 63
Milano, 20123
Italy

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