How to combine energy security with reduced emission

Several of Europe’s long-term challenges are connected to the supply of energy. Recent events in Ukraine, EU’s long-term climate targets, the findings and use of shale-gas in the US have all come to highlight the need for a well thought energy policy for Europe.

Europe is to a large extent dependent on imports to meet its need for energy. Given the increased demand for energy around the globe, competition over energy is likely to increase. Recent events have also shown the risks of being dependent on unreliable regimes for supply of energy.

If Europe is serious about reducing its emissions with 40% by 2030, and with 80-95% by 2050, Europe’s energy mix is in need of transition. The share of fossil fuel needs to reduce, while growth of renewable energy and energy efficiency will be a crucial way towards a low-carbon society.

The projects at showing efficient and effective alternatives and includes policy recommendations.

ENERGY FUTURES Project description
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Publication: Stenson (ed. 2015) Daniel Engström Stenson (ed). 2015. Europe’s Energy Future: How to combine energy security with reduced emissions. Brussels: ELF