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Europe’s Energy Transition by Manuel Welsch

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Chapter 4

Introduction

Europe as a Consuming Region

Aurélie Faure-Schuyer1, Manuel Welsch2 and Steve Pye3,    1Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), Brussels, Belgium,    2KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden,    3University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom

Abstract

Europe is one of the largest energy-consuming regions in the world, relying heavily on fossil fuel imports. This requires the EU to pursue an active policy to ensure security of supply. The challenges are particularly acute in the context of the transformation of the EU’s energy systems to meet the 2050 climate change targets. This introductory chapter sets the scene for and presents the outline of the following chapters.

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