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Europe’s Energy Transition by Manuel Welsch

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Chapter 5

The European Union on the Global Scene—A Snapshot

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

The European Union stand as the world’s fourth largest energy-consuming region. Despite the growing share of renewables, its energy supply mix remains dominated by fossil fuels. This chapter presents a statistical overview of the structure and dynamic of the EU’s primary energy supply and demand. For a number of Member States, alleviating external energy dependency remains a key concern.

Keywords

Primary energy production; energy ...

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