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Europe’s Energy Transition by Manuel Welsch

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Chapter 9

Introduction

Paul Deane,    University College Cork (UCC), Cork, Ireland

Abstract

Following on from current energy trends in Europe, this section portrays the changing landscape of energy supply in the EU by examining current import dependencies and assesses options for both indigenous production and imported hydrocarbons to meet future energy needs. The policy drivers which shape this landscape, particularly energy and climate policy and the need to reduce emissions from fossil fuels are presented in the context of the EU ambition to decarbonize the future energy system. The section further examines the aviation sector which is one of the most challenging areas for decarbonization, before presenting an overall outlook and conclusion. ...

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