Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Manfred Hafner, Simone Tagliapietra
    Pages 1-24 Open Access
  3. Regional Insights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Carole Mathieu
      Pages 27-46 Open Access
    3. Jonathan Elkind
      Pages 47-74 Open Access
    4. Michal Meidan
      Pages 75-91 Open Access
    5. James Henderson, Tatiana Mitrova
      Pages 93-114 Open Access
    6. Lapo Pistelli
      Pages 151-174 Open Access
  4. In-Depth Focus on Selected Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Manfred Hafner, Michel Noussan
      Pages 177-202 Open Access
    3. Karolina Daszkiewicz
      Pages 203-226 Open Access
    4. Alexander Van de Putte, Akshu Campbell-Holt, George Littlejohn
      Pages 257-277 Open Access
    5. Andreas Goldthau, Laima Eicke, Silvia Weko
      Pages 319-339 Open Access
    6. Maria Pastukhova, Kirsten Westphal
      Pages 341-364 Open Access
    7. Vladimir Zuev
      Pages 365-381 Open Access

About this book


The world is currently undergoing an historic energy transition, driven by increasingly stringent decarbonisation policies and rapid advances in low-carbon technologies. The large-scale shift to low-carbon energy is disrupting the global energy system, impacting whole economies, and changing the political dynamics within and between countries.

This open access book, written by leading energy scholars, examines the economic and geopolitical implications of the global energy transition, from both regional and thematic perspectives. The first part of the book addresses the geopolitical implications in the world’s main energy-producing and energy-consuming regions, while the second presents in-depth case studies on selected issues, ranging from the geopolitics of renewable energy, to the mineral foundations of the global energy transformation, to governance issues in connection with the changing global energy order. Given its scope, the book will appeal to researchers in energy, climate change and international relations, as well as to professionals working in the energy industry.


Energy transition geopolitics International decarbonisation policies Global warming Global energy system Geopolitics of the global energy transition Economic and political impacts of low-carbon technologies Power generation mix Geopolitical implications of global warming Governance of the global energy order Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred Hafner
    • 1
  • Simone Tagliapietra
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanItaly
  2. 2.Fondazione Eni Enrico MatteiMilanItaly

About the editors

Manfred Hafner is an Adjunct Professor of International Energy Economics and Geopolitics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe), Bologna BO, Italy, and at the SciencesPo Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), France. He is also the Coordinator of the Future Energy Programme of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy. In the course of his 30-year career, he has extensively consulted for governments, international organizations and the energy industry all over the world.

Simone Tagliapietra is an Adjunct Professor of Global Energy Fundamentals at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe), Bologna BO, Italy. He also is a Senior Researcher at the Future Energy Programme of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy, and a Research Fellow at Bruegel, the European economic think-tank. He has published extensively on the international energy market and policy issues.

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