The European Energy Union (EEU): From Dream to Reality

  • Adrian Tantau
  • Holger Berg
  • Maria Alexandra Maassen
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

The European Energy Union represents a desiderate that is analysed in this chapter. The chapter starts with the evolution of the energy sector and the transition to a society, where the renewable energy sources will play a significant role for the future sustainability strategies on a global scale. This is a response to the objective of the long-term decarbonisation of the European energy system and to the new EU strategies 2020, 2030 and 2050. The chapter further introduces the role of energy security, energy efficiency and competitiveness within the concept of European Energy Union. Furthermore, the main statistical indicators are presented in the energy sector for the case of the European Union with explanation of certain correlations and their meaning for the evolution towards a sustainable development for EU member states.

Keywords

European Energy Union Decarbonisation Energy security Energy efficiency Energy statistical indicators 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Tantau
    • 1
  • Holger Berg
    • 2
  • Maria Alexandra Maassen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Bucharest University of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Wuppertal Institut fuer Klima, Umwelt und EnergieWuppertalGermany

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