"MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">This comprehensive and timely book on the European energy
transition has been written by Europe’s leading energy experts. It not only provides
guidance for the incoming policy makers at a European level, but is fast becoming thé reference book on this important topic. It also reflects on the
latest policy developments, such as the Clean Energy for All Europeans package and the outcomes of the UN Climate Conference COP 24.
The energy transition is Europe’s flagship
project. It needs to provide sound answers to the climate and sustainability-,
security of supply- and competitiveness imperatives. The energy transition
corresponds to a large scale economic and cultural change. It encompasses
sector coupling- linking up sectors that have ignored each other previously,
like mobility and power. What is the meaning of digitalization, and how to face
cybersecurity risks? What is the response to energy poverty, that 50 million
Europeans are victims of?
While the geographical scope is Europe at
large, divide lines from the past continue to exist, and new ones emerge: What
are the borders of the new Energy Europe?
The book analyses the factors driving change:
where are we on climate and sustainability, competitiveness and market, and
security of supply? It presents the actors: what genesis of and what
contemporary institutions for European energy policy, how is energy addressed
by the national and by the European; what about the active customer paradigm
and the many startups and business models changing, as well as NGOs? It looks
into sectors: power, gas, mobility and the powerful push from digitalization.
It proceeds with a reality check, based on facts and figures and reflects on
modelling. Edited by Susanne Nies the book is prefaced by Jacques Delors and sees
contributions from distinguished authors from policy, research,
industry and NGOs across Europe.
Online training by the Florence School of Regulation: 17 May - 12 July 2019
This book was used as dedicated reading material in an online training course on the energy
transition. This course, with the same title as the book, targets an international audience. The training was set up by FSR
and ENTSO-E and will be offered again at a later date. The book's authors as well as additional experts have submited contributions based on their various areas of expertise.
I was using it as a background material for developing a new lecture on the future of energy markets in Europe. It was extremely useful.
I appreciated the wealth of knowledge of the contributors and the inside view some chapters gave into the functioning of European organizations.
Eva Pongracz, Professor of Energy Systems and Environmental Engineering
Strategy & Communications Manager ENTSO-E
Former President of the European Commission
Sami Andoura - European Commission, Antonella Battaglini - RGI,
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt - European Commission, Christian Buchel - ENEDIS, Dirk Buschle - Energy
Community, Claire Camus - ENTSO-E, Alicia Carrasco - OlivoEnergy, Andrzej Ceglarz - Renewables Grid Initiative, Olivier Corradi - Tomorrow, Marina
Cubedo Vicén - ENTSO-E, Jos Delbeke - European Commission, Jacques Delors, Gustav Fredriksson - ETH Zürich,
Christophe Gence-Creux - ACER, Dolf Gielen - IRENA, Jean-Michel Glachant - FSR,
Simeon Hagspiel - ENTSO-E, Tom Howes - European Commission, Luis Janeiro - IRENA, Pascal Lamy - Jacques Delors Institute, Maria Eugenia Leoz Martin-Casallo - European Commission, Philip Lowe - former European Commission, Leonardo Meeus - Florence School of Regulation, Susanne Nies, Philipp
Offenberg - European Commission, Jean Baptiste Paquel - ENTSO-E, Diego Pavia - InnoEnergy, Thomas Pellerin-Carlin - Jacques Delors Institute, Alberto Potoschnig - ACER, Konrad Purchala - PSE,
Schmitt - ENTSO-E, Helmut Schmitt van Sydow - former European Commission, Theresa Schneider - Renewables Grid Initiative, Jesse Scott - Eurogas, Christian Schülke - Equinor, Pierre Serkine - InnoEnergy, Konstantin Staschus - Navigant, Frauke Thies - SmartEn, Sonya Twohig - ENTSO-E,
Peter Vis - European Commission, Kirsten Westphal - SWP, Georg Zachmann - Bruegel