Policy Briefs

Project Policy Briefs

POLICY BRIEF_WP3_Societal processes of energy Transition (D6.3)

POLICY BRIEF_WP3_Societal processes of energy Transition (D6.3)

Jun 5, 2015

A policy brief on the societal drivers and barriers of low carbon energy transition


This policy brief is a result of MILESECURE-2050, a collaborative and multi-disciplinary project seeking to identify the modes through which energy security is defined at the European, national and local scale with a focus on energy transition towards a low carbon society.

POLICY BRIEF_WP1_Analysis of energy policies, trends and existing scenarios from the national to the worldwide

POLICY BRIEF_WP1_Analysis of energy policies, trends and existing scenarios from the national to the worldwide

Sep 30, 2014

While the European Union has been successful in institutionalising a common climate policy, it has not yet been able to formulate a successful common energy security policy. There is a clear need to agree upon shared objectives at the EU level and to “speak with one voice”; however this is not always translated into practical results. Thus, current European energy policy continues to be strongly influenced by the heterogeneity of national approaches, portraying it as one of the least successful areas of integration, despite its importance for our everyday life in moving towards a shared sustainable future.

In the light of this situation, the first part of MILESECURE-2050 research (WP1) has been organised around three main objectives:

 - To identify policies, trends, and scenarios in energy security and low carbon transition in Europe;

 - to highlight the geographical differentiation among member states in pursuing European policies and objectives towards a low carbon society;

  - To analyse geopolitical scenarios and spatial tensions originating in investments in new technologies, infrastructures and politico-economic alliances.