Project Policy Briefs
A policy brief on the societal drivers and barriers of low carbon energy transition
transition in Europe, using the holistic approach of human energy. This approachenables to grasp the human factor as a constitutive element of energy systems in transition
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.