The European Union (EU) energy policy focuses on achieving a balance between three main pillars: increase the security of supply, reduce the impact of climate change, and improve economic competitiveness. To accomplish these objectives, the EU has been creating competitive conditions that internalize environmental externalities, and it has also actively promoted renewable energy.
Keywords: Biomass; Coal; Electricity supply indutry; Energy consumption; Europe; Global warming; Government policies; Power grid; Power grids
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. Volume: 13 Issue: 4 Pages: 29-40
Journal Impact Factor: JCR impact factor 2.689 (2017)
DOI reference: 10.1109/MPE.2015.2416111
Published on paper: August 2015. Published on-line: June 2015.