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Faure-Schuyer, A., Welsch, M. & Pye, S. (2017). A Market-Based European Energy Policy. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 41-48). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 41-48Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

European energy policy focuses on the opening of the energy market to ensure competition in generation, supply, and retail activities; and in this context on the reinforcement of cross-border interconnections. Despite such endeavors, regulatory structures remain fragmented, which is reflected by the disparity of energy prices inside the EU. A European dimension related to affordability and to the harmonization of national security of supply policies is also missing in this context. Policy coordination is further required among Member States and together with other trading partners in order to secure investments in energy markets. In the electricity market, different market policy instruments are envisaged as part of the EU Energy Union. Among them, a reform of the European Trading Scheme is put in place and a convergence of existing national capacity remuneration schemes is considered. This section assesses these market instruments and the overall progress towards an EU internal energy market. It further discusses the implication of EU energy policies on energy prices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Capacity remuneration, Electricity target model, Energy market, Energy prices, Energy Union, European Emission Trading Scheme
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221986 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00007-9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040581370 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180129

Available from: 2018-01-29 Created: 2018-01-29 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Faure-Schuyer, A., Welsch, M. & Pye, S. (2017). Conclusions. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 49-50). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 49-50Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

While the European Union is well on track with the implementation of its energy and climate policies, it is facing a complex situation. The energy transition will require new market designs which deliver on climate policy targets, ensure energy security, and provide affordable energy services to final consumers. At the same time national policies are to some extent contrasted by the launch of the Energy Union. This chapter provides some concluding thoughts on this energy transition, based on the analysis presented in this section on Europe's Energy Policy Landscape.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Energy policy, Policy reforms
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223084 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00008-0 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040638374 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180226

Available from: 2018-02-26 Created: 2018-02-26 Last updated: 2018-02-26Bibliographically approved
Normark, B., Shivakumar, A. & Welsch, M. (2017). DC Power Production and Consumption in Households. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 237-248). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 237-248Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter investigates the potential benefits and feasibility of household DC networks. Unlike the case of AC systems, a well-established set of standards for household DC networks is currently lacking. This work reviews some of the most promising suggestions and further analyzes those that are most suitable to be implemented. In addition, a comparative study is carried out between a hybrid AC-DC system and a proposed DC configuration, for different selected geographical conditions in the EU. Specifically, the comparative study focuses on energy savings from avoiding conversion losses, and economic payback. The choice of transitioning to DC networks in households is found to be dependent on the evolution of electricity consumption of household devices, residential solar PV penetration, and the cost of DC power converters. It is most likely that DC household networks will be taken up in parallel to the current AC system; a hybrid configuration with installations of parallel networks of AC and low-voltage DC distribution systems is a possible "transition solution." Some recent developments in favor of a transition of DC networks include the launch of USB 3.1 (capable of power delivery of up to 100. W), the dramatic fall in costs of solar PV since 2008, and growing support at the EU level for residential electricity storage through batteries. In addition, both the International Electrotechnical Commission and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are actively engaged in developing DC network standards. This is critical for the large-scale adoption of low-voltage DC networks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
AC-DC, DC networks, Direct current, Electricity, Energy savings, Households
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221979 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00028-6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040624174 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180129

Available from: 2018-01-29 Created: 2018-01-29 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Pye, S., Welsch, M. & Faure-Schuyer, A. (2017). Developing the Policy Package. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 295-304). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 295-304Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Chapter 32, Key Challenges Ahead, set out the nature of the energy challenges faced by the European Union, as framed by the Energy Union and illustrated by the research presented in this book. In this chapter, we consider further insights from the think tank INSIGHT_E concerning the direction of policy formulation to effectively address some of these challenges. Particular focus is on policy needs to drive decarbonization, such as the EU ETS, system and market design for increasing the role of renewables, and protections for vulnerable consumers in energy markets, and the energy-poor more broadly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Biofuels, Energy poverty, EU ETS, Renewables policy, Vulnerable consumers
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221987 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00033-X (DOI)2-s2.0-85040541818 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180129

Available from: 2018-01-29 Created: 2018-01-29 Last updated: 2018-01-29Bibliographically approved
Faure-Schuyer, A., Welsch, M. & Pye, S. (2017). European Energy Policy Objectives. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 31-39). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 31-39Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Europe is on track to achieve the targets it set out for 2020 in terms of share of renewables, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and energy-efficiency efforts. Apart from a decline in consumption due to the 2007-12 financial crises, this apparent success relies on national interventions such as feed-in tariff support schemes. With the decision of the antitrust authorities to move from regulated support to market-based remuneration schemes, the pace of development of renewables is more uncertain. At the same time, significant low-carbon investments are needed to meet the increasingly ambitious energy and climate change targets for 2030 and 2050. This chapter presents an overview of related policy developments, assesses the level of progress towards achieving these targets and present associated barriers. It concludes by discussing the recent evolution of energy prices in the European Union and the challenges related to the Energy Union project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Climate policy, European energy package, Renewable policy
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221985 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00006-7 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040631668 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180130

Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2018-01-30Bibliographically approved
Welsch, M. (2017). Europe's Energy Transition. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 3-6). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 3-6Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter sets the scene for the book by highlighting that "energy transition" is more than a catchphrase. Rather, the transformation of our energy system is an essential requirement to comply with international agreements and EU ambitions to curb climate change. It is also a reality that can already be witnessed today. This chapter outlines some key features of this transition focusing on energy supply in general, and more specifically on the electricity, heating and cooling, and transport sectors. The transition is however not just limited to these energy sectors, but will also affect the role of consumers, who are expected to form a much more central part of the energy system of the future. In addition to society, the changes foreseen will naturally also affect our economy, both regarding the required investments, but more importantly regarding the novel market designs that are needed to trigger these investments, while ensuring cost-competitiveness and system reliability. Numerous challenges are therefore ahead of us, challenges policy making in Europe will need to address.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Climate change, Consumers, Electricity, Energy supply, Energy transition, Heating and cooling, Markets, Transport
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221975 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00001-8 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040634924 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180130

Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2018-01-30Bibliographically approved
Coffineau, L., Welsch, M. & Ayache, C. (2017). INSIGHT_E-A Think Tank Informing the European Commission. In: Europe's Energy Transition - Insights for Policy Making: (pp. 11-20). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition - Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 11-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

INSIGHT_E is a think tank that offers unbiased energy policy advice and insights to the European Commission. The consortium forming INSIGHT_E combines a multidisciplinary group of 12 different partners based in nine different European countries. In order to provide energy policy advice and insights, it has developed tools and instruments to assess the impact of the energy transition in all its dimensions, including its drivers. Its three main types of publications include Rapid Response Energy Briefs, Hot Energy Topics, and Policy Reports. Its fourth key output is an Observatory, which provides access to all of INSIGHT_E's publications, tools, and instruments, including webinars, information corners, and statistical indicators on the energy transition of the European Union.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Decision-making, Energy, European Commission, Observatory, Think tank
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223087 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00003-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040637142 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180214

Available from: 2018-02-14 Created: 2018-02-14 Last updated: 2018-02-14Bibliographically approved
Welsch, M. (2017). Insights for Policy Making-About this Book. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 7-10). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 7-10Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter first presents the rationale of this book which reflects research that is undertaken by an independent research consortium, but in close dialogue with EU decision makers. It thus provides critical policy support to address some of the key energy system challenges. The science policy interface established by this research consortium ensures the relevance of this book to a wide audience, both from within and outside of Europe. This includes the European Union, government and international institutions, energy industries, research institutes, and civil society. We then provide an overview of the structure of this book, focused around key policy themes. We first present the current energy landscape, both in terms of the physical system and policy frameworks. The main part of the book then focuses on Europe's energy transition and the associated challenges. Key topics include energy supply, renewable market designs, flexible system operation, and society and consumer demands. The book concludes with an outlook on challenges ahead and policy recommendations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
European Commission, INSIGHT_E, Structure of book, Target audience, Think tank
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-221976 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00002-X (DOI)2-s2.0-85040598447 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180130

Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2018-01-30Bibliographically approved
Pye, S., Welsch, M. & Faure-Schuyer, A. (2017). Introduction. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 287-287). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 287-287Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223080 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00048-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040601825 (Scopus ID)9780128098066 (ISBN)9780128099032 (ISBN)
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QC 20180226

Available from: 2018-02-26 Created: 2018-02-26 Last updated: 2018-02-26Bibliographically approved
Faure-Schuyer, A., Welsch, M. & Pye, S. (2017). Introduction: Europe as a Consuming Region. In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making (pp. 23-24). Elsevier
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2017 (English)In: Europe's Energy Transition: Insights for Policy Making, Elsevier, 2017, p. 23-24Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Europe is one of the largest energy-consuming regions in the world, relying heavily on fossil fuel imports. This requires the EU to pursue an active policy to ensure security of supply. The challenges are particularly acute in the context of the transformation of the EU's energy systems to meet the 2050 climate change targets. This introductory chapter sets the scene for and presents the outline of the following chapters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Energy Union, European energy market, European energy policy
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223081 (URN)10.1016/B978-0-12-809806-6.00004-3 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040615538 (Scopus ID)978-0-12-809806-6 (ISBN)
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QC 20180215

Available from: 2018-02-15 Created: 2018-02-15 Last updated: 2018-02-15Bibliographically approved
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