European Energy Pathways - Pathways to sustainable european energy systems
Edited book, 2011

To meet the challenge of climate change, the world must substaintially reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). this must be accomplished in a way that maintains security of supply and competitiveness. This book presents to pathways towards sustainable European energy systems - the "Policy Pathway" and the "Market Pathway". These to pathways differ with respect to where the main responsability lies for transforming the energy system in following the pathway. The Policy pathway takes its departure from the EU Energy and Climate Package, and has a strong focus on targeted policies that promote energy efficiency and energy from renewable sources. The Market Pathway relies more on the market to transform the energy system, and presents a future in which the cost associated with emitting CO2 (and other GHGs) is the dominating policy measure. This book describes the research that has been carried out during the first period (2006-2010) of the AGS project "Pathways to Sustsainable Energy Systems". This interdisciplinary project involved more than 40 researchers and addressed various aspects of the challenges faced in transforming the European energy system. The chapters in this book cover more than 30 topics and presents an overall picture of the results obtained to date from various activities in the Pathways project.


energy system analysis

climate change

fuel market


energy infrastructure


Filip Johnsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Chemical Process Engineering

Other Environmental Engineering

Business Administration

Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Areas of Advance




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