The future european energy system: Renewable energy, flexibility options and technological progress

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This open access book analyzes the transition toward a low-carbon energy system in Europe under the aspects of flexibility and technological progress. By covering the main energy sectors - including the industry, residential, tertiary and transport sector as well as the heating and electricity sector - the analysis assesses flexibility requirements in a cross-sectoral energy system with high shares of renewable energies. The contributing authors - all European energy experts - apply models and tools from various research fields, including techno-economic learning, fundamental energy system modeling, and environmental and social life cycle as well as health impact assessment, to develop an innovative and comprehensive energy models system (EMS). Moreover, the contributions examine renewable penetrations and their contributions to climate change mitigation, and the impacts of available technologies on the energy system. Given its scope, the book appeals to researchers studying energy systems and markets, professionals and policymakers of the energy industry and readers interested in the transformation to a low-carbon energy system in Europe.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages309
ISBN (Electronic)9783030609146
ISBN (Print)9783030609139
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2021

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0001-7170-3596/work/142241642
ORCID /0000-0003-2005-4316/work/142241851



  • Climate change, Energy market models, Energy system analysis, Energy system models, Life cycle assessment, Low-carbon energy system, Open Access, Renewable energy, Strategic energy technology plan of the European Commission, Technological learing