Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 2(1), pp. 14 - 20
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2014.020103
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The Idea of Sustainability in European Union Energy Policy

Konrad Prandecki *
Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics, National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland


After many years of unsuccessful attempts the European Union common energy policy takes shape, indicating the targets for 2020 and even into mid-century. These actions occur at a fairly important time, because Europe's energy sector requires urgent changes resulting from the need to renew the capacity and transmission as well as to reduce the dependence on imported energy resources. The climate change is an additional challenge. It is important to assess the way in which the European policies intend to resolve these problems, respecting the principles of sustainable development. Indeed, the effective implementation of this concept in other areas of the economy will depend on its successful implementation in energy sector.

Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Energy Policy, European Union, Energy, Future of Energy

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[1] Konrad Prandecki , "The Idea of Sustainability in European Union Energy Policy," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 14 - 20, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2014.020103.

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Konrad Prandecki (2014). The Idea of Sustainability in European Union Energy Policy. Environment and Ecology Research, 2(1), 14 - 20. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2014.020103.