The Sustainability of Renewable Energy in Europe

  • Simona Bigerna
  • Carlo Andrea Bollino
  • Silvia Micheli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Silvia Micheli
    Pages 1-30
  3. Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Silvia Micheli
    Pages 31-61
  4. Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Silvia Micheli
    Pages 63-85
  5. Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Silvia Micheli
    Pages 87-115
  6. Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Silvia Micheli
    Pages 117-136
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-137

About this book


·         Provides an overview of environmentally-driven energy policies at global, European and regional levels

·         Explains a new model for lowering management costs of achieving key environmental targets, with detailed comparative regional cost analyses

·         Considers the implications of broad energy policies on soil, water and biodiversity

This book demonstrates that the much-needed global shift in energy production and use must happen at a territorial level in order to be truly successful and sustainable. This book enables regional implementation efforts by connecting broad EU environmental policies with plans for action at the territorial level, analyzing efficient resource allocation and cost effectiveness to achieve national objectives. Each EU Member State is considered in depth, in order to identify the opportunities and challenges of this regional approach. The regional dimension of the authors’ analysis refers to the territorial level NUTS 1 (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) that, starting from the administrative borders of the EU countries, divides the territory into 97 regions on the basis of major socio-economic characteristics. Because the model of the EU "green economy" is characterized typically by top-down interventions that focus exclusively on the resource productivity and investment business, its practical implementation can be de-railed. This book provides the pivotal missing piece- the detailed territorial comparative analysis necessary to obtain an optimal energy mix of renewable energy sources (RES), energy conservation and energy efficiency characteristics of each specific local context.


EU Energy Policy EU RES Policy Energy Economics Energy Efficiency Energy Plans Energy Regulatory Frameworks Energy Strategy Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Incentives Renewable Energy Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Simona Bigerna
    • 1
  • Carlo Andrea Bollino
    • 2
  • Silvia Micheli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Economics and Business ScienceGuglielmo Marconi UniversityRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12342-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12343-1
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