Energy efficiency strategies to improve productivity and competitiveness of the EU


A. Martínez, S. Valero, C. Senabre and E. Velasco




Energy harmonization of the electricity market, infrastructure and decision-making in energy policy are a complex problem given the great technical contrasts, geopolitical diversity and different
economic situations in the EU countries. Although the European authorities are taking steps, it will take a long time before an interconnected and harmonized electricity market in Europe is reached. The major challenges to face in the electricity sector in the EU are issues such as: the development of energy storage, as well as the intelligent network management, or demand-side participation by end-users in real time. The persistent dependence of fossil fuels on the electric mix remains a reality that dampens CO2 emissions and limits the use of clean technologies.
At the same time, it is necessary to obtain a reliable data structure to obtain the reliable information with which to make decisions. Moreover, to analyze the information conecting different dimensions such as: energy sustainability, protection of the atmosphere, water and territory management. The present paper analyzes the appropriate variables for energy policy decision making, while alizing the behavior of several EU countries.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 911-916 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 514-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.514 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

A. Martínez, S. Valero, C. Senabre and E. Velasco
Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. E.T.S.I.I., Miguel Hernandez University. Elche, Alicante (Spain)

Key word

Energy, competitiveness, electricity, productivity, efficiency.


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