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Facing the Energy Transition: An Introduction

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To reconcile sustainable economic growth and climate change mitigation, it is necessary to re-think the current energy model. The commitments of the Paris ClimateAgreement and the Sustainable Development Goals will not be achieved unlessenergy systems around the world are fundamentally transformed. The energy architecture of the future requires an appropriate framework to cope with differentstrategies of how this transformation might be approached. The special issue aimsto shed light on the role of markets and networks for the energy transition andanalyses the appropriate economic, regulatory and policy framework to enablehighly integrated, flexible, clean, and efficient energy systems. It is related to the VIInternational Academic Symposium �Facing the Energy Transition: Markets andNetworks� organized in February 2018 by the Chair of Energy Sustainability atthe University of Barcelona
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Keywords: Integrated Energy Systems, Energy Market Design, Energy R&D, Renewable Energy Support

DOI: 10.5547/2160-5890.8.2.etru

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Published in Volume 8, Number 2 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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