Energy, Climate and the Environment

From Economic to Energy Transition

Three Decades of Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe

Editors: Misik, Matus, Oravcová, Veronika (Eds.)

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  • Illuminates energy transition issues faced by CEE countries 
  • Explores the political and economic reasons behind the varying energy policies across Central and Eastern Europe
  • Provides globally applicable insight into the potential challenges of transitioning into a carbon-neutral economy 
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This book examines energy transition issues within the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. The European Union is aiming for an almost complete decarbonization of its energy sector by 2050. However, the path towards a carbon-free economy is full of challenges that must be solved by individual EU members. Across 18 chapters, leading researchers explore challenges related to energy transition and analyse individual EU members from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the region as a whole. To further explore this complex issue, the volume also includes several countries from South East Europe in its analysis. As perspective members, these countries will be important contributors to the EU’s mid- and long-term climate and energy goals. The focus on a variety of issues connected to energy transition and systematic analyses of the different CEE countries make it an ideal reference for anyone with a general interest in the region or European energy transition. It will also be a useful resource for students looking for an accessible overview of the field.


About the authors

Matúš Mišík is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Comenius University in Bratislava. His main research interests include energy security in the EU and the role of perception within EU decision-making mechanisms. He is the author of External Energy Security in the European Union (2019) and has published articles in major energy policy journals.

 Veronika Oravcová is Research Assistant at the Department of Political Science at Comenius University in Bratislava and Research Fellow at the Slovak Foreign Policy Association. Her research interests are centered on energy transition and energy security in Central and Eastern Europe. 



Reviews

Countries of Central and Eastern Europe tend to be lumped together due to their post-Communist legacy rather than any objective geographical or political features. Whereas comparative analyses of policy in Europe often contain a case study of the ‘CEE’ as merely one chapter, on par with Denmark, Ireland or Luxembourg, this excellent volume opens the black box of ‘the New EU’ with an eye on nuance and diversity. Thirty years since the regime change is the perfect time to take stock, and a thorough analysis of the dynamics of energy transition in the region is of the highest policy relevance for the EUʼs decarbonisation ambitions. Written by experts, analysts, and practitioners, this coherent and timely collection will be a key reference for years to come.

  —Kacper Szulecki, University of Oslo, Norway

 

The book is unique in several ways. Above all, it offers the most comprehensive and in-depth look at issues of energy transition in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe currently available in academic literature. Prominent experts mostly from the region analyse the specifics of their countriesʼ energy policies. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand the approaches of the CEE countries to the ambitious goals of the EUʼs climate and energy policy, including why they are a little different than those of the ‘oldʼ member states.

  —Alexander Duleba, Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Slovakia

This timely book demystifies the widely held assumption of a uniform approach towards energy transition in Central and Eastern Europe. The topic is carefully unpacked through an in-depth and historically sensitive analysis of virtually all countries of the region and from a rare combination of disciplinary perspectives. This volume is therefore a must-read for anyone interested in the politics of energy transition in this part of the world and beyond. 

  —Anna Herranz-Surrallés, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction: Central and Eastern European Perspectives on Energy Transition

    Pages 1-25

    Mišík, Matúš (et al.)

  • From Economic Transformation to Energy Transition: The Legacy of Thirty Years of Post-Communist Development

    Pages 29-61

    Gál, Zsolt

  • The CEE Energy Transition: Recurring Fifty-Year-Old Dynamics?

    Pages 63-96

    Szabo, John (et al.)

  • Tunnel with No Light: Entrapment and ‘Exit’ of V4 Countries’ Energy Transition

    Pages 97-122

    Hou, Pengfei

  • Public Attitudes to Sustainable Energy Transitions in the Visegrad Four: Historical Legacy and Emerging Trends

    Pages 123-152

    Surwillo, Izabela (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Economic to Energy Transition
Book Subtitle
Three Decades of Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe
Editors
  • Matus Misik
  • Veronika Oravcová
Series Title
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55085-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55085-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55084-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 607
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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