From Economic to Energy Transition. Three Decades of Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe


It is our great pleasure to let you know that edited volume "From Economic to Energy Transition. Three Decades of Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe” has been published online. In the book, edited by Matúš Mišík and Veronika Oravcová, you will also find a chapter on Slovenia written by Danijel Crnčec (University of Ljubljana, Centre for International Relations), Boris Sučić and Stane Merše (both Jožef Stefan Institute, Energy Efficiency Centre).

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.

The chapter on Slovenia (Slovenia: Drivers and Challenges of Energy Transition to Climate Neutrality) analyses the main drivers and challenges of energy transition of Slovenia as a relatively small state with a relatively small and specific energy system towards its aim of climate neutrality by 2050. The analysis is based on a multi-level perspective. On one it hand recognises the existence of challenges and relevant circumstances, inter alia transport, environmental restrictions, and spatial planning, on all three levels, i.e. (energy) regime, landscape, and niche, which have to be taken into account to develop an optimal strategy for Slovenia’s energy transition to climate neutrality. On the other hand, it also reveals that Slovenia demonstrates important innovation leadership in certain fields, such as integration of renewable energy sources and advanced consumers, which should together with further enhancing of energy efficiency policy, pave the way for the country’s transition to climate neutrality.

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