An overarching narrative is that optimizing the energy system simultaneously across different objectives may be impossible, i.e., lowest cost, least environmental impact, minimal downtime, regional supply. This book explores these charged topics through insights from a series of novel, new energy project case studies, and demonstrates the need for difficult political conversations within Europe and beyond by posing fundamental yet new questions about the energy security paradigm.
- Offers a unique perspective on low-carbon energy security by considering the assumptions behind current energy security needs- Suggests the benefit of envisioning energy security through out-of-the-box scenario development with respect to the energy system- Includes energy in an international scenario with case studies from Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Morroco, China, South America, and Europe- Draws on the European Commission's funded project MILESECURE-2050
Introduction: The prevailing energy security paradigm
Climate Change and Energy Security Objectives
Energy Security in a Geopolitical Perspective
Reshaping equilibria: renewable energy mega-projects and distributed generation
Discussion and Conclusions
Lombardi is an established figure in the field of Evaluating Sustainable Urban Development (SD). She has coordinated or served as lead partner in several Pan-European Projects on urban sustainability. She is currently coordinating the MILESECURE-2050 EU SSH project (2013-2016), "Transition to Low-carbon Energy Security.
Research interest focus on the transformation of the transport and energy sector as an economist, covering issues such as smart grids and electric mobility as well as consumer behaviour