The EU sustainable energy policy indicators framework

Dalia Streimikiene, Gintautas Šivickas

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The article deals with indicators framework to monitor implementation of the main EU (European Union) directives and other policy documents targeting sustainable energy development. The main EU directives which have impact on sustainable energy development are directives promoting energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources, directives implementing greenhouse gas mitigation and atmospheric pollution reduction policies and other policy documents and strategies targeting energy sector. Promotion of use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency improvements are among priorities of EU energy policy because the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency improvements has positive impact on energy security and climate change mitigation. The framework of indicators can be developed to establish the main targets set by EU energy and environmental policies allowing to connect indicators via chain of mutual impacts and to define policies and measures necessary to achieve established targets based on assessment of their impact on the targeted indicators representing sustainable energy development aims. The article discusses the application of indicators framework for EU sustainable energy policy analysis and presents the case study of this policy tool application for Baltic States. The article also discusses the use of biomass in Baltic States and future considerations in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227-1240
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironment International
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Sustainable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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