Received: 2017-01-10  |  Accepted: 2017-07-04

Title

Energy security and economic development: renewables and the integration of energy systems


Abstract

Our paper is dealing with the issues of energy security and economic development. Our focus is on the changes and challenges that are posed in front of the many countries with regard to the threat of the shortages of energy sources and the depletion of the existing carbon sources. Economic, social and demographic changes in the world call for the novel solutions that would include innovative ways how to secure the smooth and undisrupted flow of energy for maintaining the daily lives of the citizens. We are particularly interested in showing how the integration of energy systems or the coordination between neighboring energy systems might contribute to the sustainable development and operation of the energy sector. The paper uses an example of hydro energy storage in order to show the shortcomings of the battery energy storage and the ways how it can be solved. Our results and findings show that renewable energy sources might become a viable solution to the problems specified above. Well-balanced and well-placed usage of renewables might cushion the shortcomings of the traditional energy systems and prevent major shocks to the energy security through the world and in the European Union countries.


Keywords

energy, energy security, economic growth, renewable energy sources, European Union (EU)


JEL classifications

L90 , Q20 , Q30 , Q43


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/257


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2017.7.1(11)

Authors

Melas, Vladimír
University of St. Cyril and Methodius
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Lisin, Evgeny
National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
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Tvaronavičienė, Manuela
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
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Peresadko, Galina
Sumy State University
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Radwański, Ryszard
War Studies University
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2017


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

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