Creating a sustainable energy sector in the crisis conditions and building a European Green Deal


sustainable energy
social, environmental and economic dimension of energy sustainability
energy poverty
energy security
renewable energy sources

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Lorek, Elżbieta, and Agnieszka Lorek. 2023. “Creating a Sustainable Energy Sector in the Crisis Conditions and Building a European Green Deal”. Economics and Environment 86 (3): 114-31.


This article presents the concept of sustainable energy industry advancement. It also evaluates selected aspects of energy sector development in the context of current civilisation challenges, European Union policy and principles of sustainable energy generation. The primary objective of the paper is to answer the question of whether the development of the power industry in Poland and other EU countries is sustainable in selected social (the problem of energy poverty), economic (energy security issues) and environmental aspects (the development of energy based on renewable sources, including the subject of bioenergy). The research method applied in the article is based on the analysis of available literature resources, thematic reports, statistical data, and legal acts. The analysis of the problems selected for the article indicates that these issues still remain unresolved barriers to the implementation of sustainable development, and the currently escalating crisis phenomena (energy and economic crisis related to the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine) are not conducive to their effective and rapid elimination. Based on the above considerations, recommendations in relation to sustainability in the energy sector in Poland and the EU were deduced. 



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