Energy systems are rapidly transitioning towards decarbonization, thanks in part to innovative digital technologies and changing mobility demands. This open access book examines the decarbonization and digitalization transformation in the transport sector, with a particular focus on energy consumption. By studying historical trends and outlining future scenarios, the authors illustrate the evolution of energy consumption in the transport sector, compare alternative decarbonization strategies, and analyze digitalization trends and their effects on energy consumption. The book addresses a broad readership of both academics and professionals working in the energy and transport industries, as well as readers interested in the ongoing debate over energy, mobility and climate change.
Michel Noussan is a Senior Researcher at the Future Energy Program of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy. His current research activities focus on the effects of digital transformation on energy consumption in the transport sector. He has previously worked several years as a research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy, where he developed strong skills in energy systems analysis and simulation, focusing on combined heat and power, renewable energy sources and district heating.
Manfred Hafner is an Adjunct Professor of International Energy Economics and Geopolitics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe), Bologna, Italy, and at the SciencesPo Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), France. He is also the Coordinator of the Future Energy Programme of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy. In the course of his 30-year career, he has extensively consulted for governments, international organizations and the energy industry all over the world.
Simone Tagliapietra is an Adjunct Professor of Global Energy Fundamentals at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS Europe), Bologna, Italy. He is also a Senior Researcher at the Future Energy Programme of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy, and a Research Fellow at Bruegel, the European economic think-tank. He has published extensively on the international energy market and policy issues.
The Evolution of Transport Across World Regions.- Decarbonization Pathways.- Digitalization Trends.- Policies to Decarbonize the Transport Sector.