Energy is fundamental for the well-being of societies, yet it is the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions that change the global climate. The Paris agreement on climate stabilization, the European Green Deal, and the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations have created a very strong impetus towards clean energy systems, so that the supply and use of energy across the entire economy produces no greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The Green Energy Transition is fraught with serious challenges. The Energy Planning and Analysis Group (EPA) of the Energy Department develops methods, computational tools and decision-making processes that are suited to the needs of decision makers in Cyprus, Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region. For this purpose, it employs and cooperates with engineers, economists, and natural scientists to analyse the diverse technological, economic, and social aspects of the Transition.