Energy issues have always been important in both internal and external relations. Energy is also present in the media almost every day and is becoming essential to politicians, diplomats or journalists. These days, however, the energy sector is undergoing major transformations. Today, professionals that are working in the energy sector need a better vision, by studying its different activities, in order to understand its interconnections with the economy, society and environment. For these reasons, global trends on the energy markets and policies are critical, in their mutually influencing dynamics, while considering the most pressing issue of our times – global warming.
A focus on energy consumption and production or available scenarios for the upcoming decades need to be addressed during the course. Moreover, the risks and opportunities of the nuclear industry and the challenges and perspectives of the renewable energy sources, in the context of EU energy policies, are crucial to be discussed, considering the attention that the energy transition has nowadays. In the process, digitalization, smart technologies, energy efficiency and emerging products and services, will also be considered, while debating on the sustainability and affordability of the energy system.