Energy in the Context of Sustainable Development

  • Tatsiana Zoryna BSEU, IPE of NAS of Belarus
  • Alexander A. Mikhalevich Institute of Power Engineering of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus.
Keywords: energy, sustainable development concept, index of sustainable energy development


The paper is concerned with the theoretical and methodological framework of the sustainable energy development and presents a notion of the sustainable energy development for a region. The methodology for a comprehensive assessment of the sustainable energy development is considered, and criteria for the sustainable energy development evaluation are identified. These criteria include the availability of resources, directions of social and economic development, demand for energy resources, and energy security. Based on this methodology a complex index is developed for estimation of the sustainable energy development, and for energy monitoring of the objects by an additive aggregation method. Based on the proposed index, the level of sustainable energy development of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries for 2016 was  analyzed.