1. Systemic interventions to achieve a long-term energy transition toward sustainability / Georgeta Vidican Auktor -- 2. Energy and climate planning : the role of analytical tools and soft measures / Carmelina Cosmi, Monica Salvia, Filomena Pietrapertosa, and Senatro Di Leo -- 3. Energy innovation policy : fostering energy service companies / Andrey Kovalev and Liliana Proskuryakova -- 4. Competitiveness of distributed generation of heat, power, and cooling : system design and policy overview / Konstantinos C. Kavvadias -- 5. Are smart grids the Holy Grail of future grid mix? : economic, environmental, and regulatory opportunities for smart grid development in Northwestern Europe / Michele Moretti, Nele Witters, Steven Van Passel, and Sylvestre Njakou Djomo -- 6. Renewables optimization in energy-only markets / Patrcia Pereira da Silva and Nuno Carvalho Figueiredo -- 7. Optimal scheduling of a microgrid under uncertainty condition / Gabriella Ferruzzi and Giorgio Graditi -- 8. Cost-benefit analysis for energy policies / Jacopo Torriti -- 9. Benchmarking energy efficiency transitions in MENA countries / Tareq Emtairah and Nurzat Myrsalieva -- 10. Analysis of the European energy context : a snapshot of the natural gas sector / Vincenzo Bianco -- 11. The Spanish energy policy roller coaster within the European Union : a spotlight on renewables / Oana M. Driha, Julin Lpez-Milla, and Martn Sevilla-Jimnez.