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This paper provide a qualitative analysis of existing metrics that directly or indirectly quantify energy justice. The main objective of the paper was to determine shortcomings and to suggest improvements in order to enhance existing metrics and create conditions for defining of new energy indicators. The emphasis was placed on the analysis of the energy transition readiness. Therefore, elements of the energy trilemma of the observed countries were defined using known parameters related to the transition processes. The use of known economic, political, energy, environmental, and other indicators provided the universality of the suggested metric and reduced the impact of subjectivity. Proposed improve¬ments for the metric of energy justice and the defining of new energy indicators served as a help tool for decision-makers in the energy sector. Political solutions should strive to a balancing of the energy trilemma, which was the main precon¬dition for achieving the goals of sustainable development and a just transition. The main results of this paper are the possibility of universal application of metric for the quantification of energy justice and a new composite indicator that indicated the level of energy transition fairness.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2022, VOLUME 26, ISSUE Issue 3, PAGES [2225 - 2237]
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