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Renewable Energy in Macedonia – Focus on ‘Green’ Electricity Production
Renewable Energy in Macedonia – Focus on ‘Green’ Electricity Production

Author(s): Nataša Hroneska
Subject(s): National Economy, Energy and Environmental Studies, Environmental and Energy policy, Economic development, Environmental interactions, EU-Legislation
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; renewable energy; green energy; green electricity production; sustainable development; International Energy Agency; EU energy policy; EU legislation; CO2 reduction;
Summary/Abstract: In future, beside the level of energy consumption as a parameter for the economic growth of a country, the capacity and capability for introducing renewable energies will become an important criterion for the level of the sustainable development of the countries. At the end of September 2008 the International Energy Agency (IEA) has called for a major boost in renewable energy use, estimating that until the middle of the century nearly 50 percent of global electricity supplies will have to come from renewable energy sources. These ambitious objectives require government action for unprecedented political commitment and effective policy design and implementation. As a part of the overall EU energy policy for energy mix achieving the objectives of security of supply, competitiveness and sustainable development, in the last decade the countries of the European Union have strategically moved towards promotion of energy production from renewable energy sources. The major achievement in the area of renewable energies has been the introducement of the renewable energy sources for electricity production in EU. Starting with the White Paper on Renewable Energy almost a decade ago, the member states have set binding targets for renewable energy. This policy mechanism has allowed for an increased market penetration of electricity produced from renewable energy sources and since then the promotion of electricity produced from RES is a high Community priority, ambitiously targeting the 22 percent of electricity produced from renewables until 2010.

  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: English