energy policy Articles

  • Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia

    Slovenia set up its own energy efficiency policy in the Strategy of Energy Use and Supply of Slovenia, adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in early 1996. Energy efficiency policy in Slovenia is in harmony with the European Commission's policy concerning the promotion of energy efficiency. The new Energy Act, adopted in September 1999, defines energy efficiency as equally ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Some elements of energy conservation policy under the energy policy guidelines of Poland

    This paper discusses the energy conservation policy issues in the context of an overall state energy policy, including regulations which came into force under the new Energy Law provisions. As a result of the analysis performed, it was confirmed that in the period of market transformation in Poland, a key factor of energy efficiency improvement would be an appropriate energy pricing policy. At ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ukraine: energy and economic situation, energy conservation policy distinctions of energy consumption

    In the article, the main directions of state policy in the field of energy conservation are considered. An analysis of the energy and economic situation is carried out, the condition and directions of development of a fuel and energy complex in Ukraine are shown. The subject of energy conservation policy is determined, its priority directions chosen, the evaluation of energy consumption ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Realisation of the energy saving policy in the Czech Republic

    The article provides a survey on the principal tendencies during the implementation of the energy saving policy in the last decade in the CR, and the principal framework for improvement of the system for the implementation of the policy of energy saving and utilisation of renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic as provided by the Energy Management Act. The energy savings projects are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Policy support for renewable energy continues to grow and evolve

    Throughout much of the world, support policies for renewable energy technologies have increased dramatically over the last decade. Historically, policy design has evolved from supporting research and development in the 1970s and 1980s to today’s focus on technology deployment and market development. Starting in the mid-2000s, deployment-focused policies have been enacted at a rapid pace, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Policy and economic issues of electrical power and energy systems

    During the last quarter of the 20th century, many developments have served as catalysts for changes in the national energy policies of countries throughout the globe. These catalysts have affected the institutions and energy framework of virtually every country. In the majority of countries, the predominant electricity supply institution is the electric utility monopoly characterised by some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Capacity Building for Renewable Energy Promotion Policies and Measures

    Japan will undertake a training and information exchange program in cooperation with China and India to assist formulation of renewable energy promotion policies and measures in consideration of best-matched practices in both a national and local context. Training seminars are expected to be held once or twice a year, for a duration of one to two weeks, including site ...

  • Environmental policies and the trade of energy technologies in Europe

    Environmental regulation may represent a relevant mechanism through which technological change is induced. In this way, countries that are subject to more stringent environmental regulations may become net exporters of environmental technologies. This paper provides new evidence on the evolution of trade flows of specific environmental technologies for the energy sector, related to the production ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Federal stimulus: Pork or real energy policy?

    Two recent gestures by President Obama indicate that he is serious about clean energy and will pursue it differently than any of his predecessors. First, he made history in using his inaugural speech to promote renewable energy – something never done before by a US President, according to Department of Energy’s EERE News Network. Second, on February 5 Obama drilled down to the nitty-gritty of ...

  • Renewable energy technologies and climate change policies in India

    Fossil fuel use is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the primary cause of global climate change. India, with a large endowment of coal, has an energy system that is highly carbon intensive. Besides, large quantities of traditional biomass resources consumed for the energy needs of the vast rural population are exerting pressures on forests and village woodlots. Thus, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Photovoltaic Applications and Policy Initiatives

    Issue: The world photovoltaic (PV) market has grown significantly in recent years. Although this trend is expected to continue in the future, estimates cannot be given with any real certainty. Relevance: In this context the question that arises is the role that public and private funding plays in market development and how this funding should be used to ensure the best results. Although current ...


    By Atlantis Technologies LLC

  • Turkey's nuclear energy policy: towards a sustainable energy mix?

    To originate new sustainable development policies is a prerequisite for achieving a higher level of worldwide economic and social development. The efficiency of a sustainable development policy could, and should, be measured by a multi–dimensional analysis that comprises all social, economic and environmental factors. Acknowledging the requirement to have a sustainable energy mix, net energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy and energy-saving initiatives in Greece: policy and experience

    Energy policy is a key issue for economic and environmental policies. Indeed, energy is an indispensable element for economic development while, on the other hand, it causes severe environmental problems. In this context, a pressure for using renewable energy resources and for energy saving has emerged and expanded in recent years. As a result, energy policy is being reoriented under the new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 2006 environment policy review

    In 2006, the EU’s long term environment policy  framework was consolidated with adoption of its revised Sustainable Development Strategy and the REACH regulation.  It has solid popular support with 72 %1 of citizens in favour of more decision-making at EU level on environmental protection. Four main sets of issues broadly defined the year. The volatile oil and gas prices, fear of ...

  • 'Strong enterprise, weak government': energy policy making in China

    China lacks a cohesive energy plan, but in light of its rapidly increasing energy consumption and low energy efficiency, it desperately needs one. Many different actors influence energy policy, with varying degrees of impact, as the methods of policy formulation are extremely ambiguous and fluid. Chinese energy policy has been characterised by bureaucratic overlap and competition, while free ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New direction of energy policy in Hungary towards the new millennium

    Ten years ago, Hungary started to elaborate a new energy policy parallel with the restructuring the economy. The energy policy focused on the safety of the energy supply, the establishment of market conditions, environmental protection and improvement of energy efficiency. New regulations and institutional background also had to be created. The former state-owned energy companies have been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The influence of climate change considerations on energy policy: the case of Russia

    To those working on climate change, it is obvious that energy policy should be influenced by climate change considerations. The question that this paper seeks to answer is, to what extent do they influence policy and what contribution can a careful analysis of the costs and benefits of climate change options have on the formulation of that policy? We seek to understand this by looking in some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supporting wave and tidal energy in the UK - an analysis of UK Policy 2000-2009

    In order to stimulate UK based marine energy technology developers, the UK Government launched the Marine Renewables Proving Fund (MRPF) in 2009. This instrument was designed to bridge the gap between early-stage research funding and the recently-criticised Marine Renewables Deployment Fund (MRDF). This paper develops an analysis framework for policy instruments designed to support technology ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable energy policies as a source of competitive advantage in the UK service industry

    The UK service industry has the ability to reduce costs by introducing energy efficiency to its operations. Barriers exist which hinder the implementation of energy efficient practices, but the current actions including government initiatives and social pressure groups has created opportunity for companies to pursue sustainability in all its actions. Energy awareness represents a facet of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biogas as a tool to meet the objectives of the new energy policy in Poland

    Biogas market in Poland, its prospects and challenges Biogas Forum during the International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RENEXPO Poland 17 - 18.10.2012, Expocentre EXPO XXI in Warsaw In order to fulfil the EU obligations concerning reaching by Poland 15 % share of energy from renewable resources in the total energy ...


    By REECO GmbH

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