renewable energy Articles

  • Renewable energy in Armenia

    Armenia does not have any fossil fuel or coal reserves; therefore, it is entirely dependent on the imported fuel for transportation, electricity generation, and heat production. Armenian Government has plans to develop renewable energy resources. Renewable energy may not be the major source of energy development in Armenia but it should be an important component of it. A renewable energy road ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The use of renewable energy resources in Greece

    Energy policy is a key issue for economic and environmental policies nowadays. Indeed, energy is an indispensable element for economic development while, on the other hand, it causes severe environmental problems. In this context, a force for utilising renewable energy resources and for energy saving has emerged and been expanded in the last years. As a result, the energy policy is reoriented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental experts: is a trip to Europe in your future?

    The paper describes European Union renewable energy targets and their projected impact on European Union accession countries. It identifies possible opportunities for environmental technologies firms, and suggests a basic strategy for introducing renewable energies technologies to EU accession countries.Keywords: renewable energy, environmental technology, Central Europe, Czech Republic, European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Europe doubles the share of renewable energy in a decade

    In response to EU target requiring a share of 20% renewables by 2020, renewable energy in Europe has almost doubled in a decade. The share of renewable energy in the EU has almost doubled over the past decade, from 5.4% to 9% between 1999 and 2009, while the proportion of energy provided by oil, solid fuel and nuclear all fell over the same period. These were the findings released this month ...


    By Vital Energi

  • 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

  • Overcoming financial barriers to wider use of renewable energy technology in Africa

    Future energy demand in Africa will rise dramatically due to development desires and increased industrial needs. Coping with this demand will pose a serious challenge because of the economic and environmental constraints of the continent. Exploiting its vast renewable energy sources for this purpose will assist greatly, but financial and other barriers to the rapid growth of associated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development by synergising renewable energy with social services

    This paper explains the idea of a synergism between cutting–edge renewable energy technologies and social services. This is designed to create 'free' services for the public. These 'free' services could occur if 'intensive' renewable energy generation technologies permitted the physical structures housing social services to sell megawatts of electricity. This would act as the income necessary to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy potential of developing countries: the drivers towards a green economy (a case study from Uzbekistan)

    Many countries have realised the importance of a transition to a green economy and have formulated precise scenarios, although the main emphasis relies on the application of renewable energy technologies. Considering the contemporary economic prosperity of developing countries, there is a great demand to enhance the infrastructure of investment for renewable energy as developed nations have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable Energy Credits: A Success in Texas

    Renewable energy is booming in Texas as a result of recent legislation and an innovative system of credit trading. Mike Sloan explains how the system has evolved and considers where it might lead in ...

  • Analysis of regulatory barriers to renewable energy uptake in partnership developing countries

    One of the key barriers identified in relation to the increased uptake of renewable energy is the lack of mature markets and favorable policy, regulatory and legal frameworks to encourage the development of, and investment in, renewable energy. The purpose of the project is to provide an overview of the regulatory and policy situation in China, India, and Korea in relation to renewable energy ...

  • Available renewable energies

    The depletion in fossil fuels so the future depends on the renewable energy resources, the demand in alternative energy also increases considerably due to this.Renewable energies are the energies which are available unlimited, renew again within limited time or grow repeatedly. The available renewable energies in the world are ...


    By Aumkiipure

  • INFORSE-Europe opinion on renewable energy support in the EU

    The EU countries have agreed to work for the target that 20% of Europe’s total energy use shouldcome from renewable energy by 2020. If implemented, this will stimulate evolution of the wholeenergy sector towards more sustainable solutions.It is essential for the success of this that the support mechanisms for renewable energy areeffective and that they lead to development of renewable energy in ...

  • Renewable energy certificates

    What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certifi cates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certifi cates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet voluntary renewable energy targets as well as to meet compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. A REC is a certifi cate that indicates the generation of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity from ...

  • Renewable energy development and utilisation in China: opportunities and challenges

    China is the largest developing country and the second largest energy-consuming and CO2-emitting country in the world. China has already regarded renewable energy development and utilisation as a critical element of their sustainable energy strategy. In this context, China's renewable energy development and utilisation will have important implications for the world energy market development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy and electricity generation: the Australian experience 1990–2004

    The debate as to the degree to which renewable energy may emerge as a viable alternative for fossil fuel electricity generation is a topic of current economic and environmental interest. This paper examines the Australian experience of the promotion of renewable energy as an alternative energy source for the generation of electricity from the 1990s to the present. It traces both the motivation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A regional coordination framework for renewable energy policy in the European Union

    In order to have a transparent market for renewable electricity in the European Union (EU), it is necessary to track the flow of renewable electricity. With this in mind, the European Commission introduced a concept called 'Guarantee of Origin' in Directive 2001/77/EC. However, the principle of subsidiarity – that policy is made by the lowest competent authority – turned out to be in conflict ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay

    Did you know the first high-power solar cell was developed in 1954? Or that since the late 2000s renewable energy has accounted for over half of new power generating capacity in Europe? How about that in the United States in 2013, 13 percent of electricity generation came from renewables — a 12 percent increase over the previous year? ...


    By Ensia

  • The all-electric house: past and future

    It is possible today, to construct a house of comparable cost to a conventional one that will gain all of its energy from renewable energy sources. However, there are very few examples of such houses. This paper argues that the slow take up of these ideas has a parallel with the development and spread of electricity in the UK at the start of the 20th century. It also suggests actions that should ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green ergonomics and green economics: the effect of feed–in tariff schemes on user behaviours and attitudes towards energy consumption

    On 1 April 2010 the UK government introduced 'feed–in tariff' (FIT) legislation to provide incentives for small–scale renewable energy generation, particularly by residential home–owners. This paper investigates the existing knowledge base to consider if living in a property with on–site renewable energy generation may affect user attitudes and behaviours. This knowledge is interpreted from an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Financial incentives to promote renewable energy systems in European electricity markets: a survey

    Renewable energy systems may contribute to sustainable development. Therefore, one of the challenges for energy policy is to ensure that renewable energy options have a fair opportunity to compete with other supply resources. This paper presents a survey on promotion mechanisms to enhance the market penetration of renewable energies in European electricity markets. Strategies include rebates and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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