Innovations in Energy – Factor for Increasing the Energy Efficiency
AbstractThe paper presents the problems of increasing end energy consumption, especially in industry and life, energy and carbon intensity of the economy, energy dependency, etc. It analyzes the innovations as an important factor for increasing the energy certainty, energy efficiency and competitiveness of the economy and its sustainable development. In this connection, the paper presents contemporary innovation solutions, like virtual gas-main, smart grid, supernetworks and supercables, cogeneration, distant reporting of consumed energy, renewable energy sources, including bio fuels, energy from roads, hybrid electric power stations, energy from ocean high and low tides, energy islands, concentrators for generating solar energy, etc. The contemporary innovation solutions are connected with the necessity of huge investments, which are big problem for Bulgaria. Nevertheless, the government policy should be widely open for innovations for improving the energy status of the country and increasing the green energy production. For this purpose all possible funds should be used completely.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Studies.
Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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