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The progress of RES environment in the most recent member states of the EU


  • Patlitzianas, Konstantinos
  • Karagounis, Konstantinos


The most recent EU member states seem to have important Renewable Energy Sources (RES) potential. However, they have serious structural difficulties in development and integration of RES policies. Indeed, the balanced development of RES between the member states is urgent today. The penetration of the RES in these member states is related to the existence of an appropriate environment (political, economical, social, and technological). The current paper is based on an analytical review and specific PEST analysis aiming to assess the current RES environment and the progress so far in each of these most recent EU members.

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  • Patlitzianas, Konstantinos & Karagounis, Konstantinos, 2011. "The progress of RES environment in the most recent member states of the EU," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 429-436.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:36:y:2011:i:2:p:429-436
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2010.08.032

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