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Electricity generation from renewable energy sources in Poland


  • Paska, Józef
  • Surma, Tomasz


For the European Union's Member States 2001/77/EC Directive on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market determined targets for 2010 of 21% share of electricity from renewable energy sources in total electricity consumption. Particular Member States adopted different measures for development of renewable and in consequence they achieved different results. Poland, being Member State of the EU since 2004 has accepted target of 7.5% for electricity generated from renewable energy sources until 2010. Currently, in this decade, new 2009/28/EC Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources plays significant role in development of renewable energy sources. Directive set new target for 2020. Nowadays is a time for summary and assessment of results fulfilling Directives and monitor progress of new targets. Article presents measures implemented for renewable source energy development, also current state and perspectives of using of renewable energy sources in Poland and in the EU.

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  • Paska, Józef & Surma, Tomasz, 2014. "Electricity generation from renewable energy sources in Poland," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 286-294.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:71:y:2014:i:c:p:286-294
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.05.011

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    1. Paska, J. & Salek, M. & Surma, T., 2009. "Current status and perspectives of renewable energy sources in Poland," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 142-154, January.
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