Wide Scale Penetration Of Renewable Electricity In The Greek Energy System In View Of The European Decarbonization Targets For 2050

761 words - 4 pages

During the last twenty years there has been a steady increase of energy consumption in Greece, due to economic development and subsequent behavioral changes. High consumption of electricity resulted in corresponding increase of conventional fuels consumption. In particular indigenous lignite was the strategic choice of Greece for electricity production even before the seventies oil crisis. Furthermore crude oil and oil products imported for consumption in transport and heating, together with smaller amounts of natural gas which was recently introduced, have resulted in high imports dependency reaching 71% of gross inland consumption. Efforts to adopt common European policies regarding mitigation of GHG emissions have led to a gradual increase of RES deployment and improvement of energy efficiency. Increase in fuel prices after 2008 and the economic recession have slowed down energy consumption in almost all final sectors (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Final energy consumption by sector
In 2009, the European Union (EU) has agreed (Directives 2009/28/EC and 2009/29/EC) union wide energy and emissions targets for 2020, namely 20% reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions compared to 1990 levels, production of 20% of gross final energy consumption from renewable energy sources (RES) and 20% energy efficiency (formalized by Directive 2012/27/EC). These targets were transposed to individual targets for each Member State (MS); for Greece these were set at 4% reduction of GHG emissions in sectors outside the Emissions Trading System (ETS) compared with 2005 levels and at 18% penetration of RES in gross final consumption. The Greek government by Law 3851//2010 has adopted a more ambitious target of 20% renewable energy penetration by 2020, in conjunction with secondary renewable targets of 40% in electrical power generation, 20% in thermal energy and 10% in transport. As regards energy efficiency, Greece has already put forward an Energy Efficiency Action Plan, which aims at 9% reduction in final energy consumption by year 2016 according to Directive 2006/32/EC, and has, furthermore, notified EC of the national indicative energy efficiency target for 2020, under the new Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).
In view of the repeated calls for an 80-95% GHG reduction in developed countries by 2050, so as not to exceed the 2oC threshold agreed by all nations in 2012 in Doha, the European Commission (EC) has proposed an,...

Find Another Essay On Wide scale penetration of Renewable Electricity in the Greek Energy System in view of the European decarbonization targets for 2050

A comparison of two types of renewable energies in China: hydro energy and biomass energy, in order to determine the most suitable for China’s future

1860 words - 7 pages renewable energy sources, which could be generated by transforming energy stored by water, when it is dropping through a vertical distance, to useful energy (Yüksel 2009, 379). The hydropower electricity generation plays a very significant role in China’s energy sustainability. According to Yüksel (2009, 383) approximately 17 per cent of China’s energy producing comes from water sources. Hydro energy supplies China’s energy reserves with 250 TWh

Renewable Energy: The Way of the Future

1649 words - 7 pages materials combined with it. When the sun light hits the silicon, the heat causes the electrons in the material to start moving freely. Then an electric field causes these electrons to move in a form of a current. By conducting that current we can siphon the electricity off into batteries, and store the energy made. There several advantages and disadvantages to this form of renewable energy. Let’s start with the advantages. The first is that no

Siemens in the Brazilian Renewable Energy Market:

1001 words - 5 pages plans to take in the Brazilian renewable energy market. As well as, it will be shown the actions that Siemens is taking to deal with the Brazilian regulators policies and the market entry barriers to the Brazilian market. Siemens Strategy: When considering the strategy of Siemens Corporation "One Siemens-To be a pioneer", it clear to see that the main part of the strategy is subject to the company performance in developing economies. One of the

The Benefits of Renewable Energy Resources

2469 words - 10 pages technology the more accessible it will be to all households, helping reduce our dependencies on other bad environmental energy forms like fossil fuel. Greenough River Solar Farm a power station company in Australia states that using the advantage of solar photovoltaic panels to convert sunlight into usable electricity will do good for the United States and won’t run out. Solar energy is a renewable source of never ending power increasing both

Exploring the Possibilities of Renewable Energy

3668 words - 15 pages , those places are not widespread. Today, wind farms in California produce a moderate chunk of the state's electricity. The energy produced by these generators results from winds coming onshore from the Pacific Ocean. To provide energy on a massive scale, it is just not possible to find places for windmills that would be practical energy providers (McGown & Bockris, 1980, p. 174-5). As with any other source of energy, if the costs of

Motives of the Renewable Energy Policies in Resource Rich and Non-Democratic Countries

1625 words - 7 pages significantly higher than conventional sources. Their findings are striking in terms of showing how the economic motives are not on front as in European countries. Mezher et al. (2012) mentioned the sharp increase of energy demand in the UAE which caused by population and economic growth. They defined two key factors for the need of establishing a renewable energy sector in the UAE: first having one of the highest carbon footprint in the world

The Increasing Benefits of Renewable Energy

854 words - 4 pages volatility in oil and gas prices, the pace and scale of action on climate change, the extent of technology breakthroughs, and federal and state government renewable energy policies and incentives (U.S. Department of Energy). However, public policy and future energy prices are likely to be the major determinants of future market share for renewable energy. If we fail to invest in renewable energy, the United States runs the risk of

The New Source of Renewable Energy

2239 words - 9 pages energy in the world. But the world mainly consume on non-renewable energy. The energy commonly uses to generate electricity or run vehicle. As stated in BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2013, the world’s energy consume from renewable energy source is only 8.6%. But now many developed country in the world have set their vision to make green world. The vision make the country try to change the power generation by using oil or nuclear to greener

The Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy

840 words - 3 pages look at all the environmental impacts of dams, etc., they seem to be a lot less devastating than those effects due to the use of coal and oil for producing energy. Some of the environmental impacts include major flooding due to the gigantic reservoirs that are formed by dams, which in turn makes certain areas of useful land worthless (Baird). Another impact is that the flow and quality of the water may be affected in ways that the dissolved oxygen

Multi-scale Analysis of Albedo Modification Potential in European Cities

2904 words - 12 pages a representative set of European cities relying on instantaneous radiative forcing (IRF), urban cooling and the consequent effect on mortality, ozone formation and energy use. The results show that the increases in albedo in compact cities can have a relevant cooling potential and reduce mortality, providing a crucial incentive for local governments to engage in corresponding policies. But effects vary with urban form. Sprawling cities may have

account for the methods of electricity generation used in the UK and consider possible future developments

1349 words - 6 pages order of the first three paragraphs will be based on the consumption of the methods starting from the highest percentage to the lowest. The fourth paragraph will explain the usage of renewable energy in the UK and the last three paragraphs will be ordered in terms of consumption and their suitability for future. Coal has been used to generate electricity for many years in the UK and there are various reasons of using coal or not. Two main

Similar Essays

Stand Alone Renewable Hybrid Energy System

876 words - 4 pages maintained at the rated value by means of excitation control. The governor control mechanism of diesel engine controls the frequency. Normally the generator used along with wind energy is an induction generator (IG) or a PMSG. For night operation of a hybrid system a DFIG is used. Squirrel cage induction generators (SCIG) with self-excitation which work in the generating mode only at super-synchronous rotor speed is used for small ratings. For

The Importance Of Developing Renewable Energy In Europe

2000 words - 8 pages In recent years, Europe has been faced with the problem of continuous urbanization and excessive energy consumption, closing in on exhaustion of available energy resources. In view of this, the notions of sustainability and resilience have become paramount in resource management and policy-making. Within such a context, renewable energies play a key role in the global energy pool. Amongst these, wind energy production accounts for almost half

To What Extent Was The Policy Of Deregulation In The Energy Market Responsible For The California Electricity Crisis?

3761 words - 15 pages electricity crisis. This crisis was directly related to the 'deregulation' of the Californian energy market in 1998. During this crises there were several 'rolling blackouts' and very high prices for electricity.While in Economics class we were shown a documentary film called Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room, this film investigates the bankruptcy of Enron Corporation and its participation in the California crisis. I was immediately

Renewable Energy: The Future Of Energy

1052 words - 4 pages and can only yield profit after a considerable time.Setting up the equipments needed for generating electricity is relatively expensive. A lot of lands are needed in order to set up the machines, and this will be a problem to get the land for use. Moreover, it is not reliable because renewable energy is dependent on weather conditions at the time and the place of use.Wind turbines need wind to turn the blades, solar collectors need the sun in
Villain (2018) Bengali Full Movie 720p HDRip 1.4GB x264 *Audio Clean* | Beyond the Woods | Jordan Fielding