Title: Trends and challenges in the energy sector of Romania in the post-accession to the European Union

Authors: Diana-Mihaela Pociovalisteanu, Eleftherios Thalassinos, Aurelian Tirca, Walter Leal Filho

Addresses: Economics Faculty, Constantin Brancusi University, B-dul Republicii, No. 1, 210112, Tg-Jiu, Gorj, Romania. ' Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Karaoli and Dimitriou 40185-34 Piraeus, Greece. ' Faculty of Engineering, Constantin Brancusi University, B-dul Republicii, No. 1, 210112, Tg-Jiu, Gorj, Romania. ' Faculty of Life Sciences, Research and Transfer Centre ''Applications of Life Sciences'', Lohbrugger Kirschstrasse 65, D-21033 Hamburg, Germany

Abstract: This paper is aimed at presenting some trends and developments with respect to renewable energy sources in the EU and how these sources can be used in the Romanian economy. It outlines the need of considerable reduction of emissions of greenhouse gasses, transforming the Romanian economy into a region with low emissions of CO2 and at the same time into an efficient country in terms of energy consumption.

Keywords: energy policies; climate change; renewable energy sources; Romania; EU post-accession; European Union; greenhouse gasses; GHG emissions; global warming; carbon emissions; CO2 emissions; energy consumption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETM.2010.029957

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.12 No.1, pp.3 - 15

Available online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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