Title: Renewable energy and energy-saving initiatives in Greece: policy and experience

Authors: Kostas Bithas, Maria Banti

Addresses: Dept. of Economics and Regional Development, Panteion University, Athens, Greece. ' Athens Unversity of Economy and Business, Athens, Greece ' '

Abstract: Energy policy is a key issue for economic and environmental policies. Indeed, energy is an indispensable element for economic development while, on the other hand, it causes severe environmental problems. In this context, a pressure for using renewable energy resources and for energy saving has emerged and expanded in recent years. As a result, energy policy is being reoriented under the new conditions. This paper examines this reorientation and its results in Greece where the bioclimatic conditions are in favour of renewable energy resources and energy-saving projects.

Keywords: energy economics; energy resources; Greek energy resources; renewable energy; sustainable energy use; Greece.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2002.003738

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2002 Vol.18 No.6, pp.549 - 557

Available online: 22 Dec 2003 *

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