Authors: Mona Maria Ivănescu; Camelia Gheorghe
Addresses: Romanian-American University, 1B EXPOZITIEI Blvd., Sector 1, Code 01210, Bucharest, Romania ' Romanian-American University, 1B EXPOZITIEI Blvd., Sector 1, Code 01210, Bucharest, Romania
Abstract: In theory, green energy uses resources that already exist in wildlife, which do not require extraction or storage anywhere. These energies are also considered renewable because no matter how intensively they are exploited, they will probably never run out. During the last decade, energy policy and indirectly energy security have been among the European Union's priorities. Until 2013, the official reports considered Romania's chance of being a performer in the region to be a tangible objective. This paper will try to review and evaluate how green is the EU economy nowadays, and in particular, Romania's place on the EU green map.
Keywords: green energy; traditional energy; energy market; EU regulation; renewable energy; Romania; green economy; European Union; economics.
Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2016 Vol.10 No.1, pp.55 - 65
Received: 15 Sep 2015
Accepted: 13 Feb 2016
Published online: 01 Aug 2016 *