THE ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN FUTURE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
Keywords:electricity supply industry, European electricity market, greenhouse gases, Kyoto Protocol, renewable electricity generation, renewable technologies, wind energy
This article deals with the role of renewable energy sources in the electricity supply industry. The original reason for their introduction and development was to help offset the rise in the production of greenhouse gases due to electricity generation from fossil fuels. The EU represents the best example of federally delegated policy and regulation interpreted differently by national regulators and governments. The laws in the area of energy and the environment enacted by the Republic of Croatia have been approximated to the European legislation in order for the Republic of Croatia to be integrated in the internal European electricity market and EU.