THERMAL SCIENCE

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INFLUENCE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ON CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN SERBIA

ABSTRACT
Global discussion on climate change and strengthening environmental protection has been launched, especially in the last three decades. As climate change is a result of greenhouse gas emissions, different mechanisms were introduced in order to reduce this impact, surely the most significant was set by the Kyoto Protocol. The Republic of Serbia considers a proper policy on environmental protection as one of its priorities. As the switch from traditional to renewable energy sources carries valuable improvements in environmental protection and economic efficacy, the Government encourages the use of renewable energy sources for the production of energy. This paper provides analysis of the potential of renewable energy sources in the Republic of Serbia, carbon potential and their possible role in mitigation of climate changes. Results presented in the paper can be useful for the improvement of the strategic planning on the national level with the final aim to contribute to the increase in importance of use of renewable energy sources in that planning.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-02-21
PAPER REVISED: 2014-04-08
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-04-14
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-05-04
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI130221047B
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2015, VOLUME 19, ISSUE 2, PAGES [411 - 424]
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