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JOCET 2016 Vol.4(4): 307-310 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2016.V4.302

Renewable Energy Support Mechanisms — Present Status

F. Martins, C. Felgueiras, and M. Smitková
Abstract—Renewable energy production is important to solve problems related to security of supply, economic competitiveness, reduction of the economic energy burden to citizens and environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions and pollution. Besides this the scenarios for the future foresee an increase in energy demand mainly due emerging economies and by this reason all the above mentioned issues will be crucial for EU Member States and many other countries around the world. Due to the inability of market to move to more sustainable energy systems, using a higher share of energy from renewable energy sources, it was necessary public action, creating RES support mechanisms in the majority of countries.

Index Terms—Energy, RES, support mechanisms.

F. Martins and C. Felgueiras are with the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), School of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Porto, Portugal (e-mail: {ffm, mcf}
M. Smitková is with the University in Bratislava, Slovakia (e-mail:


Cite:F. Martins, C. Felgueiras, and M. Smitková, "Renewable Energy Support Mechanisms — Present Status," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 307-310, 2016.

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