TY - CHAP A1 - António Cardoso Marques A2 - José Alberto Fuinhas A3 - Rui Flora ED1 - Hasan Arman ED2 - Ibrahim Yuksel Y1 - 2013-03-13 PY - 2013 T1 - On the Public Policies Supporting Renewables and Wind Power Overcapacity: Insights into the European Way Forward N2 - Renewable energy is defined as the energy which naturally occurs, covers a number of sources and technologies at different stages, and is theoretically inexhaustible. Renewable energy sources such as those who are generated from sun or wind are the most readily-available and possible solutions to address the challenge of growing energy demands in the world. Newer and environmentally friendly technologies are able to provide different social and environmental benefits such as employment and decent environment. Renewable energy technologies are crucial contributors to world energy security, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and provide opportunities for mitigating greenhouse gases. International public opinion indicates that there is strong support for a variety of methods for solving energy supply problems, one of which is utilizing renewable energy sources. In recent years, countries realized that that the renewable energy and its sector are key components for greener economies. BT - New Developments in Renewable Energy SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/52159 DO - 10.5772/52159 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-26 ER -