Economic Themes (2008) 46 (4) 3, 27-40


Biljana Rakić, Stanka Djurić

Abstract: Energy policy has a new responsibility to manage the environmental impact of its activities and in the way to support national and international environmental policy. Energy is going to become the dominant factor of business risk. Energy management is needed in order to change a way of getting and distribution of energy. Control of climate changes and their unwanted consequences is imperative in the future of the global energy management. Environmental acceptability is one of the most important criteria in evaluation of applicability for new technologies and investments; current regulations for emission limits in the European countries are very rigorous, with trends to become more rigorous. Those regulations Serbia must apply in the near future. The task of the energy management consists of finding the most compatibile instruments which will enable the realization of the wanted goal. The reality, on the contrary, shows the diferent problems in the realization of these goals. The renewable energy sources and investments into this field are not given appropriate attention in the economic and energy development in Serbia. In this paper we will show evaluation of the energy management state and its influence on sustainable development of Serbia. Energy policy doesn’t predict the future; it shows necessary measures in order to realize aims of sustainable energy perspective and illustrates possibilities of system change of energy supply. The basics and the results of the Serbian energy policy in planning and spending area of different energents are also included, as well as the effects of needed rationalization of energy spending.

Keywords:  sustainable development; energy management; role of a state; renewable energy sources

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