Energy efficiency in Serbia national energy efficiency program: Strategy and priorities for the future
En ergy sys tem in Ser bia, in the whole en ergy chain, from ex ploi ta tion of primary en ergy sources, trans for ma tions in elec tric power plants and dis trict heat ing plants, en ergy (elec tric and heat) trans mis sion and dis tri bu tion to fi nal us ers, and up to fi nal en ergy con sump tion, is faced with a num ber of irra tio nal and in ef fi cient be hav ior and pro cesses. In or der to fight with such sit u a tion Na tional En ergy Ef fi ciency Pro gram, fi nanced by the Min is try
... d by the Min is try of Sci ence and En vi ron men tal Pro tec tion has been founded in 2001. Ba sic facts about sta tus of en ergy sec tor in Ser bia , with spe cial em pha sis on the en ergy ef fi ciency and use of re new able en ergy sources have been given in the re view pa per pub lished in the is sue No. 2, 2006 of this jour nal. In pres ent pa per new strat egy and pri or i ties of the Na tional En ergy Ef ficiency Pro gram for the fu ture pe riod from 2006 to 2008, and be yond, is presented. This strat egy and pri or i ties are mainly based on the same con cept and prin ci ples as pre vi ous, but new re al ity and new and more simulative eco nomic and fi nan cial en vi ron ment in en ergy sec tor made by the En ergy low (ac cepted by Par lia ment in 2004) and Strat egy of De vel op ment of Energy Sec tor in Re pub lic Ser bia up to 2015 (ac cepted by the Par lia ment in May 2005), have been taken into ac count. Also, re spon si bil i ties that are formu lated in the En ergy Com mu nity Treaty signed by the South-East Eu ropean coun tries, and also com ing from doc u ments and di rec tives of the Euro pean Com mu nity and Kyoto Pro to col are in cluded in new strat egy. Once again ne ces sity of leg is la tive frame work and in flu ence of reg u la tions and stan dards, as well as of the gov ern men tal sup port, has been pointed out if in creased en ergy ef fi ciency and in creased use of re new able en ergy sources are ex pected.