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Are Industries Open for Renewable Energy?

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Environmental and Climate Technologies
SPECIAL ISSUE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES PART II: The Green Deal Umbrella for Environmental and Climate Technologies


The progress towards climate neutrality and sustainable development of the national economy is increasingly challenging. At the European Union level, the target for renewable energy set by Directive 2018/2001 is at least 32 %. Industry is not only an essential part of the national economy but also a field of opportunity for increasing the share of renewable energy in the total final energy consumption balance of the country. The paper evaluates renewable energy technologies using a combination of AHP and TOPSIS methods using technical, economic, environmental, and social criteria. In order to indicate the needs, potential barriers, and position of enterprises on renewable energy, an enterprise survey is conducted. Both the survey and multi-criteria decision analysis ranks solar PV as the technology with the highest potential. The results of the survey overall show that enterprises are open to renewable energy technologies, especially if incentives such as financial support are available, for example, in the form of a grant.

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