Costs and Benefits Analysis of Renewable Energy in Greece
School of Science and Technology, MSc in Energy Systems
This thesis is the last stage of a very interesting Postgraduate about Energy Systems of the International Hellenic University. Its purpose is the implementation of a very useful tool, the Cost-Benefit Analysis of the use of renewable energy.
The issue of energy and finding credible, economic and sustainable energy sources is a point of debate in recent years throughout the world and particularly in Europe, which is the spearhead in issues relevant to energy management and environmental protection. In this direction, the European institutions have adopted a multitude of legislative provisions and directives, observing the negative trends that indicators have, such as CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, the stocks of conventional energy sources, etc. The greater penetration of renewable energy sources is a challenge of the time so as to reverse the negative climate in the sectors of energy and environment.
It is however questionable whether the use of renewable energy sources is beneficial to society, both economically and socio-politically. The question will attempt to be answered in this thesis, making the necessary calculations.
At this point, I would like to thank Mr. Zachariadis for the very significant contribution to the preparation of this thesis as well as for the guidance and encouragement during the whole period of the process.
I would also like to thank all teachers and academic advisors of the University that in these two years of the Master inspirit, support and broaden my horizons and with their aim I manage to overcome all my difficulties and concerns that I had from the beginning of the course.