Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 13, No 5 (2017)

Europe 2020 Strategy vs Global Environment Protection’s Challenge

Romeo Victor Ionescu, Luminita Maria Filip

Abstract


The paper deals with the analysis of the latest events related to the environment protection and clean energy. This analysis is built on two levels. The first one is the analysis of the Europe 2020 Strategy regarding the environment and energy across the EU and points out the great disparities between the Member States. The second level is focus on the environment and energy consumption in Romania. It is followed by forecasting procedures related to the greenhouse gas emissions, the renewable energy in gross final energy consumption, the primary energy consumption and the final energy consumption. The main conclusion of the paper is that EU has to face to great challenges in this domain and the Strategy’s goals achieving in 2020 is not sure. On the other hand, Romania has good performance for two from the four above specific indicators. The analysis is based on long term statistical data, pertinent diagrams and is supported by IBM-SPSS software.

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