The Renewable Energy Sources of the «Green» Economy – a Modern Global Trend
Authors: Shuba O. А.
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The article is aimed at studying the current status of use of the renewable energy sources in the selected regions of the world. The current status of use of the renewable energy sources (hydro, solar, and wind) in the electricity generation in Europe, CIS, Asia and Africa has been analyzed. It has been noted that in the European countries the renewable energy sources dominate in the overall electricity generation. Also the problem of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion has been considered. The States with the highest values include China, the United States, India, Russia, Japan, Germany, Iran, the Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. On generalizing the goals of the «green» economy as proposed by scientists, it has been defined that all of them envisage the creation of a fundamentally new environment for economic and social progress that would minimize negative impacts on the environment and, finally, would provide the efficient use of natural resources to raise the standard of living of population.