Effectiveness of policy instruments for supporting the use of waste wood as a renewable energy resource in the Czech Republic

Jehlickova, Bohumira and Morris, Richard (2007). Effectiveness of policy instruments for supporting the use of waste wood as a renewable energy resource in the Czech Republic. Energy Policy, 35(1) pp. 577–585.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2005.12.024

Abstract

This paper focuses on an examination of the government's strategy for encouraging the use of wood as a renewable fuel in Czech households. It examines the development of modern combustion technology and its impact on the environment. It describes the estimated requirement for wood by an average household and examines the overall availability of wood as a renewable fuel in the Czech Republic. The paper analyses in detail the policy instruments used by the Czech government to promote the use of this technology. It evaluates the impact of this policy on the users of the technology and practical achievements of the policy measures with respect to the overall objective that is the promotions of generation of renewable energy.

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