Comparison of the Use of Renewable Energy Sources (Res) by Poland and Latvia in the Perspective of the Environmental Objectives Set by the European Union
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Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Geomatics and Renewable Energy, Kielce University of Technology, Kielce, Poland
Faculty of Engineering, Latvia University of Life Science and Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia
Submission date: 2023-07-06
Final revision date: 2023-10-31
Acceptance date: 2023-11-18
Online publication date: 2023-12-18
Publication date: 2023-12-18
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Agata Janaszek   

Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Geomatics and Renewable Energy, Kielce University of Technology, al.Tysiąclecia PP 7, 25-314, Kielce, Poland
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2023;33(3):111-128
The objective of this article is to present an analysis of the utilization of renewable energy sources in Latvia and Poland since their accession to the European Union (EU), and to evaluate the progress made in meeting the environmental targets established by the EU through the implementation of Directive 2009/28/EC. The analysis is based on data obtained from the "Our World in Data" database as well as government documents. The findings reveal that while Latvia has successfully met the EU requirements, Poland has yet to achieve the set targets. However, Poland efforts in the development of renewable energy sources indicate a promising trajectory, mirroring those undertaken by Latvia. These implemented measures can serve as a valuable reference for other countries in their pursuit of a greener future.
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