Use of EU structural funds for sustainable energy development in new EU member states

Dalia Streimikiene, Valentinas Klevas, Jolanta Bubeliene

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More wide use of renewable energy sources (RES) and increase in energy supply and use efficiency can make a valuable contribution to the meeting sustainable energy development targets. The article presents a detailed overview of possibilities to use the EU Structural Funds available for new member states (NMS) to finance sustainable energy projects and to overcome market failures related with negative externalities of pollution, positive externalities of knowledge and adoption of new pollution reduction technologies and incomplete information. The analysis of current situation of the use of EU Structural funds (SF) for the implementation of sustainable energy projects in Lithuania, Poland and Check Republic was performed based on RUSE project results. The proposals to enhance use of SF for sustainable energy projects in NMS were developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1187
Number of pages21
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • EU structural funds
  • Financing of renewable energy projects in new member states

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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