Nature Protection and Wind Farm Development in Serbia
The purpose of this publication is to provide a framework for integration of biodiversity principles in wind energy development in Serbia. It presents an overview of both Serbian and EU legal and policy framework for wind energy and nature conservation, but also offers recommendations and best practices available.
Securing sufficient energy supplies is one of the bases of economy and preconditions of welfare in a country. In energy sector, development of renewable energy sources and increase of its share in the overall energy consumption is high on the political agenda of Serbia. In that regard, development of wind farms has a potential for bringing many benefits to Serbian society, firstly by securing additional sources of energy necessary for growth, but also in reducing greenhouse gases emissions contributing thus to the country’s efforts to combat climate change.