This day aims to raise awareness of the need for a change and the utilization of all renewable sources – solar, wind, water, biomass, and geothermal sources. The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the global energy transition. The conflict in Ukraine has further confirmed the importance of renewable sources, motivating countries to turn to their own electricity production and move closer to self-sufficiency.
Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is Europe’s goal and an integral part of the Green Deal, the National Climate and Energy Plan, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, as well as the European Commission’s RePowerEU plan. Becoming the first climate-neutral continent is a significant challenge but also an opportunity for all EU countries to actively work towards their green transition. Croatia, along with Europe, is moving towards the use of renewable energy sources (RES) and energy transition. It is at a crucial turning point, and an increase in the share of renewable sources is considered crucial for achieving energy and climate goals. RES, especially solar and wind, are electricity production technologies that can withstand today’s competition. Modern RES have a minimal impact on the environment, making them socially acceptable, and each of us, as individuals, is responsible for more efficiently using renewable energy sources.