The Initiative for coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine will host an annual meeting, whose aim is to support open, multi-stakeholder dialogue on coal phase out and just transition towards sustainable energy sources in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Read More
The presentation of Anna Sobczak (Policy Coordinator for EU Coal Regions in transition, Just Transition Fund in the context of EU Green Deal, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission), presented on the second day of the conference “How to win the Balkan air-pollution Read More
Cvijetin from Dvorovi near Bijeljina decided to abandon coal and to switch to pellet. The replacement of old, inefficient heating devices is not cheap, but it pays off in many ways.
We can only hope that the new policies will support only pandemic-resistant renewable energy sources. Market price pandemic, that is. Otherwise, certain technologies should be kept quarantined. Ad infinitum.
We could maintain the warmth in our homes, all the while fireplace is running on good energy: maintaining both wood use efficiency and keeping our lungs healthy. We got the know-how, so why are we behind the schedule?
Can you afford a sufficient amount of firewood for the winter, or do you at least have enough money to pay the bills for good enough heating, electricity or gas? If so, then you are not impacted by energy poverty.
It’s the 21st century. We should not be forced to make choices between heating and breathing, electricity and breathing, breathing and driving even.
Matter of solving the air pollution problem is, in every sense of the word – fire.
It is about time we phase it out.
Energy poverty problem is at the top of the agenda. It’s time for a public policy formulation process.
What are the priorities when it comes to the air pollution problem solving?