This Report was prepared within the project “Partnership for smarter stoves”, which aims to create a regional platform knowledge to replace inefficient individual heating devices in households across the Western Balkans. The project is being implemented RES Foundation, funded by the Austrian Read More
Author: Stefanovski Zdravko grad.mech.eng. Senior Technical Energy Efficiency Expert The building stock is both unique and heterogeneous in its relation to the cultural diversity and history of the Western Balkans. It is aged and subject to a slow pace of renovation. More Read More
Author: Dušan Kitanović The market for heating systems in the Western Balkans used to be traditionally dominated by solid fuel appliances which were cheap to buy and supplied with fuel (wood and coal) that were easily accessible for most people. In the Read More
Author: Pavle Golicin You’re smart… You change the old for the new… You change the bad for the good… You change the wrong for the right… Thinking about the change-out of old stoves, I kept singing these lyrics. The song writers certainly didn’t Read More
Publicly funded change-out schemes for wood-fired stoves must be conditional on the safe and efficient turnover of old devices: Here’s why
Author: Rebeka Božović “Smederevac?” scrap metal dealers were almost puzzled when we interviewed them for the quantities of scrap metal coming from disused solid fuel stoves, “Oh yes, we do get one, every now and then!” In Šumadija area, in central Serbia, Read More
Security, practicality and sticking to “what is natural”: Behavioural patterns related to household-heating practices in Serbia
Author: Darko Stojilović,Psychology MA In the Western Balkans, the use of wood, coal or other solid fuels is excessively high. Two-thirds of all households in the region use solid fuels or fuelwood for heating, while at least 3 million households operate wood Read More
Energy vulnerable citizens of the Republic of Serbia are not able to provide sufficient heat in the household or to cover the costs of necessary energy. They often resort to reducing expenses for other important needs for the sake of sufficient heat. Read More
EU Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition & New Initiative for Coal Regions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine
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
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.
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.