Energy conversion

BIRN Fact-Check: Skopje Mayor’s Green Agenda a Work in Progress

The mayor promised a mass tree-planting effort, new construction legislation, more inspections, a rethink on public transportation, the gasification of households and a host of other measures.

According to the available data and the opinions of experts, some progress has been made towards cleaning up Skopje and its air.

Bulgaria Will Pay Tens of Millions Euro Annually in Plastic Tax – "For the Earth" NGO

It is common knowledge today that plastic has a major impact on the environment. For this reason, environmental legislation for plastic production and consumption has been introduced at both European levels and within Bulgaria. The latest measure to reduce the "plastic soup" is the introduction of a plastic tax in the EU.

Ports should become energy hubs with a priority in the use of RES

The Secretary General of Energy and Mineral Resources, Alexandra Sdoukou, referred to the priority of upgrading ports to energy hubs with the promotion of the use of RES and especially photovoltaics, participating in a working meeting on "Energy upgrading of ports through electrification" organized by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) with the participation of the Hellenic Elec

Turkey’s zero waste project wins UN global action award

Turkey's zero waste project has won the UN Development Program Turkey's first (UNDP) Global Goals Action Award.

"The project will receive UNDP Turkey's Sustainable Development Goals Action Award due to its important contributions to the goal Responsible Production and Consumption, one of the Sustainable Development Goals," the UNDP Turkey said in a statement.

First community solar array in Slovenia launched

Ajdovščina – The Ajdovščina municipality in western Slovenia has set up the first community solar array for local electricity supply. Seven households are involved.

The pilot project by energy group Gen-I and the municipality uses the roof of a public facility, a primary school in the village of Budanje, to supply electricity to seven buildings.