Tuzla sustainable heating alternatives analysis
Consultancy | 30 June 2020
Bankwatch is working extensively on phasing out fossil fuels in a number of countries, including in the Western Balkan region. As heating is becoming an increasingly important element of achieving decarbonisation, we also focus on looking for sustainable alternatives to coal-based heating. In places like Tuzla, the district heating network is connected to highly polluting coal-based power plants, and individual heating sources are primarily coal or unsustainable biomass (wood). Despite the huge potential for renewable energy sources, very little research exists on mapping such potential and promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based heating. This study is an attempt to fill in that gap and provide a comprehensive overview of the possible solutions for heating the Tuzla area, as an alternative to the current plans to connect the district heating network to a new coal-based plant. We hope that the study can serve as an example for similar initiatives in other locations throughout the region.
Theme: sustainable energy
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina