Seven years after joining the EBRD’s Green Cities programme, is Yerevan’s green future going up in flames?
June 2, 2023
In May 2023, a massive fire broke out at the Nubarashen landfill on the outskirts of Yerevan, enveloping the city in a cloud of toxic smoke generated by the burning waste. It took 10 days and 2,300 truckloads of soil to extinguish the flames. Coming seven years after Yerevan became a pioneer by joining the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s Green Cities initiative, this incident is a stark reminder of the urgent need to adopt a safer and more sustainable approach to waste management and urban planning.
Implementation of Yerevan’s Green City Action Plan
June 2, 2023
This report assesses the extent to which the actions, targets and objectives set out in Yerevan’s GCAP have been implemented and how this has affected the city’s environmental conditions.
369 million euros of North Macedonia’s public money going up in smoke
January 30, 2023
North Macedonia’s government, through the state-owned energy production company AD ESM, has spent hundreds of millions of euros on imports of coal, heavy oil and fossil gas to keep the country’s fragile energy system going during the energy crisis. The result is a significant increase in emissions of air pollutants and serious damage to the environment and public health.
Let the sunshine in: how a coal region in North Macedonia can switch to sustainable heating
December 21, 2022
The government in North Macedonia wants to link the 40 year old REK Bitola power plant to the regional heating system. But cementing the dependence on fossil fuels would be reckless. Instead, a new study finds that fitting houses in Bitola with air conditioning and solar panels could keep people warm, cut air pollution and even shield against increasingly volatile energy prices. Such households forming energy communities, the study shows, could not only lower initial investments but even generate them some income.
Кризата ја зголемува употребата на јаглен, расте и ризикот по здравјето
December 17, 2022
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November 21, 2022
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November 14, 2022
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Hoće li se u bosanskom Ugljeviku spaljivati slovenski otpad?
November 12, 2022
… ‘Politički’ dogovor o spaljivanju otpada iz Ljubljane u Termoelektrani Ugljevik ranije su postigli gradonačelnik Ljubljane Zoran Janković i …
Zbog krize ne smijemo odustati od obnovljivih izvora energije: Termoelektrane će finansirati svoju propast
August 29, 2022
Foto: Foto BazaDragan Ostić, asistent na programu Energija i klimatske promjene za BUKU govori o energetskoj krizi, energiji iz …
Kosovo’s new law on pollution control risks muddying the waters
July 13, 2022
Kosovo’s parliament is currently scrutinizing a new law on integrated pollution prevention and control. Its aim is positive – to tighten Kosovo’s standards. But as written now, it risks doing the opposite.