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  • Serbia’s first big online conference on solar energy draws 2,000 attendees

    Serbia’s first big online conference on solar energy draws 2,000 attendees

    Serbia would very soon take a significant step forward by approving a new Renewable Energy Act, Zorana Mihajlović, the country’s deputy PM and mining and energy minister, said at the First Big Conference on Solar Energy in Serbia on 14 April 2021 in Belgrade. The now-passed law...
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  • “Reducing the level of harmful air pollutants is vital”

    “Reducing the level of harmful air pollutants is vital”

    Be it the Western Balkans, Mongolia or Kazakhstan, Greg Gebrail is there to offer technical and policy support for solar district heating. As Principal District Energy Specialist at the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), he is a member of the Sustainable...
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    Record participation at SDH 2018 in Graz

    The 5th International Solar District Heating Conference, which took place in Graz, Austria, in mid-April, brought together 350 experts from 33 countries. It had twice as many attendees as the previous one in Billund, Denmark, in 2016 and attracted representatives from several...
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    Armenia: Green Leasing Programme to Fund Solar Water Heaters at Hotels

    Armenia, a small country in South Caucasus, is home to an innovative financing scheme for solar thermal systems and other energy efficiency measures. In 2014, Armenian ACBA Leasing launched the Green Leasing programme for small and medium enterprises from any industry. According to an...
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  • Bulgarian Fund Gives Boost to Solar Thermal

    Bulgarian Fund Gives Boost to Solar Thermal

    Why is it that, although climate conditions in Bulgaria are favourable, you don’t see a lot of solar collectors on Bulgarian roofs? “The reason is simple,” Dimitar Doukov, Executive Director of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Sources Fund (EERSF), says. “A lack of state subsidies,...
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  • Kazakhstan Railways Goes on a Sunny Journey

    Kazakhstan Railways Goes on a Sunny Journey

    Not much is known in the world about the country of Kazakhstan other than that it was once part of the empire of Genghis Khan and is one of the nations with the most fossil fuel reserves in the world today. Maybe that´s why it is also the country with the highest greenhouse gas emissions in...
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  • Bulgaria: EU Funds to Boost Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Energy

    Bulgaria: EU Funds to Boost Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Energy

    In terms of solar heating and cooling, the Bulgarian government is planning to increase the number of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy projects not only for residential buildings, but also for small and medium enterprises. Two new incentive programmes have been presented over the...
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  • Moldova: Moldenergy 2012 – Where Energy Experts Meet

    Moldova: Moldenergy 2012 – Where Energy Experts Meet

    The only event for the solar market in the Republic of Moldova is Moldenergy, the International Specialized Exhibition for power-saving technologies, gas, heating and air conditioning systems. The four-day event took place in the middle of this March for the 16th year in a row. It has brought...
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  • Bulgaria: Great Demand for Solar Thermal Credit Funds

    Bulgaria: Great Demand for Solar Thermal Credit Funds

    On the state level, Bulgaria is lagging behind in making use of the funds provided by the EU. Only Romania ranks worse in the comparison of EU member states. But how are things going for the Bulgarian population – do they fare better than their authorities in utilising the available EU...

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