NATURAL RESOURCES

For the 18th issue of our Magazine, we chose the topic of NATURAL RESOURCES, which was a hot topic this winter. However, I have to admit that record air pollution, not only in Belgrade but also in other cities in Serbia, had a great contribution to this situation. The reasons for this pollution are numerous, but the most important is certainly individual furnaces and thermal power plants. Therefore, we easily chose a topic for the column Confrontation. This time we asked two eminent experts, Professor Branko Kovacevic, PhD, President of the Supervisory Board of Elektroprivreda Srbije EPS (EPS) and Professor at the Department of Power Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade Nikola Rajakovic, PhD, how much coal-fired power plants emit greenhouse gases and thus harm air and …

GRINNOVATIONS

Although number 17 is on the cover, this is a small anniversary of our Magazine, given that it is the 10th issue since we redesigned our bulletin into Magazine and started printing it. With each new issue, we have grown and changed, so now in addition to the permanent columns, we have two new ones – Opinion and Confrontation in which distinguished experts present their views on very delicate topics. There is much debate about the presence of genetically modified food, which is banned in Serbia; thus, we kindly asked university professors Miladin Sevarlic and Vladimir Dimitrijevic to give us their judgement on an invention which was created as a solution to the problem of world hunger. French Ambassador to Serbia Jean-Louis Falconi gladly shared with us the green experience …

CLIMATE CHANGE

NEW ISSUE OF ENERGY PORTAL MAGAZINE When the second issue of the electronic bulletin dedicated to the COP 21 Conference on Climate Change was being prepared in November 2015, the aim of the Editorial board of Energy portal was to raise the awareness of the local public about the increasingly obvious consequences of climate change which include, among others, heat waves, extreme cold, droughts, heavy rainfalls and floods. It has past almost four years since then – the bulletin has been enriched and took an outfit of a Magazine. We have published a total of 14 thematic issues since – even though the information in this area did not participate side by side with political and economic topics in our mainstream media, there’s been noticeable progress in their representation. We want to think that we have contributed to …

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

NEW ISSUE IS OUT NOW! Flying ladybird, mystical dawns, even more mystical sunsets, animals’ natural environments, but also almost usual scenes of human carelessness towards the  environment… and the beauty that loses the battle bit by bit. These are just a few moments skillfully captured on photographs which have been sent to our eco photo competition. Authors from all over Serbia have documented with their cameras nature in its beauty and distress, and we have put their works into a gallery of amazing photographs. A platitude that often might be heard at some winner competition announcement that for the jury “it was a tough decision to make”, in our case is genuinely more than appropriate. Members of the jury who were faced with a difficult decision were: Bojan Dzodan, photographer, Stanko Kostic, art photographer and member of the National Association …