Confrontation: Small Hydropower Plants and Big Issues

We asked two experts if the construction of small hydropower plants is a national interest, or a public interest is to stop the process of further construction of these power plants, and how to find the right balance between the need for clean energy on the one hand and the …

Every Man Who Loves Nature Is My Brother

He said that Indians are the only people who live in harmony with nature, that we are in desperate need of every grain from the field that we do not leave a furrow after the harvest to feed the pheasant, that a new age man who talks most about the …

Energy Self-Sustainable Microgrids Are the Future of Energetics

Professor Zeljko Djurisic lectures at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade. According to anonymous claims on the portal “Rate Professor”, there were students who would only come to the faculty because of his lecturers. Regardless of whether these statements were given by nerds who once racked up As or …

When I Say Window, I Mean VELUX

Nice weather is coming when we usually renovate spaces where we live, work, and spend pleasant moments with friends and family. Then we change windows, doors, blinds, we paint or replace the façade. When asked who to contact for professional help in the renovation, the first answer and friends’ recommendation …

Renewables at the Service of Nature and Society

When we read the news in the field of energy, often we stumble upon terms such as feed-in tariff, auction, net metering and prosumer. If you are not familiar with them and they make you stop reading the article for a second, you will get a first-hand explanation. Professor Stevica …

The Belgian Way – High Ambitions and a Search for Compromise

Belgium has a well-developed institutional and legal system in place to protect the environment. Overlapping responsibilities in environmental matters between the federal and federated authorities are unavoidable given the distribution of competences to the different layers of authority in the Belgian constitutional setup. This does make policy-making sometimes a bit …

Climate Change as a Fundamental Challenge of Our Era

To become a full member of the European Union one day, Serbia needs to harmonise its legislation with acquis of this group of countries. One of the fields that we need to work on is the environment. Who would be the better interlocutor to talk about how far we are …