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 …

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Drones Are the New Cost-Effective Way to Monitor the Environment

Bay Journal Riverkeepers, researchers and volunteer monitors have long kept an eye on water quality from the ground and from the river. But, with the help of technology that’s suddenly far more accessible, they’re taking to the skies, too. Unmanned aerial vehicles, also called UAVs or drones, have recently become …

World’s First ‘Negative Emissions’ Power Plant Opens in Iceland

In October, the nation flipped the switch on the world’s first power plant that eliminates more CO2 than it produces. The pilot program, which is operated by Climeworks, can remove an estimated 50 metric tons of CO2 from the air each year. The gases aren’t just contained; rather, they are turned …

The EBRD for Renewables in Georgia

The EBRD is a leading institutional investor in Georgia. Since the start of its operations in the country, the Bank has invested over €2.73 billion in 195 projects in the financial, corporate, infrastructure and energy sectors, with 91 per cent of those investments in the private sector. TBC Bank, the …

Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch

Today marks a major solar milestone for sunny San Luis Obispo County, California, with the start of commercial operation for California Valley Solar Ranch. This facility is one of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants with the ability to shift the position of panels wirelessly to track weather …

NIS and Betec Sign a Co-Operation Agreement on Developing Geothermal Energy in Serbia

NIS a Serbian energy company and Betec a geothermal development firm in Belgrade have signed a Co-Operation Agreement on developing Geothermal energy in Serbia. The companies will jointly develop geothermal active areas in northern Serbia by drilling new production wells and building power plants based on the well head power …