By: Afrim Berisha, PhD in Environmental Sciences Although education is not a direct solution to preventing climate change, it is nevertheless one of the most effective tools to change attitudes and better understand the problem, and is therefore a very important action in the fight against global warming. . Various researches list the strengthening of… Continue reading Should climate change be taught as a subject in our schools?
The number of coal-fired power plants worldwide fell in 2021, according to a published study, but the fossil fuel most responsible for global warming still generated record CO2 emissions, threatening Paris’s climate goals. Since the 195-country treaty was signed in 2015, coal energy capacity under construction or planned for development has fallen by three-quarters, including… Continue reading Coal is still the main threat to global climate goals
❌ MYTH Reducing the use of fossil fuels and renewable energy production means higher costs for citizens, higher unemployment and slowing down economic growth. ✅ TRUTH: Every year #WesternBalkans citizens pay up to €8.5 billion for the hidden costs of using coal which include a shortened life expectancy of our citizens, reduced productivity at work,… Continue reading Myth or truth!
Almost the entire electricity sector in Kosovo is based on electricity produced from coal. This fact is a problem for the energy sector. Especially during the winter months to meet the demand for electricity, it is imported from neighboring countries. Due to insufficient funding and technical failures in the 1990s, maintenance and rehabilitation works of… Continue reading SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY
The survey was conducted online, and was open to be completed by all citizens. The survey asked citizens to provide data obtained from the electricity bill for December 2021, the number of family members and household income. The average of the participants in the survey was: 4 members per family 👨👩👧👦 – with 23% of… Continue reading The Balkan Green Foundation conducted a survey of 623 Kosovar households on electricity consumption
Reduction of surface and groundwater pollution Extraction of fossil fuels such as coal and oil from underground degrades and contaminates the groundwater supply. Water pollution and can make it unfit for human and animal consumption. Reducing soil disruption and wildlife The buildings, equipment and roads needed to extract fossil fuels and produce usable energy are… Continue reading Environmental benefits of energy conservation
The Swedish funded programme on forestry, implemented by FAO in close cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Development, organized a training on media reporting on forestry as part of capacity building to the journalists to investigate and report various problems and best practices facing the forestry sector in Kosovo. Journalists from mainstream media… Continue reading Media Reporting Training on Kosovo Forestry
The Government of the Republic of Kosovo in its 39th meeting, had as item on the agenda the Review and Proceedings in the Assembly of Kosovo of the Annual Report on the State of the Environment in Kosovo for 2020. On this occasion, along with other decisions, the Government has approved the Report on the… Continue reading The State of the Environment Report in Kosovo 2020 is approved
The structure of primary energy consumed in Kosovo for 2020 consists of: coal, petroleum products (gasoline, oil, fuel oil, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas-LPG), biomass, hydropower, wind energy, solar energy and biofuels. 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐣𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 Coal 1556.38 1590.87 Petroleum products 753.69 741.94 Biomase 402.36 396.93 Hydropower 22.26 22.26 Solar energy 1.34 1.38 Wind… Continue reading Energy sources in Kosovo