Author: Stefanovski Zdravko grad.mech.eng. Senior Technical Energy Efficiency Expert The building stock is both unique and heterogeneous in its relation to the cultural diversity and history of the Western Balkans. It is aged and subject to a slow pace of renovation. More than 7… Read More »Does your house have a coat for the winter?
Author: Dušan Kitanović The market for heating systems in the Western Balkans used to be traditionally dominated by solid fuel appliances which were cheap to buy and supplied with fuel (wood and coal) that were easily accessible for most people. In the last decade with… Read More »What is the future of biomass-based household heating devices in the Western Balkans?
Author: Pavle Golicin You’re smart… You change the old for the new… You change the bad for the good… You change the wrong for the right… Thinking about the change-out of old stoves, I kept singing these lyrics. The song writers certainly didn’t have… Read More »Mass change-out scheme? Who’s going to do it?
Publicly funded change-out schemes for wood-fired stoves must be conditional on the safe and efficient turnover of old devices: Here’s why
Author: Rebeka Božović “Smederevac?” scrap metal dealers were almost puzzled when we interviewed them for the quantities of scrap metal coming from disused solid fuel stoves, “Oh yes, we do get one, every now and then!” In Šumadija area, in central Serbia, as well as… Read More »Publicly funded change-out schemes for wood-fired stoves must be conditional on the safe and efficient turnover of old devices: Here’s why
Security, practicality and sticking to “what is natural”: Behavioural patterns related to household-heating practices in Serbia
Author: Darko Stojilović, Psychology MA In the Western Balkans, the use of wood, coal or other solid fuels is excessively high. Two-thirds of all households in the region use solid fuels or fuelwood for heating, while at least 3 million households operate wood or coal… Read More »Security, practicality and sticking to “what is natural”: Behavioural patterns related to household-heating practices in Serbia
In North Macedonia, 10 million euros is approved by the government for the purchase of air conditioner inverters for families from Tetovo, Bitola, Kicevo and Skopje, so that they can stop burning fuels with high CO2 and harmful particulate matter (PM) emissions. What are the… Read More »North Macedonia: Supporting individual households in reducing air pollution
This baseline analysis presents national data on household heating options, expenditures, and needs. It provides comparative data on six Contracting Parties of the Energy Community form the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. The analysis was supported by the… Read More »Baseline analysis covering household heating options, expenditures and needs in the Western Balkans
This Report is a part of the project Clean Air for Montenegro 2019/2020, aimed at highlighting the negative effects of coal combustion on the environment, quality of life and human health, as well as the importance of gradual switching to alternative ecological energy sources, through… Read More »Household Air Pollution