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Earth Hour dominates Top 3 in March, followed by district heating op-ed, solar auctions

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April 1, 2019

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In only a day, the article announcing Earth Hour this past weekend shot up to the number one spot on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for March. The list is also available for our portal’s Serbian/local language version.

1 – Earth Hour 2019 switch-off

People and businesses around the world were invited to turn off lights on Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 pm local time to show their commitment to protect the planet.

As nature declines like never before, coupled with the ever-present challenge of climate change, Earth Hour 2019 focused on raising awareness on why nature matters and inspiring global action on conserving nature, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said.

Earth Hour 2019 switch-off this Saturday March 30 at 8:30 pm

2 – District heating as the future of urban heating in Europe – Novi Sad Heating Plant leads by example

What challenges lie ahead in the transition of conventional district heating systems and is district heating the future of urban heating in Europe? The vision of the development of public heating utility Novosadska Toplana, a regional leader by achieved performance indicators, can provide some of the answers.

Check out the excellent op-ed written by Dušan Macura, head of heat production and distribution at Novi Sad Heating Plant (Novosadska Toplana).

District heating as the future of urban heating in Europe – Novi Sad Heating Plant leads by example

3 – Auctions for 62 MW solar power plants on state, private land to be launched soon

In the first phase of the new model for the development of renewable energy sources, the Government of North Macedonia will soon announce a public call for the construction of 62 MW solar power plants, 35 MW to be built on state land and 27 MW on private land, with feed-in premiums awarded for 15 years.

The country has solar power plants with an installed capacity of 18.4 MW, and the new model envisages the construction of another 200 MW by the end of 2021.

Auctions for 62 MW solar power plants on state, private land to be launched soon

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