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David R. Newman, ISWA ex-president

Waste is a major international emergency

A strong government, working in the community interest, will have companies and the people paying their fair share to keep their environment clean, says David Newman, the outgoing...

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Goran Milinic, director, BIH Foreign Investments Promotion Agency

Foreign investors focus on comparative advantages, safe environment

Bosnia and Herzegovina has excellent capacity for education in mathematics and science and the number of scientists and engineers on...

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Vlatka Matkovic Puljic, Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL), Health and Energy Officer, Balkan region

The unpaid health bill – how coal power plants in the Western Balkans make us sick

According to the latest report of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) health impacts of coal fired power stations in the Western...

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World ISWA congress opens in Novi Sad

Novi Sad, the capital of Serbian northern province Vojvodina hosts a three-day International Solid Waste Association ISWA 2016 Congress starting Monday, with the highest number of participants ever - 1,203 from 72 countries worldwide. ...

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Tendering for Rijeka district heating project expected in 2016

Energo d.o.o., utility operating in Rijeka, will use proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a EUR 6.15 million project to improve district heating in...

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Grants of EUR 13.3 million set for energy efficiency

The two entities that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina are about to obtain USD 15 million (EUR 13.3 million) from „green development“ institutions for energy efficiency measures in buildings, according...

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Pilot project opens way for major energy efficiency endeavour

The Government of Slovenia said in mid-August that financing was approved for a pilot project within a national programme to refurbish public buildings, worth EUR 415 million in total.

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Lidl launches energy efficient retail unit in Sofia

Low-cost supermarket chain operator Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG opened its first store in Bulgaria designed according to a combined concept of energy efficiency and usage of...

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EPTISA SEE awarded environmental projects in Serbia and Kosovo

EPTISA SEE, a subsidiary of Spanish EPTISA Group, international company operating in the fields of engineering, architecture, consulting and information technology...

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Statkraft opened its first hydropower plant in Albania

Statkraft officially opened 73 MW hydropower plant Banja on Friday, October 23. It is the first of the two hydropower plants by Norwegian company in Albania being constructed as part of the 256 MW Devoll hydro power project ...

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Solar farm worth EUR 3.6 million to be built by EWE

A photovoltaic plant with an estimated capacity of 3 MW, with 12,500 panels and 50 inverters is to be built in Turkey by EWE Turkey Holding AŞ. The statement of the German manufacturer’s subsidiary, reported by Anadolu Agency’s ...

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Italy supports Western Balkan 6 day-ahead market integration

Italian national energy regulator Autoritá per l’energia elettrica, il gas e il sistema idrico has joined the Western Balkan 6 day-ahead market integration and cross- border balancing initiative. That is the first EU stakeholder....

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