“RES Serbia 2021” – energy transition and green energy the way Serbia is going

Photo: Ministry of Mining and Energy

The conference “RES Serbia 2021”, organized by the Renewable Energy Elections Association of Serbia in cooperation with the general partner European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), under the auspices of the Ministry of Mining and Energy, was opened today by Gregorz Zielinski, EBRD Energy Team Director and Minister Zorana Mihajlović.

Decarbonisation, energy transition, the use of renewable energy sources and green energy are just some of the topics discussed.

As Gregorz Zielinski said, zero emissions are one of the most important goals set for 2050, and in order to achieve that, greater use of clean energy technology is necessary. An important role in this is played by capital as well as the activation of the private sector, as well as investors.

“The authorities must pass laws as well as clear rules, which will accompany the green transition.” “Serbia is a country that is moving towards that, the initiated reforms, the adoption of new laws clearly show that”, says Zielinski.

The Minister of Mining and Energy, Zorana Mihajlović, pointed out that the process of energy transition was initiated through the legal framework.

“We have to be fast and efficient when it comes to decarbonisation, regardless of the resistance we feel. “If we slowly, step by step, move towards replacing dirty power plants that use the worst coal and have as much capacity as possible that uses renewable sources, we can be an important factor in electricity trade in this part of Europe,” she said.

As she added, the issue of decarbonisation, green energy transition is a global and generational issue, and as such it requires a unique answer and joint action.

“It is a question of health and the environment and people, it is both the potential and the opportunities it provides are almost immeasurable. It is also a new model of growth, a new industrial revolution. I am talking about new investments, new green jobs. The value of the projects of the new investment cycle is 17 billion euros, of which at least five will be for RES, “said Mihajlović.

As the Minister pointed out, the drafting of bylaws is underway, which will determine the path that Serbia should take in the coming decades in the energy sector. As if the first auctions will be held in December this year.

Our goal is to have at least 40 percent of the energy obtained from RES by 2040, and more than 50 percent by 2050. We also expect that emissions of harmful gases in the next 10 years will follow the EU average. We are facing great challenges, but everything we do, we do together with local governments, the business community and citizens, which is best seen through projects to increase energy efficiency and solar panels, “said Mihajlovic.

The conference “RES Serbia 2021” is being held in Belgrade, the Energy Portal is the general media sponsor of this event, Nevena Đukić, the editor-in-chief, for which a letter of thanks was handed.

Milica Radičević

Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.

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