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Serbia’s Minister of Mining and Energy calls on other local governments to use biomass and RES as much as possible

After signing the contract on the construction of biomass boilers for heating in Novi Pazar, Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovi said that the goal is for all cities and municipalities in the country to be green and to use renewable sources for heat and electricity production that will provide a healthier environment.

“This will also mean a higher quality of life in Novi Pazar, because carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced from more than 6,000 tonnes to about 500 tons per year, and sulfur dioxide emissions will be reduced to zero,” she said. “With the realisation of this agreement, we are moving towards a sustainable process of green energy production and everything we are doing should be with the same goal, to enable a healthier environment, not only for us but also for future generations.”

The Minister called on other local governments to take this path, to use biomass and RES as much as possible and pointed out that only through the cooperation of central and local authorities can we make the environment healthier and increase the efficiency of energy production.

“When the works are completed, we will be able to provide thermal energy for more than 240,000 square metres of residential and business space, compared to the current 100,000 square metres,” pointed out Nihat Bisevac, mayor of Novi Pazar. “Another great benefit for all will be the fact that the heating plant will no longer be in the city centre.”

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