Serbia’s dilemma between “green” and “black” energy

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“Rich countries, which give themselves the right to create the lives of the inhabitants of us from poor countries and do not think of banning themselves. Nobody is forcing France to close its nuclear power plants, Germany built in the middle of passing the law on stopping coal production last year “Dateln 4” thermal power plant, announcing that it will close it by 2038. Saudi Arabia, rich in oil and natural gas, is building a thermal power plant on coal and nuclear power plants, “says Milos Zdravkovic, an energy expert.

I support the effort to turn energy to clean, renewable energy sources, but unfortunately, with today’s technology, they are not able to enable our country a smooth transition from conventional energy sources, believes Milos Zdravkovic.

Serbia will not be able, even to install solar panels and wind generators in all locations where it is possible, after the closure of thermal power plants, to provide enough electricity from domestic production. That is why it is time for all the cards to be “thrown on the table” and give the right answers to the question – will we allow Serbia to become an importer of electricity at the dictates of import lobbies, which are hiding behind climate change concerns, Zdravkovic told Politika.

Zdravkovic says that Serbia is completely dependent on the import of gas and oil, and the only area to which we are still independent is the production of electricity, thanks to its mineral and water resources.

“I support the effort to turn energy to clean, renewable energy sources, but unfortunately, with today’s technology, they are simply not able to enable our country to move smoothly from conventional energy sources. The construction of the new unit should produce almost 2,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity, which is six to seven percent of the total electricity currently produced in Serbia. “In addition, EPS is already building a thermal power plant” Kostolac B-3 “, with a capacity of 350 megawatts,” Zdravkovic said, adding that the fact that “green kilowatts” should be kept in mind. they can never be cheaper than electricity obtained from coal.

If EPS, which is now rapidly working to improve the environmental parameters of its thermal power plants, is tied up and not allowed to build a replacement capacity for thermal power plants that cannot be modernized, such as TPP “Kolubara B”, EPS will soon overtake the competition, he concludes.

Source: sputniknews.com