The energy security of Southeast Europe - the role of coal

Cingoski, Vlatko and Ivanova-Davidovic, Jasna (2012) The energy security of Southeast Europe - the role of coal. Book of Abstracts of the 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES - 2012. pp. 76-77. ISSN 1847-7186

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What is coming first on your mind when you hear the word: Coal? 19th Century, Industrial revolution, black-faced and tired miners, underground mining catastrophes, black and dirty pieces of stone, maybe some art picture? Or maybe CO2, ozone layer, pollutions, carbon credits? Whatever you might have in your mind, it is true. Coal is still one of the most favorable steady, sustainable and commercially desirable primary sources of energy in the world. Many countries in the world (USA, Australia, Germany, Russia, China, India, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic), or even our regional countries (Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina), still strongly depend on utilization of the coal (anthracite, black or brown coal, or lignite) as the primary energy resource.

JSC ELEM considers the investment in opening and excavation of new lignite deposits in the present and new lignite mines, of a paramount importance for stable and sustainable electricity generation to supply customers under most favorable economical parameters in a short and middle term. Lignite is the only fossil fuel which is available in Macedonia, therefore, future exploration and exploitation of the lignite for electricity production has not only economical value, but in general, it has a strategic importance and could provide sustainable development of the entire energy sector and accordingly the economic development of the country.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering
Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Vlatko Cingoski
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 13:51
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2013 12:13

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