The 8th International Fair of Environmental Protection dubbed ‘ECOFair‘ and the 7th International Energy Fair, at which around 250 exhibitors from Serbia and the world will take part, are opening at the Belgrade Fair as of today, and will last until October 14, the organizers released in a statement.
The fairs will be opened by Minister of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning Oliver Dulic, and apart from domestic companies such as the Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS), Petroleum Industry of Serbia, Srbijagas, Elektromreza Srbije, there will be exhibitors from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Germany, Croatia, Bulgaria, Iceland, Romania, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, etc.
Energy Fair and ECOFair will gather significant domestic and foreign companies and institutions dealing with production and distribution of different kinds of energy, energetic efficiency and protection and preservation of environment.
The two events, under the joint slogan ‘Naturally’, will be held under the auspices of the Ministry for Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning and the Ministry of Energy, with the support of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and EPS.
Dulic: Serbia should invest into renewable energy
Serbia should invest into renewable sources of energy as soon as possible in order to use the great potential for generating electricity, which was just in terms of biomass evaluated to 2.4 million tons of oil equivalent, the country’s Minister for Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning Oliver Dulic stated on Wednesday.
Dulic told the press at the Belgrade Fair that the percentage of electricity generated from renewable sources in Serbia is minor, and added that the new law regulation on the energy sector implies larger investments in the sources.
Dulic pointed out that there is a great interest of German, Italian and other foreign investors in investing in the renewable source, saying that the investments would present a step forward for civilization and enable Serbia to join large countries which are working on reducing the pollution.
We have to encourage the investments, he said, and expressed expectation that biomass, solar energy, wind and geothermal power plants will soon become reality in Serbia.