Serbia: Kosjeric heating plant transition agreement

, News Serbia Energy

Serbia has announced that the state, in addition to gasification, will also subsidize the transition of individual fireplaces from coal and wood to pellets.

An agreement on the transition of the heating plant in the town of Kosjeric from fuel oil to natural gas, a move that will reduce air pollution by at least 70 %, was signed between the municipality of Kosjeric and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who attended the signing ceremony for this 430,000 euros worth project, reminded that the environmental protection is one of the priorities of Serbian Government. She pointed out that Kosjeric is one of the most polluted cities in

Minister of Environmental Protection Irena Vujovic said that this is the beginning of solving the decades-long problem of air pollution in this city. She added that 500 new connections to the district heating network in Kosjeric is planned, which also includes public buildings such as schools and hospitals. According to her, that will reduce air pollution by 70 %, while there will be ten times less carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide in the air.