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23 July 2019

Solarna Pecka will be first citizen solar energy initiative in rural Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is about to gain its first ever community solar electricity, after 226 individuals and organisations chipped in to one of the country’s first ever crowdfunding campaigns. In just 26 days, around six thousand euros were raised for ‘Solarna Pecka’, to bring solar energy to a remote and depopulated rural area, Pecka village.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
18 June 2019

Today’s European Commission analysis of Member States’ draft ten-year plans for climate and energy confirms a big climate fail, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. The EU's 2030 renewables and energy efficiency targets — already insufficient — will be missed if Member States do not improve their plans.

Faced with the threat of catastrophic climate change it is essential that Europe shifts to fossil-free renewable energy. Technology now available makes a 100% renewable energy system viable.

Cities, energy citizens, communities, and cooperatives are at the vanguard of Europe’s energy transition, and are already benefiting from running their own energy resources all over Europe. Putting people at the heart of renewable schemes is the best way to bring about the fossil free transition we need.

 

 

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