Montenegro is the first Eco state in the world. This exciting and essential title Montenegro obtained in September 1991. “Declaration on the ecological state” recognized the great potential of Montenegro on the principles of ecological state and sustainable development, such as tourism, energy, agriculture, mineral resources, forestry development, construction, transport, and technology, as well as cultural-historical and architectural heritage.
The Montenegrin energy sector is demonstrating the ability to meet the consumption needs by producing energy without greenhouse gas emissions through two existing wind farms Krnovo and Mozura, and with plans to construct three gas power plants soon. There are also two upcoming solar power plant projects, “Briska gora” in Ulcinj and “Velje brdo” Podgorica.
State-owned power utility EPCG intends to prepare a strategy to integrate these renewable energy sources with the gas power plant operations and potentially convert them into facilities with zero CO2 emissions. Montenegro has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, which promotes coal phaseout and the transition to clean energy, and announced it would stop using coal by 2035. at the latest.
Montenegro has significant biomass potential that can be used for energy generation: forestry residues, fast-growing plantations, wood-processing industry residuals, viticulture (cutting residual, residual during the production of liquor), fruit-growing (cutting residuals, residual during the production of olive oil, etc.).
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