After decades of warnings, it seems that the green transition – the huge change that should slow down, mitigate, and eventually stop, if not reverse, the threatening deterioration of living conditions on this planet – is finally on everybody’s lips. This edition of Perspectives explains the concept of a just transition - a way to make the change without leaving anyone behind.
The RES Law sets the grounds for substantial reforms in the Serbian renewable energy sector and introduces a number of leading-edge solutions to the Serbian and regional electricity markets. The RES Law further aligns Serbian legislation with that of the EU, thus making a significant step towards fulfilling Serbia's commitments under the Energy Community Treaty.
Considering that the system of EU energy regulations is a process of harmonization and balance between scientific, technological and social development related to energy consumption and the fight against climate change, in the Republic of Serbia, the need arose over time to adopt, in accordance with the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package, a new law that will regulate the field of energy efficiency - the Law on Energy Efficiency and Rational Use of Energy
The Law on Energy has not been significantly changed to date. The enactment of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Energy, which entered into force on 30 April 2021, further regulated energy subsectors such as electricity, renewable energy sources, natural gas, oil and oil derivatives and thermal energy.
After five years of applying the Law on Mining and Geological Explorations, the time has come to amend it in order to enable a more efficient achievement of its goals. Although it does not bring significant innovations in the Serbian energy legislation, its importance lies in the fact that it elaborates and complements the existing legal framework while at the same time further harmonizing it with the relevant EU legislation.
Our world is facing one of its greatest challenges: the race to zero (emissions) and climate-neutrality. To stay on track, science warns of the required stage times, especially for the next decade, through to the year 2030. In this brochure, we present comparative data relevant for the establishment of energy profiles of the Western Balkan countries, “contracting parties” to the Energy Community Treaty, and how they might win the race.
The report “Walking in the Mist” is the seventh annual report by Coalition 27 on important developments and changes in the area of environmental protection and climate change in Serbia. With this Report, the Coalition would particularly like to emphasize that the decision-making processes in the field of environment and climate change is still not transparent to the public.