by AgroWeb on September 3, 2015

Coal fouls Balkans’ EU ambitions

“While building coal-fired plants may make economic sense in the short term, it could prove to be a problem in the future if the western Balkan countries ever join the EU,” writes news portal Politico, in its Europe section. The western Balkans are hoping to join the European Union one day,Politico writes, but governments across the region are investing in new coal-fired power plants ...

by AgroWeb on August 19, 2015

The drinkable book that purifies water

  Books have always been a big thing. They have been food for our thoughts, they have made us dream and see reality through a different lens. But never before a book, was able to save people lives, like literally doing it and not just metaphorically speaking. We are talking about the drinkable book, which is both a water filter and an instruction manual for how and why to clean drinking ...

by AgroWeb on August 18, 2015

Albania’s energy market - a driver for investment

Famed for its “gold rush” on the rivers, and racked by managing problems Albania’s energy sector is up for a revival. One that goes from head to toe, sparing no expenses. 500 million Euros, is the investment that will be made for the upcoming 4 years in the energy sector. On the basis of energy recovery strategy in a bid to liberalize the energy market in the country and minimize...

by AgroWeb on June 4, 2015

20th Century Wounds - Industrialization vs Environment

In the next 35 years, the earth’s population is expected to grow from 7 billion to 9.5 billion. One crucial question we must answer is: How can we feed all of those people, as well as supply fuel to power our world? During the Baby Boom era there was a similar population explosion. To deal with it, agricultural production was revived up with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, as well as ...

by AgroWeb on January 23, 2015

Nexus, the triangle of sustainable agriculture

Climate change is expected to be catastrophic for survival in this planet, if we do not undertake immediate provisions. Need for water, energy and food will increase. Nexus is a new concept which advises to consider these elements in a single strategy as soon as possible. This is not just an idea. It is a necessity! Water, energy and food. Life, continuity and wellbeing. Lack of thereof? What we ...

by AgroWeb on July 27, 2015

Albania to open an Energy Stock Exchange

Trust is earned one stock at a time. The Albanian Government seems to be ready to gain that trust by firing the starting gun on the creation of the Energy Stock Exchange, kicking off a widely anticipated move for liberalizing the energy market. The plan comes right away after the government and the Albanian Parliament approved the new law on electricity, which puts a schedule in place for the ...

by AgroWeb on July 10, 2015

Albania to produce wind energy

The Albanian Government has announced plans to build what is reported to be the first wind park in Albania, in Kurbin. According to the recent act published in the official journal of Council of Ministers, the park will have an installed capacity of between 36 megawatt with 12 wind turbines of 92 meter high and will demand an investment of 54 million euro. The park it is expected to be active for ...

by AgroWeb on June 17, 2015

En Route to Albanian Deserts

When most of us think of desertification, we think of dried land, scorching sun, and little or no precious water. We think of faraway lands; therefore, of little relevance to us. Well, guess what? We are plain wrong. Today, desertification is also spreading in Europe; our neighbors Italy and Greece know something about it. And slowly it is also progressing on our country with 17% of Albania’...

by AgroWeb on June 11, 2015

Going solar in Albania

Faster than a speeding bullet, with more heat than your steaming morning cup of coffee? Its solar energy: a renewable earth friendly energy source, which could be the solution to the energy crisis and to the headache of highly monthly bills for many Albanian family’s and businesses which pay the highest price of electricity in the region. But we do have a getaway. We have the sun, and plenty...

by AgroWeb on June 25, 2015

Pope Francis 10 commandments on climate change

Environment has a new big fan. And what a fan! Pope Francis himself. With the publication of the encyclical on climate change, “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home”, the Pope has stirred quite a debate that has been front and center in the media and politics in these days. The landmark document, which critiques strongly the consumerism and warns us on the danger of ...

by AgroWeb on June 19, 2015

Alternative energy in agriculture: renewable and economic

Once an important source of energy, nowadays agriculture has become the biggest spender of energy everywhere in the world. Agricultural work is completely dependent on fossil sources of energy like diesel and gas. The dependency on these exhaustible resources, asks for immediate rehabilitation. The only solution is the usage of alternative sources of energy in agriculture, as the best way to ...

by AgroWeb on May 22, 2015

Albanian Farmers to use Olive Waste as a Source of Light

A new project is being implemented in Albania by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) aiming to transform the market for using organic waste from the olive oil and other industries for energy production. Turning olive oil into light? Albanians have witnessed it lots of time ago, well, in a primitive way. An oil filled lamp with a fiber wick immersed within so you can light ...

by AgroWeb on October 17, 2014

Biofuel

Also known as agro-fuel, these fuels are mainly derived from biomass or bio waste. These fuels can be used for any purposes, but the main use for which they have to be brought is in the transportation sector. Most of the vehicles require fuels which provide high power and are dense so that storage is easier. These engines require fuels that are clean and are in the liquid form. The most important...

by AgroWeb on August 15, 2014

Alternative energy in agriculture: renewable and economic

The use of alternative energy in agriculture is the only solution; decreases costs, improves living. Once an important source of energy, nowadays agriculture has become the biggest spender of energy everywhere in the world. Agricultural work is completely dependent on fossil sources of energy like diesel and gas. The dependency on these exhaustible resources, asks for immediate rehabilitation. ...

by AgroWeb on July 29, 2015

Climate Change – the Vulnerability of Albania’s Agriculture

Temperatures in Albania are expected to increase by as much as 1.5o Celsius by 2050 – well above the increase of less than 0.5 o C observed in the country over the last 50 years. Additionally, changes in annual precipitation could potentially increase the frequency and magnitude of flooding in the country. According to the World Bank publication Reducing the Vulnerability of Albania’s ...

by AgroWeb on August 18, 2014

Energy Efficiency Loan, how to access it

National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2010-2018, improvement measures in the Agriculture Sector and how to access financing for energy efficiency investments. Albania will continue to remain for many years a country where the agriculture dominates according to the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2010-2018. The specific weight of the GDP it is and still remains about 43% of total GDP. ...