‘The role of energy efficiency to reduce air pollution’
Date: 15 March 2018
Facilitation: Black Sea Energy Research Centre (BSERC)
In the previous years, a lot of measuring stations were installed around the cities in Macedonia. Many of them were installed in the capital, Skopje. The parameters of air pollution, especially the PM10 particles showed alarming levels through the heating season. The reasons were located in the huge amount of households (approx. 60%) that use firewood for heating, and the fact that old diesel cars are predominantly used in the capital. The city administration and local authorities took some steps to face the situation, but it is not enough.