Bulgaria's renewable energy plans criticised

26 Oct 2010
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Bulgaria's renewable energy plans criticised

Bulgaria's renewable energy plans have been criticised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

According to the organisation, the Bulgarian government's National Renewable Energy Action Plan is not taking full advantage of the resources the country has available.

The Wind Power in Bulgaria: gearing up for 2020 annual conference saw renewable energy experts and representatives of the EWEA come together to discuss the future of power in the country.

Martin Dimitrov, chairman of the Economic and Energy Committee of the Bulgarian national parliament, explained at the event that he could not foresee a planned nuclear energy facility being constructed in Bulgaria.

Velizar Kiriakov, president of the Association of Producers of Ecological Energy, added that the country's government needs to take wind energy more seriously.

"It is hard to understand why the government seems to favour fossil fuel and nuclear rather than wind power," he said.

At the recent European Future Energy Forum, Thomas Dalsgaard, head of group regulatory affairs at DONG Energy, said European countries should compete to become the champions of renewable energy

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