The approach towards the environment. Use of energy.
Bulgaria exhibits a fairly diverse energy mix with an average dependency on imported fuels (oil and natural gas fromRussia and also solid fuels). Domestic production includes nuclear energy and solid fuels which are also the main fuelsfor electricity generation
Among other countries, Bulgaria alsooffers potential for construction of wind farms, morespecifically along the coastal line and at places with altitude of 1000 meters or more. The manufacture of wind is a new business for Bulgaria but it is developing very quickly. By 2015 there will be 600 wind energy sources.
Bulgaria is a sunny country and the solar energy has been used for ages. Nowadays the solar energy is one of the most popular ways of producing environmentally friendly energy at low price.Types of renewable energy used in Bulgaria
Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy. Once a hydroelectric complex is constructed, the project produces no direct waste.
In Bulgaria we have 86 of water power plants.
Biological methods based on photosynthesis, for example the use of biological waste or growing bacteria that produce oil. Also trees, elephant grass or other fast-growing plants that burn or generate fermentable biomass could be used.
The movement of the waves of the sea is used to generate electricity.
The differences in water level of the tides through turbines into electricalenergy is converted.
The energy that can be won by the difference in salt concentration between seawater and freshwater.
Energy from height of water, usually by building a dam or a natural waterfall.
OTEC (Ocean Abbreviation of British Thermal Energy Conversion).
This technique uses the temperature difference between surface and deeper layers of the ocean to generate electricity.
It is hard to imagine that not so long ago, Germany was one of Europe's worst environmental laggards. In the 1970s, the river Rhine was a stinking cesspool, poisoned by heavy industry. German negotiators said no to all efforts by the United States and the Scandinavian countries.
The common between the countries- Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Scotland and Belgium is that we all appreciate the nature. The Earth is a place where we all live and we aim to keep it clean and we give our best.
Our team: just because salmon once again return to spawn in the Rhine. A few nations score better overall on Yale and Columbia's Environmental Performance Index (EPI), and Germany still lags in protecting habitat and in curbing gas-guzzling cars. But "among countries making themselves green by design, Germany is No. 1," says Yale's Daniel Esty. Germany adopted it and almost overnight created the world's biggest market for wind and solar power.
Romy Van D’huynslager