Project Sustainable Energy for Kosovo and Southeast Europe



Ener­gy effi­cien­cy, renew­able ener­gy, and smart sys­tems inte­gra­tion pro­vides a rapid path away from local and glob­al­ly pol­lut­ing ener­gy sys­tems.  This gen­er­al assess­ment is par­tic­u­lar­ly true for impov­er­ished areas or those impact­ed by con­flict.  This is the case because the mix­ture of ener­gy effi­cien­cy and renew­able ener­gy can gen­er­al­ly be deployed far more rapid­ly and in more dis­trib­uted a fash­ion than tra­di­tion­al, cen­tral­ized, ener­gy systems.

Koso­vo is par­tic­u­lar­ly in need, and par­tic­u­lar­ly amenable to this sort of “rapid and green” devel­op­ment plan.  This project, start­ed to iden­ti­fy and quan­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties to choose a clean path instead of an ongo­ing fix­a­tion on coal, has now spread to exam­ine both nation­al and region­al oppor­tu­ni­ties in South­east Europe.