What on Earth Georgia, ep. 9: Fighting for energy sector diversification
Why solar panel systems need to be developed in Georgia
More than 80% of electricity produced in Georgia comes from hydropower plants. Even though this electricity is generated from renewable sources, there are many environmental problems caused by large HPPs, including land grabbing, changes in ecosystems, and heat contamination of the water.
Georgia has a great potential to start using alternative sources of energy – such as solar or wind energy, however, they are either currently underdeveloped in the country or not widely supported by the government. “We should not say one is better than another, all of the renewable sources of energy can work efficiently in Georgia. What we need to do is to diversify the energy sector”, Mariam Devidze, a specialist on climate change from the environmental organization Green Alternative tells What on Earth Georgia.
- Solar energy in Georgia, Mariam´s expert article about the situation of solar panel systems development in Georgia
- Net metering system
- Article about the problems with Namakvani dam
What on Earth Georgia, ep. 11: Eco-village is a model for better future
Eco-village is a model for a better future in Georgia, members of the International Eco-Community Project in Caucasus believe. Their aim is to create a self-sustainable community that leaves minimum negative impact on the environment