Related Studies

"Sharing the gains from EU–Western Balkan renewable electricity cooperation", Climate Policy, March 2016
The article counter-intuitively shows, based on an economic model, that renewable energy (RE) exports could not only incentivize RE investments but also increase domestic RE consumption in the Western Balkans. Wise use of the renewable energy directive’s cooperation mechanisms could thereby support both EU and Western Balkan countries to achieve their RE targets cost-efficiently. The article is available here.  

Europe eyes energy from Balkans”, Turkish weekly, March 2015
A report presented in January by the BETTER project confirmed the likely benefits of renewable energy co-operation between the EU and the Western Balkans. March 2015. The article is available here

"South East Europe has the ingredients to become the energy generation and storage powerhouse of Europe", LSE blog, March 2015
Read the interesting article on the South East European countries energy strategy published in LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe here.

Renewable energy cooperation: How do we get from Powerpoints to power plants?
An article on renewable energy cooperation by Sandra Vlašić (UNDP) here

Read an interesting paper by Johan Lilliestam, 2014, "Vulnerability to terrorist attacks in European electricity decarbonisation scenarios: Comparing renewable electricity imports to gas imports", Energy Policy, Vol. 66, pp. 234-248.

"No country is an island: New energy opportunities in the West Balkans"
Read an interesting article by Zoran Kordic (UNDP) here.

"Are the Western Balkans the new Desertec?"
On the 10th February 2014, an article, untitled "Are the Western Balkans the new Desertec?", was published with a direct link to our BETTER project. Read more here.

European Energy Review
On the 6th January 2014, a related to BETTER scope article was published in the “European Energy Review”. In the article, by Paul Hockenos, entitled “Is the Western Balkans the new Desertec?”, Mr. Andreas Tuerk of the Joanneum Research Institute was interviewed and provided experience gained from BETTER project about cross-country cooperation in the field of sustainable development through renewable energies. For more details, you can download the article by clicking here.