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Energy Efficiency Programme Generates Huge Savings

Early in 2011 the energy-efficiency team in the Croatian Ministry of Justice was alarmed at abnormally high rates of water use recorded at Lepoglava Prison, a penitentiary dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. A probe of the underground pipes identified a huge leak that was fixed with a repairmore

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Helping low-income Croatian households save money on energy

In a single afternoon, Miroslav Horvat and his family received the advice and equipment they needed to save them hundreds of euros each year. Energy advisors from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) installed energy-saving light bulbs, applied adhesive tape to their windows to prevent hemore

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Shifting towards low-carbon cities

Planting urban gardens, using straw and mud as building materials, riding bicycles – these were among the proposals featured during a panel discussion in Zagreb aimed at identifying ways in which individuals can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create low-carbon cities The burning of fossil more

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Solar power restores electricity to remote Croatian village

“The milk that we produce, we cannot sell,” says Mileva Desnica, who lives in the small village of Ajderovac in Croatia. “We don’t have electricity for a refrigerator, so we can only store food in the cold room for a day or two at most.” The municipality of Gračac where the village is located was cumore

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Tapping the potential of Croatia’s biodiversity

“The future for Croatia’s beautiful nature parks is looking a lot brighter with this new project,” says Tajana Ban Curic, a 37-year-old conservation manager employed in the Medvednica Nature Park. “It’s a huge investment and we’re all hopeful it’s going to transform the way our country manages thesemore

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