Buildings are responsible for at least 40% of total energy consumption in the member states of the European Union. Residential use accounts for 63% of this energy consumption. While the bioclimatic architectural design plays initially the most significant role, today new technologies and recent advances in building materials yield remarkable improvements in energy efficiency. In residential buildings, most of the energy...

In the last couple of years experts are talking more intensively about oil shale. With crude oil price higher than $60 and expectation that it will not get cheaper in the future, investment in oil shale exploration and production of shale oil is becoming more interesting. Serbian oil shale story got a new spin when President Tadic announced in December...

Early in December 2011, Greece received a clear message from the country’s main creditors, the IMF and the European Union that it is imperative the plans for hydrocarbon exploration and production to be accelerated in the following months. The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change announced an international tender for non-exclusive seismic surveys and afterwards issued another announcement inviting...