Gross production of electricity in 2010 is 46.7 TWh, which is 8.5% higher than the production in 2009. The commercial export of electricity is 18.2% of the gross production. The structure of electricity production is dominated by thermal power plants using coal, followed by the nuclear power plant “Kozloduy”. Electricity produced from wind in 2010 is 681.4 GWh, which has grown almost 3 times compared to 2009 and represents 12.1% of gross electricity production from RES.
After examining the harmful effects that extracting and burning coal have on human health and the environment, Greenpeace Bulgaria has drawn attention to the support that the coal sector receives. The focus of this report is the direct and indirect ways the state supports, keeps and prolongs the existence of a sector that belongs to the past.
This second coal report from Greenpeace Bulgaria examines two alarming aspects related to the operations of thermal power plants in the country. Climate change – drought Burning coal is one of the main causes of climate change. Drought in many parts of the world including Bulgaria is a result of climate change.
Report on the effects of coal burning on human health Air pollution is a key cause of a number of diseases in Europe and Bulgaria. This report of Greenpeace Bulgaria on the impact of coal burning on human health demonstrates the close link between human health and the energy policy and strategy of Bulgaria.