Bosnia and Herzegovina is among the biggest consumers of energy in the region

Bosnia and Herzegovina is among the biggest consumers of energy in the region

B&H is in the range with Algeria, Armenia, Bolivia and Senegal in terms of energy consumption Center for Education and Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency – Energis within its regular activities carried out a research on the energy use in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The research shows the calculated ratio of energy consumed per capita in

B&H is in the range with Algeria, Armenia, Bolivia and Senegal in terms of energy consumption

Center for Education and Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency – Energis within its regular activities carried out a research on the energy use in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The research shows the calculated ratio of energy consumed per capita in relation to GDP per capita as one of the most important indicator of the efficiency of energy use in the country. The research was inspired by reports about the energy consumption in the public sector as well as reports on the energy resources of Bosnia and Herzegovina; which has recently become very important.

The ratio of energy consumption per person in relation to GDP per capita is actually part of the cost of energy in gross domestic product (GDP). According to the available data, this ratio for Bosnia and Herzegovina amounted to 23.21%; where in the region with higher ratio is Serbia (27%) and Macedonia (30.56%). Note that this ratio at the level of the European Union amounts to 11.57%, while the level of Europe as a whole is 15.89%. When we look at the world level, Bosnia and Herzegovina is on the level with Algeria, Armenia, Bolivia, Argentina, Estonia and Senegal, while all developed countries have significantly lower ratio of energy cost share in the GDP. In absolute terms, the developed countries have much higher energy consumption, but this energy is used on a much more efficient manner and generates a higher GDP than in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In order to maximize energy efficiency, the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina must implement a series of measures to increase energy efficiency, which will ultimately lead to lower energy costs and increase the available energy that Bosnia and
Herzegovina can export. These measures are primarily related to changing legislation and harmonization of legislation with
the EU initiatives in this area.

The graph shows the energy consumption and GDP per capita and the ratio of these countries and regions. The ratio in Bosnia and Herzegovina can improve the rational use of energy, because a large amount of energy is consumed by using energy-inefficient technologies. The mere change in the use of conventional light bulbs to energy-efficient light bulbs can bring up to 30% savings of energy spent on lighting.

Renewable Energy Projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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