Saturday, 15 December 2018

Island of Krk to be Mediterranean's First CO2-Neutral Island

ZAGREB, December 15, 2018 - The northern Adriatic island of Krk plans to become the first energy-independent and CO2-neutral island in the Mediterranean, according to one of the conclusions of the 7th Krk Energy Conference organised by the Eko Kvarner NGO in the Town of Krk on Saturday.

The conference was held as part of the "Krk - Energy-independent and CO2-neutral Island" project which Eko Kvarner will implement in cooperation with the European Asbestos Risk Association from Trieste, Italy and the Town of Krk, with the support of the German Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Ministry's European Climate Initiative.

All seven local government units on the island are included in the project, the objective being to encourage its energy transition towards renewables.

The island already has an energy cooperative, a cadastre of roofs and several solar power plants, the biggest one being on the Treskavac landfill.

The conference heard how to design and install a small photovoltaic power station, how to conceive and optimise a management system for numerous energy sources, as well as the methodology for the smart integration of renewables. Participants also discussed the economic and health aspects of installing solar panels.

One of the goals of the "Krk - Energy-independent and CO2-neutral Island" project is the installation of 250 to 500 solar panels of up to 5 kW, totalling up to 1 MW in power, by the end of 2021.

More news on the island of Krk can be found in our Travel section.

Friday, 30 November 2018

New Croatian Ferry Line from Baška to Lopar to Operate All Year

New ferry lines are always needed, and it's one of the top complaints of Croatia's permanent island inhabitants, as the availability of their connection to the mainland is often governed too much by the tourist season. Primorje-Gorski Kotar County has decided to introduce a new Croatian ferry line which will connect the Municipality of Lopar and Baška, located on the nearby island of Krk.

As Morski writes on the 30th of November, 2018, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County has launched a welcome new ferry connection between Baska and Lopar, and the move was announced Primorje-Gorski Kotar County's deputy prefect, Marina Medarić.

Novi List reported that she spoke to the press on the matter and stated that the proposal for confirming the establishment of a year-round ferry connection which will cover the line of Baška-Lopar-Baška, will be one of the points of the County Assembly session this week.

The initiative was initiated by the Krk Harbour County Administration, and so far, the plans are for the connection to run once weekly during the more sparse winter months, twice weekly during the pre-season, and in the very height of the summer season, as many as four times per week.

If the County Assembly approves the proposal, the procedure of a public tender will be launched, where all interested shipping companies who desire to carry out the activity of this line will be able to make their interests known and submit their bids.

Make sure to keep up with our travel and news pages for more information on any other new Croatian ferry line, as well as for all the goings on from up and down the country, from continent to coast.

 

Click here for the original article by Tihana Tomicic for Novi List

Sunday, 21 October 2018

European Commission Signs Declaration on Importance of Islands

Will Croatia's islands finally be given the proper means to catch up with the mainland?

Friday, 12 October 2018

Company for Works on Krk Bridge Chosen

The Rijeka-Zagreb Motorway has chosen the best bidder for the very comprehensive job.

Monday, 1 October 2018

''LNG Terminal Will Make Us A More Energetically Safe Country''

Is Croatia at an energetic turning point?

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Plinacro Becomes First OTS in Europe to Use Flexible Tubing

Such flexible pipeline technology has so far been being used in both oil and gas production and processing.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

After Project Failure, Croatia's First ''Crypto-Villa'' Goes On Sale

An ambitious and unusual plan involving Blockchain falls through.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Wakeboard and Wakeskate Championships to Take Place on Krk

The best Croatian and Slovenian wakeboarders are coming to Punat.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Big Tour Operator Bringing in Two New Flights to Croatia

The announcement of these flights has recently been transmitted by one of Britain's most well-known magazines.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Krk Wins Croatia's 2018 City Games

The competition includes fun events and promotes friendship.

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