Mihajlovic: The green agenda will accelerate development and will not leave anyone without a job
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy, prof. Zorana Mihajlovic, PhD, said, as a guest on the morning program of K1 television, that the green agenda is a vision that will not leave anyone without a job, but on the contrary, will accelerate economic growth and ensure long-term energy stability.
“The Green Agenda is our growth model and an example that we can have enough energy produced in a sustainable way. By passing the law, we have created a basis for increasing solar power plants, wind power plants, biomass, biogas. The Law on Energy Efficiency and Rational Use of Energy and the Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Sources will enable households to reduce consumption and costs of electricity, but will also contribute to a healthier environment and increase the share of energy obtained from renewable sources, Mihajlovic pointed out.
"We are still negligent towards the environment, we are still throwing garbage, when you go through Serbia, the rivers are full of waste, the forests are full of bags, after all the environmental protests in Belgrade, chaos remains. "Our consciousness must change," the vice president added.
Speaking about the "Jadar" project, she reiterated that the truth is the only way the Ministry will respond to the politicization of this topic.
"We have people who really care, but we have a large percentage of those who politicize it. It is a process that we have to talk about, but it is not good to spread lies and untruths. No matter how much the Government and the state say that there is no agreement, we still listen to it, and we have even heard from the Council for the Fight against Corruption that there are corrupt activities. The state cannot tell lies, the opposition has no responsibility and can spread lies. When the study on the impact on the environment is finished, it will be available to the public, and after that we can comment and argue. The fact is that jadarite is a huge chance for our country, lithium is the future, especially if we take into account the possibility of the entire chain of production of lithium batteries and electric vehicles. "We are talking about an impact on GDP of 20 percent," she said.