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Daniel Berg

About Daniel Berg

Daniel Berg is Country Head of Serbia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He joined the EBRD in 1995 as an adviser to the Board Director for the United States of America. In 1997 he transferred to the Bank’s Financial Institutions team and moved to Almaty in 2000, where he developed the Bank’s operations. He became Head of Office in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2004, in Albania in 2007 and most recently, since July 2010, was Director for Bulgaria in Sofia. He was educated in the US, where he attended Rutgers College and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Greener and More Resilient: Energy Sector Reforms in Serbia for the Benefit of All

Belgrade, Serbia - confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers

When Serbia started excavating the first lignite mine in the Kolubara coal basin, and constructed the first lignite fired power plants, built with Soviet technology, in the 1950s, electrification was at the cutting edge of industrialisation and the development of the Yugoslav economy. The lignite mines in Kolubara were among the largest in Europe, producing 30 million tonnes of coal. Together with a second mining basin in Kostolac, these two lignite fields supplied the fuel for 55 per cent of Serbia’s power generation capacity. In the 1970s and 1980s coal-fired power plants were built in Obrenovac, including the two huge units of the Nikola Tesla B power plant; built to supply the whole of Yugoslavia. Continue reading Greener and More Resilient: Energy Sector Reforms in Serbia for the Benefit of All