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Power and Tourism

Here's another article from the IPS agency. This one is about plans to build an oil-fired power station in Vlora.


nick said…
Interesting...just how much of the country will this plant be able to cover in terms of energy neeeds?
Anonymous said…
No way! There are lots of other options and technologies out there. Ruining the coast is pure dumbness with a hint of evil intentions
They just could not find a least suitable place to build I guess not.
Anonymous said…
Why are you guys complaining. Everyone seem to go for holidays abroad now and the foreign tourist...hemmm forget about them for another 30 years.
I think we should build 2 or 3 more around Saranda too preferably atomic power station so no tourist will go to west Greece either. if we go down we take them with us.
Just typical Albanian responses. It's a frickin' thermo plant. It's not going to ruin the environment. Other than wind and solar power, it's the cleanest source of energy. And the area where it's supposed to be built is already polluted. But don't let the facts get in your way. I guess those black outs are better. Why aren't these people protesting about the real danger that is the ridiculous construction that is suffocating our coast and that has already destroyed the beach around Durres? Just goes to shows the hypocrisy of this whole argument.
our man said…
Nobody wants a power station nearby but they have to go somewhere and it makes sense to have them relatively near population centres - access, availability of workers, infrastructure and the like.

AlbNova I think your right about the extent to which the coast has already been destroyed by reckless development.

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