WHAT'S NEW IN STARA ZAGORA?
In south-central Bulgaria, the province of Stara Zagora hosts the largest source of CO2 emissions in Bulgaria, the Maritsa Iztok Complex.
The region is strongly focused on lignite extraction and lignite-fired electricity generation which have brought economic prosperity over the past 15 years.
However, the transition towards climate neutrality will be a great challenge for the lignite related activities.
If not properly managed, the energy transition puts at risk the socio-economic stability of the region.