Energy Diary

Two months' pension, up in smoke

Photo: Emil Danailov

Photo: Emil Danailov

A 50-year-old stove is hardly the latest in heating technology. Yet it is all Nefie (69) has to keep her two-room home warm in winter. Such stoves are widespread in Ribnovo, a traditional Muslim village in the mountains of southwest Bulgaria. The wood supply for a single winter can cost two months’ of Nefie’s pension.

by Ana Coric