Bulgaria is for its energy supply for a large part depending on coal and wood – and electricity, which is for the majority generated by the outdated and generally considered to be unsafe Kozloduj nuclear power plant.

The Bulgarian Energy Brigades want to show with their programme, that energy efficiency is much more logical answer to the country’s problems in energy policy and in the country’s economic and social situation, than continuing dependence on nuclear power.

By working with partners from different social sectors, the economic viability of simple energy efficiency techniques is made very obvious. At the same time, the Bulgarian Energy Brigades are a catalyst for community building amongst socially weaker groups.