Kopač: Coal Plants the Losers in the Energy Transition

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Tanja S. Volarič, Vienna
Kopač: Coal Plants the Losers in the Energy TransitionPhoto: Energetska skupnost

The Large Combustion Plants and Industrial Emissions Directives, which entered into force in the Energy Community on 1 January this year, have made coal power plants financially unsustainable and

SolarPower: EU Solar Capacity to Grow by 45% in 2018, 58% in 2019

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
SolarPower: EU Solar Capacity to Grow by 45% in 2018, 58% in 2019Photo: arhiv Bisol

Europe installed 9.2 GW of solar PV capacities in 2017, up 31% compared to the previous year, primarily due to “Turkey's gigantic growth”, said the lobby group SolarPower Europe earlier this week.

Bulgarian BEH to Sign MoU with EIB on Gas Link with Greece

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Bulgarian BEH to Sign MoU with EIB on Gas Link with GreecePhoto: Energetika.NET

The state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Investment Bank (EIB) next week in connection with construction of the Bulgaria-Greece

Foratom: Nuclear Long-Term Operation to Help Europe Meet Its Climate Goals

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Foratom: Nuclear Long-Term Operation to Help Europe Meet Its Climate GoalsPhoto: Westinghouse

EU must recognise and reward the long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear reactors in their role in meeting Europe’s long-term climate goals, said Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, to the

European Commission Opens Investigation into Qatar Gas Flow

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
European Commission Opens Investigation into Qatar Gas FlowPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Commission opened a formal investigation on Thursday to assess whether supply agreements between Qatar Petroleum companies exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) and European importers

Petition for Development Banks to Stop Supporting HPPs in the Balkans

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Petition for Development Banks to Stop Supporting HPPs in the BalkansPhoto: Andreja Šalamun

Representatives from the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign to save Europe’s last remaining wild rivers have handed in a petition endorsed globally by more than 120,000 people, calling on

Majority of EU Countries Use RES Tendering Schemes; Some in SEE Have No Plans

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Majority of EU Countries Use RES Tendering Schemes; Some in SEE Have No PlansPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

A new report by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) finds that tendering procedures – rather than administratively-set support levels – have been implemented, or are about to be

Hungarian HUPX to Introduce Shorter Lead Time on Intraday Market

Date: 21.06.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Hungarian HUPX to Introduce Shorter Lead Time on Intraday MarketPhoto: ACER

The Hungarian power exchange, HUPX, said on Wednesday that on 27 June it will introduce a shorter lead time of 90 minutes on the intraday market as part of its development plan for 2018.

What Should be Done Regarding the Croatian LNG Terminal?

Date: 21.06.2018 Author: Adrienn Selei, Borbála Takácsné Tóth, REKK
What Should be Done Regarding the Croatian LNG Terminal?Photo: LNG Hrvatska

Although preparation work for the commissioning of the LNG terminal on the island of Krk has been ongoing for more than a decade, during the course of which there have been several modifications, the

China and Its Energy Investment in Germany: Cause for Concern or Unfounded Fear?

Date: 21.06.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
China and Its Energy Investment in Germany: Cause for Concern or Unfounded Fear?Photo: Roman Peklaj

Although direct foreign investment is usually welcome, an increasing number of Chinese investments in Germany has recently caused considerable uneasiness in Europe’s biggest economy. There is a

Porsche Takes 10% Stake in Croatian Electric Sports Car Company Rimac

Date: 21.06.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Porsche Takes 10% Stake in Croatian Electric Sports Car Company RimacPhoto: Mestna občina Celje

Porsche, the sports car division of Germany’s Volkswagen, said on Wednesday that it has invested in the Croatian technology and electric sports car company, Rimac Automobili, by taking a minority

Slovenia’s GEN-I and Pošta Slovenije to Co-operate in Green Delivery Solutions

Date: 21.06.2018 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia’s GEN-I and Pošta Slovenije to Co-operate in Green Delivery SolutionsPhoto: GEN-I

The president of the Slovenian energy trader GEN-I, Robert Golob, and the general manager of the Slovenian state-owned Pošta Slovenije, Boris Novak, signed an agreement on Tuesday on business

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