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IEA’s Fatih Birol Has Very Bad News on Efficiency and EmissionsPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

IEA’s Fatih Birol Has Very Bad News on Efficiency and Emissions

October 22, 2018 | Ana Vučina Vršnak
RES and EE | Energy policy | CO2 emissions | Economy

Recent trends show that policy efforts in the field of energy efficiency have weakened in recent years. In other words, the improvements in energy efficiency that have been seen in recent years are now slowing down as fewer new standards and policies were introduced in the past two years. This has contributed to the acceleration in energy demand growth that was observed in 2017, said the...


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Elektroprivreda BiH Presents CoolHeating Project in BiHPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Elektroprivreda BiH Presents CoolHeating Project in BiH

October 22, 2018 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies | Economy | Heating

Elektroprivreda BiH, the largest power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and BiH’s Municipality of Visoko have presented the CoolHeating project implemented under the EU HORIZON 2020 programme. The programme aims to support the implementation of modular heating and cooling systems based on renewable energy sources (RES) in the communities of South Eastern Europe. At the Info Investment...


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Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate ChangePhoto: Peter Palčec

Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate Change

October 19, 2018 | Peter Palčec
RES and EE | Energy policy | CO2 emissions | Ecology

“The policy makers of today are underestimating the risks of climate change. The lack of political will to take drastic action could seriously endanger our goal of preventing the rise in the global temperature and of adapting to the climate changes that are already happening. Climate change is an accelerator of instability and is foremost an energy problem,“ said Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, the...


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Data Key to Energy Transition, But It Needs to be SharedPhoto: Tanja S. Volarič

Data Key to Energy Transition, But It Needs to be Shared

October 19, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič, Copenhagen
RES and EE | New technologies | Economy

The key bit to the energy transition is the data and the value of data increases when it is shared, said Tim Naylor, Head of Envision Energy’s Digital business, on Thursday at InnoEnergy’s TBB (The Business Booster) conference in Copenhagen, which Energetika.NET also attended....


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Slovenian Petrol Acquires Petrol GeotermPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Slovenian Petrol Acquires Petrol Geoterm

October 19, 2018 | Andreja Šalamun
Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | Energy policy | Economy

The Slovenian company Petrol acquired Petrol Geoterm at the beginning of October, which is evident from an acquisition agreement that Petrol published on the Ajpes website on Thursday....


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European Commission and Bill Gates Launch EUR 100m Clean Energy FundPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

European Commission and Bill Gates Launch EUR 100m Clean Energy Fund

October 18, 2018 | Peter Palčec
RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies | Economy | Ecology

The European Commission and Breakthrough Energy, led by Bill Gates, launched a new investment fund – Breakthrough Energy Europe – on Wednesday, to help innovative European companies develop and bring radically new clean energy technologies to the market, worth EUR 100 million, states a press release from the European Commission....


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InnoEnergy: From Ocean Energy With Buoys to Drones For Wind TurbinesPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

InnoEnergy: From Ocean Energy With Buoys to Drones For Wind Turbines

October 18, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar, Copenhagen
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

The startups supported by InnoEnergy, Europe’s largest energy-related business accelerator, have so far created 1,741 jobs and brought energy access to 56,000 people in developing countries. As the company’s representatives noted at Wednesday’s press conference alongside The Business Booster (TBB) event in Copenhagen, which Energetika.NET is also attending, InnoEnergy´s assets will generate...


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TBB: Energy System of the Future Calls for Educated Consumers!Photo: Alenka Žumbar

TBB: Energy System of the Future Calls for Educated Consumers!

October 18, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar, Copenhagen
RES and EE

If the carbon price reaches the appropriate level, the impact will also be visible in (energy) innovations, noted the participants of Wednesday’s round table on the energy future, held as part of InnoEnergy’s TBB (The Business Booster) conference in Copenhagen, which Energetika.NET also attended. Innovation will provide the answer to the looming question of climate change, concluded the...


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PCIs: Call for Applications for Candidate Projects in ElectricityPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

PCIs: Call for Applications for Candidate Projects in Electricity

October 17, 2018 | Ana Vučina Vršnak
Electricity | Energy policy

The European Commission opened a call on 15 October for electricity projects to be submitted as candidates for the fourth European Union Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) list....


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Georgeta Corina Popescu Appointed Interim CEO of Romania's ElectricaPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Georgeta Corina Popescu Appointed Interim CEO of Romania's Electrica

October 17, 2018 | Ana Vučina Vršnak
Electricity | Economy

The board of directors of the Romanian power supplier and distributor Electrica reached a mutual agreement on Monday with the company’s CEO Catalin Stancu, to end his mandate on 1 November 2018. In parallel, the board nominated Georgeta Corina Popescu as interim CEO starting from 1 November 2018....


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