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Bandelj: Decline in Coal Power Generation Evidence That EU ETS Is WorkingPhoto: Belektron

Bandelj: Decline in Coal Power Generation Evidence That EU ETS Is Working

September 20, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | Coal | CO2 emissions

Despite some setbacks, the EU ETS is working, as can be seen in coal being squeezed out of some power markets in Europe, e.g. the UK and the Netherlands. This has resulted in a significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European industry and power sector, said Boštjan Bandelj, the director of Belektron, on Thursday at the 16th International Conference on the European Energy...


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Energy Companies in Romania Will Have to Announce Ownership Changes in AdvancePhoto: www.pixabay.com

Energy Companies in Romania Will Have to Announce Ownership Changes in Advance

September 20, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | Natural gas | Energy policy

The owners of companies licensed for the production, distribution or supply of electricity or heating, and for the distribution and supply of natural gas in Romania will have to announce any plans to sell their business or reduce their stakes by more than 5% one year in advance, states a draft bill proposal drafted by Romania's national energy regulator, ANRE, which is currently open for public...


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Ten Years of Renewable Energy Investments Led By Solar to Reach EUR 2.35tnPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

Ten Years of Renewable Energy Investments Led By Solar to Reach EUR 2.35tn

September 20, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

Global investment in new renewable energy capacity over this decade — 2010 to 2019 inclusive — is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion (EUR 2.35 trillion), with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology, states the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019 report published by BNEF. Investments over the decade are set to have roughly quadrupled...


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EEM19: Luče (SI) and Križevci (HR) as First Self-Sufficient Energy CommunitiesPhoto: arhiv Dovolj za vse

EEM19: Luče (SI) and Križevci (HR) as First Self-Sufficient Energy Communities

September 19, 2019 | Valerija Hozjan
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy

The Compile project, which includes 13 partners and which is co-financed by the EU (EUR 5.43 million as part of Horizon 2020), aims to present the opportunities related to the creation of energy islands in remote areas or areas weakly connected to the grid, as well as to decarbonising energy supply, establishing energy communities, and creating environmental and socioeconomic benefits, said Tomi...


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Slovenian Resalta Enters Polish Market Through Joint VenturePhoto: Roman Pekljaj

Slovenian Resalta Enters Polish Market Through Joint Venture

September 18, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE

The Slovenian energy efficiency and renewable energy company Resalta has announced the launch of its new joint venture with the Polish energy transition service provider Luneos. The new venture will mark the start of Resalta’s operations in Poland, states a press release from Resalta....


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European Commission Approves E.ON’s Acquisition of InnogyPhoto: www.pixabay.com

European Commission Approves E.ON’s Acquisition of Innogy

September 18, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | Energy policy

The European Commission has approved the acquisition by E.ON of Innogy's distribution and consumer solutions business as well as certain of its electricity generation assets. The approval, which was granted on Thursday under the EU Merger Regulation, is conditional on full compliance with a commitments package offered by E.ON, states a press release from the Commission....


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Albanian DSO to Install 3,527 Smart Meters in Kashar-Vore AreaPhoto: Martina Budal

Albanian DSO to Install 3,527 Smart Meters in Kashar-Vore Area

September 18, 2019 | Peter Palčec
RES and EE | Energy policy

The Albanian electricity DSO, OSHEE, has launched a pilot project for the installation of smart meters in the area of Kashar-Vore. It is currently planned that around 3,527 smart meters will be installed, including 1,000 smart meters in households and in 20 state-owned entities, states a press release from OSHEE....


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Reabold Resources Increases Its Stake in Danube PetroleumPhoto: Tanja S. Volarič

Reabold Resources Increases Its Stake in Danube Petroleum

September 17, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | Economy

Reabold Resources, an investment company which focuses on investments in pre-cash flow upstream oil and gas projects, has announced that, following the highly encouraging results of the Iecea Mica-1 appraisal well, onshore Romania, it has entered into an agreement to increase its interest in Danube Petroleum Limited via a subscription for new ordinary shares in the company....


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Slovenian Resalta Raises Additional EUR 4m of Equity CapitalPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Slovenian Resalta Raises Additional EUR 4m of Equity Capital

September 16, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
RES and EE | Economy

The Slovenian provider of energy efficiency solutions Resalta has raised an additional EUR 4 million from its shareholders. According to Resalta, the additional equity is “intended to support Resalta’s continued growth and to help it in the development of its ambitious project pipeline and international expansion.”...


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Energy Trilemma Index 2019: Switzerland First, Slovenia DeclinesPhoto: iStockPhoto

Energy Trilemma Index 2019: Switzerland First, Slovenia Declines

September 16, 2019 | Peter Palčec
RES and EE | Energy policy

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index 2019 has ranked Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark at the top, recognising the well-developed economies where the challenge of energy access has been solved and is being maintained at a high level. Slovenia fell by six places, achieving 12th place, while the country achieved 9th place in the category of energy security. In the South East European...


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