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FBiH Initiates Activities to Award Concessions for Oil and Gas ExploitationPhoto: Victor Habbick via FreeDigitalPhotos

FBiH Initiates Activities to Award Concessions for Oil and Gas Exploitation

November 15, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | Energy policy

The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mining of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), Nermin Džindić, has announced that the Federal Government has decided to launch activities to award a concession for the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in FBiH. In the next 15 days, following the announcement of an international public invitation to tender, interested bidders will have...


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Serbia Founds First Energy Cooperative ‘Sunny Roofs’Photo: Gorenje Solar

Serbia Founds First Energy Cooperative ‘Sunny Roofs’

November 15, 2019 | Peter Palčec
RES and EE

Citizens of Šabac have founded the first energy cooperative in Serbia, called Sunny Roofs. The cooperative will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign for its first project, the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of the Toplana-Šabac public heating utility. The investment in the 16.5 kW plant is estimated at EUR 15,000, reported Balkangreenenergynews.com....


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Romania: Higher Regulated Power Prices for Hidroelectrica and NuclearelectricaPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Romania: Higher Regulated Power Prices for Hidroelectrica and Nuclearelectrica

November 15, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Energy policy

Regulated electricity sales prices will increase by about RON 5 (EUR 1.05) per MWh from 1 January 2020 for both Romania’s state-owned Nuclearelectrica, the operator of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant (NPP), and Romania’s largest power producer, Hidroelectrica reported economica.net....


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ENTSOs: Decarbonisation to Decrease Gas Imports After 2030Photo: GCA

ENTSOs: Decarbonisation to Decrease Gas Imports After 2030

November 14, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Energy policy

While imports of energy - in particular of gas - are expected to increase in the EU until 2030 due to the declining domestic natural gas production, the “insourcing” of energy production - namely indigenous production of renewable gas - will reduce the import dependency to about 20-36%, wrote the European networks of TSOs for electricity and gas, ENTSO-E and ENTSOG, in their finalised joint...


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Slovenian GEN-I Expands E-Mobility Services to CroatiaPhoto: 

Slovenian GEN-I Expands E-Mobility Services to Croatia

November 14, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Transport

The Slovenian company GEN-I and Hrvatski Telekom, the largest operator of public and private electric vehicle chargers in Croatia, have signed a cooperation agreement. Owners of electric vehicles (EV) from Slovenia and Croatia using GEN-I's e-mobility services will be able to use charging stations for electric vehicles operated by Hrvatski Telekom, said GEN-I in a press release....


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Hungarian MOL Acquires German Plastic Compounder Company AuroraPhoto: arhiv MOL

Hungarian MOL Acquires German Plastic Compounder Company Aurora

November 14, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Economy | Ecology

The Hungarian oil and gas company MOL has announced that with effect from 31 October 2019 it has acquired a 100% shareholding in Aurora, a German plastic compounder company. As a result of the acquisition, the MOL Group is strengthening its position in the recycled, sustainable compounding segment and in the automotive supplier industry, states a press release from MOL....


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GlobalData: Number of EV on Roads Worldwide Increased to Five Million in 2019Photo: Pixabay

GlobalData: Number of EV on Roads Worldwide Increased to Five Million in 2019

November 13, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Transport | Energy policy

“We are at the very beginning of the era of electric vehicles (EVs). Today, there are five million EVs on the world’s roads, which is up two million from 2018. China is in the leading position in terms of the largest EV market, followed by Europe and the US. However, large-scale commercial production of EVs by the big car makers is unlikely to take off until 2025,” states a press release...


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EU Finance Ministers Call for End of Fossil Fuel FundingPhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

EU Finance Ministers Call for End of Fossil Fuel Funding

November 12, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Natural gas | Coal | Energy policy | Economy

Multilateral development banks, such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank, should adopt responsible investment policies and “phase out financing of fossil fuel projects, in particular those using solid fossil fuels, taking into account the sustainable development and energy needs, including energy security, of partner countries”, said EU finance ministers in a joint...


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USAID to Implement EPA Project in Republika SrpskaPhoto: www.pixabay.com

USAID to Implement EPA Project in Republika Srpska

November 11, 2019 | Peter Palčec
Energy policy

The Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) entity Republika Srpska, Petar Đokić, has spoken with representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), states a press release from the government of Republika Srpska. During the meeting, among others, USAID representatives presented a new project titled ‘The Energy Sector...


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Go-live of CEE Intraday Power Coupling Expansion Confirmed for 19 NovemberPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Go-live of CEE Intraday Power Coupling Expansion Confirmed for 19 November

November 8, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity

Nominated electricity market operators (NEMOs) and transmission system operators (TSOs) have confirmed the target date for the go-live of the second wave of the single intraday coupling project (SIDC, formerly known as XBID) on 19 November with the first deliveries due on 20 November. According to the NEMOs and TSOs, this confirmation follows the successful completion of testing and the first...


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