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Are You Ready for Energy 2.0?Photo: osebni arhiv

Are You Ready for Energy 2.0?

September 27, 2018 | Aron Lazarchick, Energomonitor
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies | Economy

We know it’s coming. The energy transition is underway. But what exactly are we transitioning to? How will we know when we are there? The signs that forward-thinking energy retailers are beginning to see the light are becoming clear....


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Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on Power SystemPhoto: arhiv Elektra Maribor

Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on Power System

August 28, 2018 | Dr Boštjan Blažič (UL FE), Dr Ambrož Božiček (UL FE), Dr Marko Kolenc (ELES)
Electricity | RES and EE | Transport | Energy policy

Electric vehicles (EV) are a widely discussed topic in today's society. Their popularity comes as no surprise, this high-tech industrial product being where the demand of the market (buyers) for new products meets the interests of industry, which can satisfy this demand and create higher added value, as well as, more generally, the requirements of the environmentally conscious public, which...


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What Should be Done Regarding the Croatian LNG Terminal?Photo: LNG Hrvatska

What Should be Done Regarding the Croatian LNG Terminal?

June 21, 2018 | Adrienn Selei, Borbála Takácsné Tóth, REKK
Natural gas | Energy policy

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 prospect of the project’s realisation is questionable. The preliminary results of the binding open season this spring showed a very low level (4%) of binding capacity reservation. This is not enough...


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PLANHEAT – Towards Zero-Carbon Heating and Cooling SystemsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

PLANHEAT – Towards Zero-Carbon Heating and Cooling Systems

April 16, 2018 | PLANHEAT team
RES and EE | Energy policy | Ecology | Heating

The European Commission and EU member states have committed to shift towards a low-carbon economy and an efficient and renewable energy system, and part of this is the decarbonisation of heating and cooling. To help reach this goal, the PLANHEAT project was launched in 2016 with the objective to create a free, user-friendly and open-source tool for the development of heating and cooling plans....


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Enabling Investments for Transition and Integration in South East EuropePhoto: Roman Peklaj

Enabling Investments for Transition and Integration in South East Europe

April 3, 2018 | Henning Häder, Eurelectric
Energy policy

On 9 March the Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (IENE) organised the high-level conference “Energy Market Integration and Transition in South-East Europe”, hosted by Eurelectric. Policy makers and energy experts explored the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the energy sector in the countries of South Eastern Europe, and discussed issues such as investments, market...


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Recast Electricity Directive: Getting the Provision on Capacity Calculation RightPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Recast Electricity Directive: Getting the Provision on Capacity Calculation Right

March 27, 2018 | Jerome Le Page, EFET
Electricity | Energy policy

EU states are currently discussing a proposal to force TSOs to reserve at least 75% of cross-border capacity to the market. Is this a good solution? 
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New Gas Market Act – Croatian Gas Market Reform Continues in 2018Photo: Schönherr

New Gas Market Act – Croatian Gas Market Reform Continues in 2018

March 22, 2018 | Petra Šantić, Schönherr
Natural gas | Energy policy

The new Gas Market Act (published in the Official Gazette of the RoC 'Narodne Novine' No. 18/2018 on 23 February 2018) came into force on 3 March 2018, with the primary aim of regulating the rights and obligations of participants in the Croatian gas market pursuant to the Third Gas Directive (2009/73/EC). In short, the Croatian gas market was legally liberalised in 2008, and de facto opened...


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Working Towards Sustainable Urban Development in the EU and Across the GlobePhoto: EK/Georges Boulougouris

Working Towards Sustainable Urban Development in the EU and Across the Globe

March 13, 2018 | Corina Cretu, European Commissioner
RES and EE | Energy policy

In 2015, the European Union has contributed with one single voice to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development. This universal Agenda is now a basis for the adoption of several implementing agendas, including the global New Urban Agenda, paving the way for a sustainable, place-based, and integrated approach to urban development, fully involving and empowering local actors. The...


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A Step Backwards – EU States Threaten to Reverse Progress on Single Power MarketPhoto: Roman Peklaj

A Step Backwards – EU States Threaten to Reverse Progress on Single Power Market

February 21, 2018 | Philip Baker and Christos Kolokathis, RAP
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy

The European Council’s proposals on the internal energy market fundamentally weaken the framework that is needed to deliver an integrated market that will benefit European energy consumers, write Philip Baker and Christos Kolokathis from the global energy policy advisors Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP). The proposals may even legalise practices that are currently — and should remain —...


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New Storage Solutions Are Entering European MarketsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

New Storage Solutions Are Entering European Markets

January 23, 2018 | Peter Nemček, Dr. Christoph Gutschi, cyberGRID
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

The transition of the European power system has led to a constantly growing demand for energy storage solutions, focusing on electricity storage using batteries. The rapidly growing generation from intermittent renewables, such as wind power and PV, is not following consumer demand and the balance of the power system can only be maintained by means of increasing the available storage volumes....


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