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Electricity and the Quality of Life – Part 2Photo: GEN

Electricity and the Quality of Life – Part 2

November 19, 2020 | Danijel Levičar
Electricity | Energy policy

The electricity shortages in Germany and California have revealed the flawed energy strategy and policy in these two countries. Both have been transitioning to renewables for several years and both have been using them mainly to substitute nuclear power plants....


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What Drives Energy Utilities to Go Green and How Active Are Slovenian End-consumers at Switching Suppliers?Photo: Roman Peklaj

What Drives Energy Utilities to Go Green and How Active Are Slovenian End-consumers at Switching Suppliers?

November 16, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | RES and EE | Economy | En.vision

“Green energy has become a popular topic among various investors in recent years. In order to adapt to investors’ needs, an increasing number of companies are targeting an increase in their contribution to using renewable energy sources. Electricity utility companies with a significant carbon-footprint represent the backbone of total energy generation and are typically listed on the local...


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Electricity and the Quality of Life – Part 1Photo: GEN

Electricity and the Quality of Life – Part 1

November 10, 2020 | Danijel Levičar
Electricity | Energy policy | Economy

What is quality of life and how is it connected to the supply of electricity? According to the researchers exploring it, quality of life is an assessment of a general well-being of a community, which is affected by a range of factors. The GDP is one of them, although by far not the most important. Still, the GDP is an indicator of development in a certain geographical area (region, country,...


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Lead Author for the IPCC and Nobel Prize Winner Positive about a Sustainable FuturePhoto: Roman Peklaj

Lead Author for the IPCC and Nobel Prize Winner Positive about a Sustainable Future

November 6, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
RES and EE | New technologies | Ecology | En.vision

If in the sixties gas was the ‘prime time’ of the energy era, nowadays hydrogen has taken over the hype, along with other clean-tech, such as lithium batteries, EVs, and, of course, renewables, said Daniel M. Kammen, lead author for the IPCC and Nobel Prize winner, in the conclusion of this year’s TBB (The Business Booster), the biggest energy start-up event in Europe, organised by EIT...


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The EU and the Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center, Supported by Bill GatesPhoto: Roman Pekljaj

The EU and the Green Hydrogen Acceleration Center, Supported by Bill Gates

November 6, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
RES and EE | New technologies | Startup | En.vision

Green steel based on green hydrogen usage is possible and, furthermore, it is the future. This was one of the two takeaways from the first day of this year’s TBB (The Business Booster), the biggest energy start-up event in Europe, organised by EIT InnoEnergy. The second refers to the information that, supported by Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy, the European Green Hydrogen Acceleration...


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Are Energy Start-ups Contributing to the Net-Zero Emissions World?Photo: Roman Peklaj

Are Energy Start-ups Contributing to the Net-Zero Emissions World?

November 5, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
New technologies | Economy | Startup | En.vision

The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on the ‘here and now’. Still, it is vital that we boost the European sustainable energy system, stressed the Vice President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič, in the opening of the EIT InnoEnergy TBB (The Business Booster), the biggest energy start-up event in Europe, which this year took place, of course, online. Recently, EIT...


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Stanislav Vojsk, Slovenian DSO SODO: Innovation Will Be KeyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Stanislav Vojsk, Slovenian DSO SODO: Innovation Will Be Key

October 30, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

The Slovenian DSO SODO has just concluded its largest and most challenging investment in the last three years, relating to the new EUR 4.5 million 110/35/20 kV Kobarid substation, after which it aims to construct a 20 kV cable network connection with the town of Bovec in cooperation with the Slovenian distributor Elektro Primorska. This year, the DSO also concluded an investment relating to the...


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Matej Grdadolnik, Siemens: We Don’t Have to Worry About Blackouts...Photo: Roman Peklaj

Matej Grdadolnik, Siemens: We Don’t Have to Worry About Blackouts...

October 29, 2020 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | New technologies | Economy | En.vision

We don’t have to worry about blackouts if we can balance and stabilise power grids in the dynamic environment with suitable technology, believes Matej Grdadolnik, who is responsible for energy management in Siemens Slovenia and who spoke to Energetika.NET on adapting the energy industry to new global trends and requirements. “The energy landscape is facing changing market requirements, social...


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