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SED 2019: Gas Consumption to Grow or Remain Stable At Least to 2050Photo: Shutterstock

SED 2019: Gas Consumption to Grow or Remain Stable At Least to 2050

April 16, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Pula
Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | Energy policy

Gas consumption is set to grow until around 2030 or 2035 as gas plays an important role in the transition from coal, nuclear, and heavy oil. This will be followed by some 20 years of stability, the transition period undoubtedly lasting longer than expected, said Pavao Vujnovac, the owner and President of the Board of the ENNA Group and the gas company PPD (Prvo plinarsko društvo), at the Energy...


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SED 2019: Croatia Needs “Intelligent Risk Taking” in Oil and Gas ExplorationPhoto: Tanja S. Volarič

SED 2019: Croatia Needs “Intelligent Risk Taking” in Oil and Gas Exploration

April 15, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Pula
Natural gas | Oil and oil derivates | RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy

Both the Croatian oil company INA and Vermilion Energy, a Canadian company that signed contracts to carry out exploration activities in four blocks of the Croatian region of Slavonia, are optimistic about oil and gas prospects in Croatia. But at the Energy Democracy Summit (SED 2019) in Pula, Croatia last week, the Managing Director of Vermilion Energy for Central and Eastern Europe, Bryan Sralla,...


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SED 2019: Trading in Futures Expected to Rise in SEEPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik

SED 2019: Trading in Futures Expected to Rise in SEE

April 11, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik, Pula
Electricity

The Croatian energy exchange CROPEX is considering introducing some form of long-term financial products, after European Energy Exchange (EEX) has announced its plan to expand its product range on 3 June 2019 with new power futures for the Slovenian, Serbian and Bulgarian market areas, said Silvio Brkić, the CEO of CROPEX, at the Energy Democracy Summit (SED 2019) in Pula, Croatia, on Wednesday....


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EC Adopts Recommendation on Cybersecurity in Energy SectorPhoto: www.pixabay.com

EC Adopts Recommendation on Cybersecurity in Energy Sector

April 10, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | Energy policy | New technologies

Digitalisation increasingly exposes the energy system to cyberattacks and incidents which may jeopardise the security of energy supply. In order to address these challenges, the European Commission adopted a recommendation last week that provides guidance on how to address the specific challenges of cybersecurity in the energy sector. It identifies the main measures required to preserve...


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Slovenia’s Steklarna Hrastnik to Produce Hydrogen from Solar PowerPhoto: Valerija Hozjan

Slovenia’s Steklarna Hrastnik to Produce Hydrogen from Solar Power

April 3, 2019 | Valerija Hozjan
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | New technologies

The Slovenian glass products manufacturer Steklarna Hrastnik will replace part of the natural gas it uses to melt glass with hydrogen. The electricity required for the production of hydrogen will be generated by the company’s own 184.2 kW solar power plant....


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Report: Global Volume of Planned Coal Plants Falls for a Third YearPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

Report: Global Volume of Planned Coal Plants Falls for a Third Year

March 29, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Coal | CO2 emissions

Coal power capacity under construction globally increased by 12% in 2018, from 209 GW in 2017 to nearly 236 GW in 2018, despite a fall in volume of planned coal-fired power plants, according to the Boom and Bust 2019 report produced by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and Global Energy Monitor....


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IEA: Global CO2 Emissions Hit a New Record on Higher Energy DemandPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

IEA: Global CO2 Emissions Hit a New Record on Higher Energy Demand

March 27, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Coal | CO2 emissions | Economy

Energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3% last year, its fastest pace this decade, with natural gas accounting for 45% of the rise in energy consumption. As a result of higher energy consumption, CO2 emissions rose 1.7% last year and hit a new record. The power sector accounted for nearly two-thirds of emissions growth. Meanwhile, energy demand in Europe increased by just 0.2% in 2018 while emissions...


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Future Trend Points to Phase-out of Feed-in Tariff Systems for RenewablesPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Future Trend Points to Phase-out of Feed-in Tariff Systems for Renewables

March 25, 2019 | Valerija Hozjan
RES and EE | Economy

When it comes to the promotion of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES), state aid schemes will remain relevant for quite some time, along with schemes aimed at covering part of the initial investment, despite the emergence of new, advanced forms of renewable energy (co-)financing. However, in the future, grants will have to be complemented with new business models that act as leverage...


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150 MW of Power Available in 2-5 MinutesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

150 MW of Power Available in 2-5 Minutes

March 19, 2019 | Andreja Šalamun
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies | Economy

The Slovenian energy company GEN-I, acting as an aggregator, manages resources which provide a total of 150 MW of power. This power can be made available in 2-5 minutes, said Rok Lacko, the company's Head of Energy Services Development, at GEN-I’s 12th annual partner meeting in Ljubljana on Thursday. These resources, which operate on an on-call basis, are spread over four countries and are...


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Are We Ready for Photovoltaic Waste?Photo: Marija Jankovska

Are We Ready for Photovoltaic Waste?

March 15, 2019 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies | Ecology

How is photovoltaic waste management regulated in the EU, and Slovenia specifically, and how does the management of used panels work in practice? In search for answers, Energetika.NET has turned to Gregor Tehovnik, a successful entrepreneur and the Director of GTECH, whose wealth of experience with the solar market also extends to the proverbially ‘sunburnt’ Australia; and has spoken about the...


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