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Vekoslav Korošec, GZS: Slovenia Can Still Be Hit by a BlackoutPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Vekoslav Korošec, GZS: Slovenia Can Still Be Hit by a Blackout

August 12, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy

“In terms of renewable energy targets, especially in the period to 2030, Slovenia has two major advantages over other EU member states, which need to be considered: water area and forest cover. By water area, the country is ranked third in the EU behind Sweden and Finland; the key, however, is the multi-purpose use of water. Needless to say, decisions should be made at three levels: the levels...


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Marko Drobnič, Talum: Putting Added Value at the Heart of Product DevelopmentPhoto: Stanko Kozel

Marko Drobnič, Talum: Putting Added Value at the Heart of Product Development

July 29, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | New technologies | Economy

Talum is one of the biggest Slovenian exporters: Since 2018, it has been the world’s largest producer of slugs and discs: now at 40,000 tonnes per year, the company's production capacity is growing further still. Already ranked second in the world by the energy efficiency of aluminium production (in terms of specific energy consumption), Talum is now extending its ambitious plans also to energy...


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Prof. Malcolm Joyce: There Is Currently a Very Stimulating Environment for Investment in Nuclear in the UKPhoto: Valerija Hozjan

Prof. Malcolm Joyce: There Is Currently a Very Stimulating Environment for Investment in Nuclear in the UK

July 15, 2019 | Valerija Hozjan
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

Nuclear energy will play a significant role in the United Kingdom’s (the UK) energy mix in the future, said Malcolm Joyce, professor of nuclear engineering and associate dean for research at the Faculty of Science & Technology at Lancaster University in the UK. “The UK has a long history of success in the field of nuclear technology and has for several years been making preparations to ensure...


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Prof Andrej Gubina: Renewables, Nuclear and Knowledge Are Indispensable!Photo: Katja Cankar

Prof Andrej Gubina: Renewables, Nuclear and Knowledge Are Indispensable!

July 1, 2019 | Alenka L. Klopčič, Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | RES and EE | Coal | CO2 emissions

“The South East European region has a renewable sources (RES) technical potential of 740 GW. Of this amount, 120 GW is represented by solar potential and 532 GW by wind potential – both of which are largely untapped. Of the overall RES potential, 126.9 GW is already cost-competitive today,” said Andrej Gubina from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana at the second Montel Market...


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Duška Godina, Slovenia's Energy Agency: A Change of Thinking Is Needed!Photo: Agencija za energijo

Duška Godina, Slovenia's Energy Agency: A Change of Thinking Is Needed!

June 24, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy

The Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia is one of the EU's few national regulatory authorities (NRAs) that have developed their own IT solutions to meet the strict security requirements and gain access to data on wholesale market trading from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) under the REMIT regulation. “Implementing the regulation is a very challenging task. For...


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Igor Jenčič, JSI: The Disorientation Regarding Nuclear Is Not HelpfulPhoto: Igor Zaplatil

Igor Jenčič, JSI: The Disorientation Regarding Nuclear Is Not Helpful

June 17, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič, Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Energy policy

Global Boom of Nuclear Energy; What About Slovenia? – »The Most Cost-effective Solution for Slovenia Is a Combination of RES and Nuclear« – Nuclear Future: 'To Be or Not to Be?' – Slovenia's Krško NPP Should Already Have a Second Unit – Could Modular Reactors Replace Second Unit of Slovenia's Krško NPP? – Slovenia Will Need Two Nuclear Plants – The Future of the EU's NPPs Is...


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Nazli Naseh, Montel-Foreks: Turkish Power Prices Expected to Steadily IncreasePhoto: osebni arhiv

Nazli Naseh, Montel-Foreks: Turkish Power Prices Expected to Steadily Increase

June 10, 2019 | Tanja Srnovršnik
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy

Although the slowing of economic growth and the tumbling Turkish lira have pushed Turkish companies into debt and there may still be some difficult times ahead, electricity demand is expected to grow faster than supply in the future, resulting in slowly but steadily increasing power prices, Nazli Naseh, the director and editor of Montel-Foreks, explained in an interview with Energetika.NET. Naseh...


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Matteo Ballarin, Europe Energy: Disruption Leading the Way to the Energy FuturePhoto: Linkedin

Matteo Ballarin, Europe Energy: Disruption Leading the Way to the Energy Future

June 3, 2019 | Alenka Lena Klopčič, Milan
Electricity | Economy | Startup

“We want to break the rules and get out of the cage. We don’t want to hear what is and isn’t possible. We want to be an active player in Europe that brings changes and disruption,” said Matteo Ballarin, the founder and chairman of Europe Energy, at May’s launch of the company’s new brand called ‘withu’. The event took place in Milan, Italy, and it was also covered by...


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Adrian Joyce, EuroACE: Few EU Countries Will Implement Amended EPBD on TimePhoto: osebni arhiv

Adrian Joyce, EuroACE: Few EU Countries Will Implement Amended EPBD on Time

May 27, 2019 | Valerija Hozjan, Tanja Srnovršnik
RES and EE | Energy policy | Economy

The part of the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) that has caused the most difficulties for EU member states is the requirement that all new buildings completed on or after 1 January 2021 must be near zero-energy buildings. Very few member states are likely to comply with this on time, said Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of the European Alliance of Companies for Energy...


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Valentinčič, Petrol: The Key Is in Connecting Business Models and TechnologiesPhoto: Valerija Hozjan

Valentinčič, Petrol: The Key Is in Connecting Business Models and Technologies

May 20, 2019 | Valerija Hozjan
Electricity | Oil and oil derivates | RES and EE | Transport | New technologies

“Renewable energy sources are the future and Petrol would like to see even more of them. However, the problem is the siting of such facilities. In some of our neighbouring countries, these procedures are a bit faster, so we are currently putting more focus on implementing these projects abroad,” explained Miha Valentinčič, Director of the Innovative Business Models and Digitalisation unit at...


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