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Pippa Gallop, Bankwatch: We Need to Stop Building New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure!Photo: Andreja Šalamun

Pippa Gallop, Bankwatch: We Need to Stop Building New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure!

August 13, 2018 | Andreja Šalamun
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy

While the major EU states have already set out a clear strategy for the swiftest possible transition to renewable energy sources and found many business opportunities along the way, the countries of South East Europe (SEE), where renewable power plant projects remain rare, are mainly still dawdling, or worse, actually planning to construct new thermal power plants (TPPs). Bosnia and Herzegovina...


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Gregor Novak, SunContract: The Future Lies in a Combination of Renewables and BlockchainPhoto: Barbara Reya

Gregor Novak, SunContract: The Future Lies in a Combination of Renewables and Blockchain

July 30, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

SONCE energija, the company behind the SunContract platform, now responsible for marketing the services provided by the platform in its new role as a partner for the Slovenian market, has installed more than 200 solar power plants across Slovenia in the last decade. After the idea of an energy trading platform was unveiled publicly last year, USD 2 million was raised fairly quickly to fund its...


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Janez Kopač, EnC: End of the Line for Coal-fired TPPs in Balkans as WellPhoto: Energetska skupnost

Janez Kopač, EnC: End of the Line for Coal-fired TPPs in Balkans as Well

July 16, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy

As recently as three to four years ago, practically all the energy policy makers in the Western Balkans found it inconceivable to give up coal, whereas now, it is quite clear to everyone that there will probably not be a single new coal-fired thermal power plant (TPP) built in the Balkans and that the old ones will be shut down sooner or later, the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat,...


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Júlia Lobenwein, HUPX: Hungarian Gas Futures Could Be the Next Success StoryPhoto: HUPX

Júlia Lobenwein, HUPX: Hungarian Gas Futures Could Be the Next Success Story

July 9, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Economy

The Hungarian HUPX Group, which includes the HUPX power exchange, the CEEGEX gas exchange, and the HUDEX derivative energy exchange, is operating in a very competitive environment. Therefore, the group is continuously innovating and introducing many new initiatives and products on all its market segments in order to further increase liquidity and keep up with the competition, Júlia Lobenwein,...


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Kocho Angjushev, Macedonian Deputy PM: Macedonia Can Use Bulgarian PXPhoto: Makedonska vlada

Kocho Angjushev, Macedonian Deputy PM: Macedonia Can Use Bulgarian PX

July 2, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | Natural gas | RES and EE | Coal | Energy policy | Ecology

Macedonia does not plan to develop a strong power exchange because such practices from other countries have shown that power exchanges are not functional in small countries as there are not enough electricity quantities for every day trade. Therefore, Macedonia plans to use the existing power exchange in Bulgaria, with which it also plans to couple next year, said Kocho Angjushev, Macedonia’s...


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Klemen Potisek, MzI: Let’s Not Become Prisoners of the Energy Paradox!Photo: Barbara Reya

Klemen Potisek, MzI: Let’s Not Become Prisoners of the Energy Paradox!

June 25, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

He believes that Slovenia has an efficient energy market, however, during his mandate, which is now coming to a close, he has had to tackle many challenges. The State Secretary at the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure (MzI), Klemen Potisek, shared the details of these challenges with Energetika.NET, while also touching upon the changes that await the energy industry. He also explained why he...


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Hungarian Ambassador to Slovenia: Black Sea Gas Could Play a Big Role in SEEPhoto: ljubljana.mfa.gov.hu

Hungarian Ambassador to Slovenia: Black Sea Gas Could Play a Big Role in SEE

June 18, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | Natural gas | Energy policy

Hungary’s priority is to increase its access to natural gas from Southern Europe, and securing reverse flows with Slovenia is a very important part of this, the Hungarian Ambassador to Slovenia, Edit Szilágyiné Bátorfi, said in an interview with Energetika.NET. The ambassador thinks that Black Sea natural gas can be a real alternative gas source in the SEE region, contributing to...


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Mukhamedov, Schneider Electric: Right Technology Key in New Energy LandscapePhoto: Barbara Reya

Mukhamedov, Schneider Electric: Right Technology Key in New Energy Landscape

June 11, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies

Today’s energy landscape is very different from that of the past, due to an increasing number of intermittent renewable sources, electric vehicles, battery storage etc. All these factors put pressure on the power system as well as on utilities who have to find a way to manage it. The right software and technology are key, especially in power distribution, said Leonid Mukhamedov, Executive Vice...


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Benjamin Schott, Sonnen: We Want to Disrupt Energy Markets EverywherePhoto: Sonnen

Benjamin Schott, Sonnen: We Want to Disrupt Energy Markets Everywhere

June 4, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | RES and EE | New technologies

The future energy system will consist of many millions of different energy assets that produce clean energy, and not of big power plants, thus ensuring more flexibility in the power system. And storage is a missing link in order to manage all these assets more efficiently, Benjamin Schott, director of business innovation at the German solar battery maker Sonnen, told Energetika.NET in April on the...


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R. Liberoff, innogy Innovation Hub: Energy Offers Plenty of Room for Lots of PlayersPhoto: innogy Innovation Hub

R. Liberoff, innogy Innovation Hub: Energy Offers Plenty of Room for Lots of Players

May 28, 2018 | Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | New technologies | Startup

innogy had “a very bold vision” that tomorrow’s energy system was going to be democratic and decentralised, but also that, in order for this to happen, many different players would have to become involved. As part of this vision, the Innogy Innovation Hub was created, which backs startups and growth stage businesses that will be leaders in the future of energy. Energetika.NET talked in April...


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