CO2 EMISSIONS

Kammen: Gas Plants Should be Voluntarily Retired in 2040s

Date: 19.10.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič, Copenhagen
Kammen: Gas Plants Should be Voluntarily Retired in 2040sPhoto: Daniel M. Kammen

A new IPCC report shows that even though we are moving slowly, we still have a chance of fending offt some of the worst climate change. However, every day we delay, it will be harder to reach roughly

Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate Change

Date: 19.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate ChangePhoto: Peter Palčec

“The policy makers of today are underestimating the risks of climate change. The lack of political will to take drastic action could seriously endanger our goal of preventing the rise in the global

ContourGlobal Plans to Build Kosovo’s New TPP Despite World Bank’s Rejection

Date: 18.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
ContourGlobal Plans to Build Kosovo’s New TPP Despite World Bank’s RejectionPhoto: Pixabay

The power company ContourGlobal will proceed with plans to build a 500 MW coal-fired thermal power plant (TTP) in Kosovo despite the World Bank’s decision not to back the project, reported Reuters.

ENTSO-E and ENTSOG Call for Scaling Up of P2G Technologies

Date: 18.10.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
ENTSO-E and ENTSOG Call for Scaling Up of P2G TechnologiesPhoto: Shutterstock

Power-to-gas (P2G) may have the potential to reduce the cost of further decarbonisation of the energy system, said ENTSO-E and ENTSOG, the European associations of transmission system operators

Bulgaria Considering Merge of Kozloduy NPP and Maritsa Iztok 2 TPP

Date: 17.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgaria Considering Merge of Kozloduy NPP and Maritsa Iztok 2 TPPPhoto: www.kznpp.org

The Maritsa Iztok 2 thermal power plant (TPP) and the Kozloduy nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bulgaria could be merged. This is one of the possibilities being considered by the Bulgarian Energy

Energy Community Becomes Observer of UNFCCC

Date: 15.10.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Energy Community Becomes Observer of UNFCCCPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has admitted the Energy Community as an observer organisation of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP

World Bank Will Not Support Construction of New Coal Plant in Kosovo

Date: 12.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
World Bank Will Not Support Construction of New Coal Plant in KosovoPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The World Bank said on Wednesday that it would not support the planned 500 MW coal-fired Kosova e Re thermal power plant (TPP), the first major energy project in Kosovo for more than two decades,

Energy Trilemma Index 2018: Denmark Again First, Slovenia Improved

Date: 12.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Energy Trilemma Index 2018: Denmark Again First, Slovenia ImprovedPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index 2018 once again places Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden at the top, recognising the well-balanced energy systems in these countries. Denmark also

New Report: Smog Costs EU 2.9% of Its GDP Every Year; Action Needed

Date: 10.10.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
New Report: Smog Costs EU 2.9% of Its GDP Every Year; Action NeededPhoto: InnoEnergy

“Despite the fact that since 1990 there have been decreases in industrial pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (primarily thanks to EU policies and investment), a significant number of Europeans

IPCC Report: Huge Risk If Global Warming Exceeds 1.5°C

Date: 09.10.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
IPCC Report: Huge Risk If Global Warming Exceeds 1.5°CPhoto: Pixabay

“Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday in a

Paravan: Energy Markets Remain Bullish

Date: 05.10.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Paravan: Energy Markets Remain BullishPhoto: Tanja S. Volarič

“At present, the situation on the energy markets is very demanding. Technically speaking, we are still in a bull trend, and there is no indication that this trend will be reversed,” said Dejan

EBRD and EU to Support Innovative Businesses in Bulgaria and Romania

Date: 01.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
EBRD and EU to Support Innovative Businesses in Bulgaria and RomaniaPhoto: © European Communities, 2009

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) are stepping up their support with a new EUR 20 million pilot programme to helping innovative small and

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