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Cañete: Climate Neutrality Won’t Make Europe Energy Independent

Date: 14.06.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Cañete: Climate Neutrality Won’t Make Europe Energy IndependentPhoto: European Commission

Even after Europe’s energy supply is mostly supplied by renewable sources, “there is no realistic scenario in which Europe’s future will be all-electric or entirely energy independent”, wrote

BP: Extreme Weather Boosted Energy Consumption in 2018

Date: 13.06.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
BP: Extreme Weather Boosted Energy Consumption in 2018Photo: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“At a time when society is increasing its demands for an accelerated transition to a low carbon energy system, the energy data for 2018 paint a worrying picture, with both energy demand and carbon

Paper: Climate Planning Processes in Energy Community Should be Consolidated

Date: 11.06.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Paper: Climate Planning Processes in Energy Community Should be ConsolidatedPhoto: www.pixabay.com

There is an overlap between many climate-related processes in all Energy Community contracting parties, offering opportunities for consolidation, noted the New Climate Institute (NCI) in a paper

Hydrogen Gaining An Increasingly Important Role in Slovenia

Date: 10.06.2019 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Hydrogen Gaining An Increasingly Important Role in SloveniaPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič

The use of hydrogen will be necessary to entirely replace fossil fuels, wrote Frank Wouters, the former deputy director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and Ad van Wijk,

Energy Community Considers Introducing Carbon Tax

Date: 04.06.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik, Athens
Energy Community Considers Introducing Carbon TaxPhoto: Pixabay

The Energy Community Secretariat has been discussing the introduction of a carbon tax in the contracting parties, as “the EU will simply not tolerate a big price gap between the EU and Energy

Report: 11 EU Countries Intent on Burning Coal Beyond 2030

Date: 04.06.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Report: 11 EU Countries Intent on Burning Coal Beyond 2030Photo: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Eleven EU member states, including Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia, have no plans to phase out coal by 2030, with the majority of coal capacity located in six countries, according to a new

World Nuclear Association Calls For Nuclear Generation Expansion

Date: 03.06.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
World Nuclear Association Calls For Nuclear Generation ExpansionPhoto: Rosatom

“Action is needed to expand the share of nuclear generation in the clean energy future. We will need much more nuclear energy if we are to deliver on environmental, economic and sustainable

IEA: Energy Technologies Failing to Keep Pace With Clean Energy Transitions Goals

Date: 29.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
IEA: Energy Technologies Failing to Keep Pace With Clean Energy Transitions GoalsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest assessment of clean energy transitions finds that the vast majority of technologies and sectors are failing to keep pace with long-term goals. Of the

Secretariat to Propose Carbon Pricing Mechanism Fit for Energy Community

Date: 23.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Secretariat to Propose Carbon Pricing Mechanism Fit for Energy CommunityPhoto: Katja Cankar

Implementation of the EU ETS mechanism in the Energy Community is not realistic. Therefore, the region will have to look at some different mechanisms for how to price carbon, said Jasmina Trhulj from

Danubia NanoTech Declared Best Startup in CEE Region

Date: 22.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Danubia NanoTech Declared Best Startup in CEE RegionPhoto: InnoEnergy

The results from the fifth edition of InnoEnergy’s PowerUp! competition – which saw participation from over 300 startups from 24 countries across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – have now been

Magnus Hall Elected New President of Eurelectric

Date: 21.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Magnus Hall Elected New President of EurelectricPhoto: Eurelectric

Magnus Hall, the president and CEO of the Swedish-based electricity company Vattenfall, has been appointed as the new president of Eurelectric for the next two years. According to Eurelectric, the

MSR to Remove Almost 400m EUAs Between September 2019 and August 2020

Date: 17.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
MSR to Remove Almost 400m EUAs Between September 2019 and August 2020Photo: Pixabay

The market stability reserve (MSR) of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which began operating in January 2019, will remove more than 397 million EU allowances (EUAs) from the market between

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