CO2 EMISSIONS

Germany Is Hoping to Replace Coal With Hydrogen

Date: 09.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Germany Is Hoping to Replace Coal With HydrogenPhoto: Pixabay

Germany is increasingly looking to hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to end the dependence on coal. Last month the German Economy Ministry announced funding for 20 hydrogen research labs and

EVs Can Fundamentally Help to Decarbonise the Electricity System

Date: 06.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EVs Can Fundamentally Help to Decarbonise the Electricity SystemPhoto: www.pixabay.com

“Electric vehicles (EVs) fundamentally help to reduce emissions in several ways. First, they are more energy efficient, since they use one-third of the energy that combustion vehicles use, and they

EC to Start Procedures Against Some Member States Due to Bad Air Quality

Date: 29.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EC to Start Procedures Against Some Member States Due to Bad Air QualityPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The European Commission (EC) has decided to refer Bulgaria and Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU over poor air quality. Bulgaria is failing to respect limit values of sulphur dioxide (SO2),

IEA: Coal-to-Gas Switching Would Lower Global Power Sector Emissions by 10%

Date: 25.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
IEA: Coal-to-Gas Switching Would Lower Global Power Sector Emissions by 10%Photo: Pixabay

There is potential in today’s power sector to reduce up to 1.2 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions by switching from coal to existing gas-fired plants, if relative prices and regulation support this

Paper: Under Climate Goals There Is No Room for New CO2-emitting Infrastructure

Date: 24.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Paper: Under Climate Goals There Is No Room for New CO2-emitting InfrastructurePhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

To stay within the Paris climate goals, coal and other fossil fuel power plants would have to shut down early or be retrofitted for carbon capture, according to a new paper published in Nature.

Europe to Pay EUR 40bn Per Year After 2040 If Failing to Invest in Grids

Date: 24.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Europe to Pay EUR 40bn Per Year After 2040 If Failing to Invest in GridsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“In 2018 renewable energy sources (RES) had a 35% share in the net electricity generation mix in Europe. By 2040 the share of RES in the energy mix will rise to 60%, if we take a conservative number

Foratom: Long-term Operation of Existing Nuclear Important for Decarbonisation

Date: 22.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Foratom: Long-term Operation of Existing Nuclear Important for DecarbonisationPhoto: Rosatom

Ensuring the long-term operation (LTO) of the European nuclear fleet will help Europe achieve its climate goals at an affordable cost, according to a position paper issued by the European nuclear

EnC Secretariat Submits Two Reasoned Requests to Ministerial Council

Date: 19.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EnC Secretariat Submits Two Reasoned Requests to Ministerial CouncilPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The Energy Community Secretariat submitted two reasoned requests to the Ministerial Council for a decision on 12 July. One case concerns the incomplete transposition and lack of implementation of the

Energy Sector’s Decarbonisation Key Precondition for Decarbonisation of Industry

Date: 19.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Energy Sector’s Decarbonisation Key Precondition for Decarbonisation of IndustryPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“Industry represented almost 20% of the total value added in Europe in 2018. Automation, digitisation of manufacturing, products and data-driven services will successfully transform European

Tender Published for Reconstruction of Montenegrin Pljevlja TPP

Date: 12.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Tender Published for Reconstruction of Montenegrin Pljevlja TPPPhoto: EPCG

The Montenegrin power utility, Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG), has published a public tender for the selection of a contractor for the ecological reconstruction of the Pljevlja thermal power plant

Emission Allowances for Thermal Power in Slovenia Drop 2.9% in 2018

Date: 05.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Emission Allowances for Thermal Power in Slovenia Drop 2.9% in 2018Photo: Ana Vučina Vršnak

In 2018, the number of distributed emission allowances in Slovenia dropped 1.2% compared to 2017. This is the first decrease in the number of distributed emission allowances since 2015, which resulted

Secretariat: Moderate Carbon Prices Should be Introduced in Energy Community

Date: 28.06.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Secretariat: Moderate Carbon Prices Should be Introduced in Energy CommunityPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The Energy Community Secretariat suggests the introduction of moderate carbon prices in all contracting parties as one of the measures to prevent the Energy Community countries drifting further away


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