CO2 EMISSIONS

Croatian Government Looking to Restart Plomin 1 TPP

Date: 15.02.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Croatian Government Looking to Restart Plomin 1 TPPPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The 115 MW Plomin 1 coal-fired power plant could become operational again after being closed in 2017 due to a fire. The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy recently published a draft

Stern: Gas Industry Faces Massive Challenge to Decarbonise

Date: 13.02.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Stern: Gas Industry Faces Massive Challenge to DecarbonisePhoto: Roman Peklaj

“The next 5-10 years will be a crucial period for the gas community to put forward and demonstrate how it will deliver credible decarbonisation narratives. Failure to do so is likely to result in

EP and Council Reach Agreement on Clean Vehicles in Public Procurement

Date: 13.02.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EP and Council Reach Agreement on Clean Vehicles in Public ProcurementPhoto: MOL

The European Parliament (EP) and the Council reached a provisional agreement on Monday on the European Commission's proposal to reform the Clean Vehicles Directive. This is part of the Clean Mobility

EU Coal Power Generation Down 6% in 2018; Coal Could Fall Below Gas in 2019

Date: 05.02.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EU Coal Power Generation Down 6% in 2018; Coal Could Fall Below Gas in 2019Photo: Alenka Žumbar

The share of electricity from renewable sources in the EU grew again in 2018 reaching 32.3%, an increase of more than two percentage points compared to 2017. New wind, solar and biomass plants

EU Member States National Energy and Climate Plans Not Ambitious Enough

Date: 04.02.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EU Member States National Energy and Climate Plans Not Ambitious EnoughPhoto: www.pixabay.com

A new assessment study of draft national energy and climate plans (NECPs), commissioned by the Coalition for Energy Savings, shows that EU member states’ contributions fall short of achieving the EU

Could the EU Introduce a Carbon Tax in the Western Balkans?

Date: 01.02.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Could the EU Introduce a Carbon Tax in the Western Balkans?Photo: Pixabay

David Žarković, the head of electricity trade department of the Serbian state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), said that the EU could impose taxes on carbon emissions for

EGC: Fossil Natural Gas to Face Fate of Coal; Focus Should be on Innovation

Date: 31.01.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik, Vienna
EGC: Fossil Natural Gas to Face Fate of Coal; Focus Should be on InnovationPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Fossil natural gas - not taking into account decarbonised/renewable gases - is going to face a phase out just as coal is now facing, but with a time difference of 10-15 years, said Pierre Dechamps,

Nuclear and Hydro Power Most Cost-Effective Sources to Reach Set Climate Targets

Date: 30.01.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Nuclear and Hydro Power Most Cost-Effective Sources to Reach Set Climate TargetsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Taking into consideration the costs, the most efficient way to achieve the ambitious emission objective of 50g CO2 per kWh is to rely on nuclear power and hydroelectricity as dispatchable low-carbon

German Coal Commission Proposes Coal Exit by 2038

Date: 29.01.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
German Coal Commission Proposes Coal Exit by 2038Photo: Alenka Žumbar

Germany should close 12.5 GW of its lignite and hard coal power plants by 2022 and the remainder by 2038, with an option to end coal-fired power generation by 2035, agreed the government-appointed

Boštjan Bandelj, Belektron: Every Year Is Exciting for Emissions Trading

Date: 29.01.2019 Author: Alenka Žumbar
Boštjan Bandelj, Belektron: Every Year Is Exciting for Emissions TradingPhoto: www.dnv.com

In 2018, the carbon market was heavily influenced by a significant, more than 300% price rise and high volatility, mainly as a result of the newly implemented Market Stability Reserve, said the

Study: Sector Coupling Can Lower the Cost of Energy System Decarbonisation

Date: 25.01.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Study: Sector Coupling Can Lower the Cost of Energy System DecarbonisationPhoto: iStockphoto

Energy system integration and sector coupling can substantially reduce the costs of the transition to a decarbonised energy system. For Germany, it has been estimated that the transition to a

Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok Coal-fired Plants to Operate At Least Until 2030

Date: 24.01.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok Coal-fired Plants to Operate At Least Until 2030Photo: Alenka Žumbar

The coal-fired power units in the Bulgarian Maritza Iztok complex will certainly work until 2030 and, in the event of investments in new technologies, maybe even later, according to the integrated

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