CO2 EMISSIONS

OMV Becomes Strategic Partner of IONITY

Date: 21.11.2017 Author: Andreja Šalamun
OMV Becomes Strategic Partner of IONITYPhoto: Roman Peklaj

OMV, an international oil and gas company headquartered in Vienna, has becomes a new strategic partner of IONITY for Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. IONITY will build a network of

Michael Bloomberg Announces USD 50m Fund to Help Europe Bin Coal

Date: 15.11.2017 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Michael Bloomberg Announces USD 50m Fund to Help Europe Bin CoalPhoto: www.pixabay.com

U.S. billionaire and media mogul Michael Bloomberg’s battle to end coal-burning (the campaign is called Beyond Coal) has already seen half of U.S. coal plants close since 2011. Now, Bloomberg has

Public Consultation Launched on How to Encourage Sustainable Investments

Date: 14.11.2017 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Public Consultation Launched on How to Encourage Sustainable InvestmentsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European Commission launched a public consultation on Monday on how asset managers and institutional investors could include environmental, social and governance factors when making decisions. The

EU to Allocate EUR 800m for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

Date: 10.11.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
EU to Allocate EUR 800m for Alternative Fuel InfrastructurePhoto: Andreja Šalamun

The European Commission has proposed the allocation of up to EUR 800 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to finance projects that will improve the infrastructure for cars driving on

EU Reaches Agreement on Post-2020 Carbon Market Reforms

Date: 10.11.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
EU Reaches Agreement on Post-2020 Carbon Market ReformsPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on Thursday to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) for the period after 2020. However, the WWF European Policy Office

Romania Will Need to Invest EUR 1.9bn in Coal Power Plant Modernisation

Date: 10.11.2017 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania Will Need to Invest EUR 1.9bn in Coal Power Plant ModernisationPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

Coal power plants in Romania use outdated technology and will have to be modernised in order to reach the norms in the restrictive emission standards adopted by the EU in 2017, according to a new

Public Money Will Not Be Enough to Address Climate Change

Date: 09.11.2017 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak, Brussels
Public Money Will Not Be Enough to Address Climate ChangePhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

Sustained investments in energy efficiency, renewables, power grids, and interconnectors are vital to speed up the decarbonisation of the EU economy, said the European Commissioner, Jyrki Katainen,

Study: Fossil Fuels Can Have No Substantial Role in Post-2035 EU Energy Plans

Date: 09.11.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Study: Fossil Fuels Can Have No Substantial Role in Post-2035 EU Energy PlansPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

EU countries can afford just nine more years of burning gas and other fossil fuels at the current rate before they will have exhausted their share of the earth's remaining carbon budget for maximum

Greenaccord International Forum: Renewable Energy Sources Are the Future

Date: 08.11.2017 Author: Peter Palčec, Florence
Greenaccord International Forum: Renewable Energy Sources Are the FuturePhoto: Peter Palčec

Research shows that despite all the changes specified in the Paris Agreement, the goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels will not be

Unit 6 of Slovenia's Šoštanj TPP to Be Back Online on Wednesday

Date: 07.11.2017 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Unit 6 of Slovenia's Šoštanj TPP to Be Back Online on WednesdayPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

On 27 October, Slovenian energy company Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) said that unit 6 of its Šoštanj thermal power plant would reconnect to the power grid on Monday, 6 November, after

IEA: Methane Emissions Remain Critical Issue for Long-Term Gas Outlook

Date: 07.11.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
IEA: Methane Emissions Remain Critical Issue for Long-Term Gas OutlookPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Whilst emissions from natural gas combustion show clear advantages for gas relative to other fossil fuels, there is much less consensus over the level of direct methane emissions that can occur -

IAEA: Nuclear Is Not Attracting Needed Investment; Slovenia on Its Nuclear Future

Date: 06.11.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
IAEA: Nuclear Is Not Attracting Needed Investment; Slovenia on Its Nuclear FuturePhoto: www.pixabay.com

Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to strengthen energy security and mitigate the effects of global warming and air pollution, however, substantial growth in its use is

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