CO2 EMISSIONS

Countries Agree on Paris Agreement Rulebook But Fall Short of Ambition

Date: 18.12.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Countries Agree on Paris Agreement Rulebook But Fall Short of AmbitionPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded on Sunday with the adoption of a rulebook to make the Paris Agreement on climate change work in practice across the world. “The

Macedonia Supports High Ambition Coalition in Global Climate Negotiations

Date: 17.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Macedonia Supports High Ambition Coalition in Global Climate NegotiationsPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Macedonia gave its support last week to the High Ambition Coalition (HAC), signing up to the ‘Statement on Stepping up Climate Ambition’. The instrument brings together developed and developing

Energy Transformation in Romania Needs More Financial Support

Date: 14.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Energy Transformation in Romania Needs More Financial SupportPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Europe’s commitment to the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development means that the EU must drive an energy transformation, however, in Romania inadequate financial support and

Industrial Companies in Bulgaria Could Receive Aid Due to Carbon Allowances

Date: 14.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Industrial Companies in Bulgaria Could Receive Aid Due to Carbon AllowancesPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

Industrial enterprises in Bulgaria whose competitiveness is at risk due to the impact of carbon allowances on the final price of electricity could receive aid in the form of compensation for indirect

EBRD: Focus on Decarbonisation of Energy System

Date: 14.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
EBRD: Focus on Decarbonisation of Energy SystemPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

The Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a new energy sector strategy on Wednesday for the next five years, which targets the creation of an

EIB Supports Croatian Company with EUR 30m for Research into EVs

Date: 12.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
EIB Supports Croatian Company with EUR 30m for Research into EVsPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Croatian car company Rimac Automobili have signed a EUR 30 million loan for investment in the research and development of electric vehicles and related

Slovenia’s Petrol Wants to Generate 500 GWh of Electricity from RES by 2025

Date: 11.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Slovenia’s Petrol Wants to Generate 500 GWh of Electricity from RES by 2025Photo: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The Slovenian energy company Petrol currently generates 150 GWh of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) per year, which is sufficient for nearly 45,000 consumers, according to the

EPSC Reveals Ten Trends on Reshaping Climate and Energy

Date: 11.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
EPSC Reveals Ten Trends on Reshaping Climate and EnergyPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

Worldwide weather and climate disasters caused a record-breaking loss of EUR 290 billion in 2017, and are set to increase significantly with higher temperatures, according to the findings of a new

European Council Revises Directives for Renewables and Energy Efficiency

Date: 06.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
European Council Revises Directives for Renewables and Energy EfficiencyPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Council adopted two revised directives on energy efficiency and renewable energy on Tuesday 4 December 2018, said the European Council in a press release. The new targets set in the

EBRD: Western Balkan Countries Need to Increase Share of RES

Date: 05.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
EBRD: Western Balkan Countries Need to Increase Share of RESPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Power generation in the Western Balkans is at a critical juncture. Much of the current capacity is based on coal-fired thermal power plants (TPPs), but many of these are old and coming to the end of

Bulgaria Buys Greenhouse Gas Allowances for Maritsa Iztok 2 TPP

Date: 30.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgaria Buys Greenhouse Gas Allowances for Maritsa Iztok 2 TPPPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

The Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) group has already bought a quarter of the greenhouse gas allowances required in order for the Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok 2 thermal power plant (TPP) to continue

UN Report: Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change Are Way Off Track

Date: 29.11.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
UN Report: Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change Are Way Off TrackPhoto: Pixabay

Between 2014 and 2016 global emissions of CO2 from industry and the production of energy were essentially stable while the global economy grew modestly. However, in 2017 these emissions went up by


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