CO2 EMISSIONS

Energy Community Secretariat Seeks Carbon Pricing Design Consultants

Date: 15.10.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Energy Community Secretariat Seeks Carbon Pricing Design ConsultantsPhoto: Pixabay

The Energy Community Secretariat has published a tender for qualified consultants to carry out a study on carbon pricing design for the Energy Community. The deadline for the submission of proposals

Paravan: Electricity Prices in SEE Matching Those in Italy, as Gas Prices Slump

Date: 04.10.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Paravan: Electricity Prices in SEE Matching Those in Italy, as Gas Prices SlumpPhoto: Tanja Srnovršnik

“Technically speaking, we are still experiencing a sideways trend in electricity, whereas the trend is bearish in the case of gas,” explained Dejan Paravan, Chief Innovation Officer at the

German RWE Plans to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040

Date: 02.10.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
German RWE Plans to Become Carbon Neutral by 2040Photo: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The German utility RWE plans to become climate neutral by 2040, it announced on Monday, adding that it plans annual net investments of EUR 1.5 billion to further strengthen its position as “one of

En.trading 019: Study on Carbon Pricing in EnC to be Finalised in Spring 2020

Date: 26.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik, Skopje
En.trading 019: Study on Carbon Pricing in EnC to be Finalised in Spring 2020Photo: Alenka Lena Klopčič

As EU countries, including Greece, are shutting down their coal-fired power plants, they are looking at what will happen in the Western Balkan countries that still lack carbon pricing, thus making

Consultation Launched on CO2 Emission Limits in Capacity Mechanisms

Date: 26.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Consultation Launched on CO2 Emission Limits in Capacity MechanismsPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has launched a public consultation on its draft opinion providing technical guidance on the calculation of the values related to CO2 emission

UN: World Will Need to Increase Efforts Five‑Fold to Contain Climate Change

Date: 24.09.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
UN: World Will Need to Increase Efforts Five‑Fold to Contain Climate ChangePhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The United Nations (UN) estimates that the world will need to increase its efforts between three- and five‑fold to contain climate change to the levels dictated by science - a 1.5°C rise at most

European Coal Phase-Out Plans Risk 2.2bn EUA Surplus

Date: 24.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
European Coal Phase-Out Plans Risk 2.2bn EUA SurplusPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Plans to phase out coal-fired power plants over the coming years in 12 European countries could lead to 2.22 billion excess EUAs by 2030 unless the EU changes its regulation on the cancellation of the

Italian Enel Commits to 70% Reduction in GHG Emissions By 2030

Date: 24.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Italian Enel Commits to 70% Reduction in GHG Emissions By 2030Photo: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The Italian energy utility Enel has committed to a 70% reduction in its direct greenhouse gas emissions per kWh by 2030, from a 2017 base-year. The new commitment follows the UN pledge to pursue the

Germany Agrees EUR 54bn Climate Package

Date: 23.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Germany Agrees EUR 54bn Climate PackagePhoto: www.pixabay.com

The German government unveiled sweeping measures to combat climate change on Friday, including the introduction of a carbon price for key sectors such as transport and a EUR 54 billion spending

EEM19: Follies of the Energy Sector and Climate Challenges in a Wider Context

Date: 23.09.2019 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
EEM19: Follies of the Energy Sector and Climate Challenges in a Wider ContextPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Years ago, European countries overwhelmingly supported the production of energy from renewable energy sources (RES), which has landed some of them in serious trouble, with some still insisting on

Power Sector Decarbonisation Gaining Pace in the EU

Date: 20.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Power Sector Decarbonisation Gaining Pace in the EUPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Decarbonisation of the European power sector “will happen much quicker than a lot of people think. We have already reached a phase whereby renewables, at least some of them, have become more price

Bandelj: Decline in Coal Power Generation Evidence That EU ETS Is Working

Date: 20.09.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Bandelj: Decline in Coal Power Generation Evidence That EU ETS Is WorkingPhoto: IDEAZ

Despite some setbacks, the EU ETS is working, as can be seen in coal being squeezed out of some power markets in Europe, e.g. the UK and the Netherlands. This has resulted in a significant reduction


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