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Eurelectric: EC's 550g Proposal to Add Significant Costs to Energy Transition

Date: 26.09.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Eurelectric: EC's 550g Proposal to Add Significant Costs to Energy TransitionPhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

The European Commission's proposal to not allow capacity support schemes for incentivising new power plants that emit over 550 grammes of CO2 per kWh will lead to additional abatement costs for the

Cañete: Subsidies for Coal Plants Against EU's Decarbonisation Plan

Date: 22.09.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Cañete: Subsidies for Coal Plants Against EU's Decarbonisation PlanPhoto: European Commission

Member states can still decide to have coal power plants. However, they cannot have capacity mechanisms, as they are a subsidy and this goes against the policy of the EU, said the Commissioner for

Overhaul of Unit 6 of Slovenia’s Šoštanj TPP Scheduled for May and June 2018

Date: 19.09.2017 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Overhaul of Unit 6 of Slovenia’s Šoštanj TPP Scheduled for May and June 2018Photo: Ana V. Vršnak

Next year’s overhaul of unit 6 of Slovenia’s Šoštanj thermal power plant (TPP) will take place from 7 May to 2 July 2018. During this time, only unit 4 will be in operation, as unit 5 is

Closure of Slovenia’s Šoštanj TPP Would Prompt Imports from Germany and Czechia

Date: 12.09.2017 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Closure of Slovenia’s Šoštanj TPP Would Prompt Imports from Germany and CzechiaPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

A cessation of operations of Slovenia’s Šoštanj thermal power plant (TPP) would cause a 4.1 TWh reduction in the country’s electricity production, increasing its import dependence. In this case,

BiH: Wide Boring-Head Released into Operation in Zenica Mine

Date: 11.09.2017 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
BiH: Wide Boring-Head Released into Operation in Zenica MinePhoto: arhiv Premogovnika Velenje

In the Raspotočje cave of the Zenica coal mine, which operates under Bosnia's largest state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda BiH, a wide-head mechanism and a transport system - a machine for the

Elektroprivreda BiH's Coal Production Up

Date: 07.09.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Elektroprivreda BiH's Coal Production UpPhoto: Simona Drevenšek

The coal mines of the largest power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Elektroprivreda BiH, produced 478,374.92 tonnes of coal in August, which is 91.53% of the plan, and 9.15% more than in the

Haki Abazi: Energy Sector Needs to Become Democratic Asset for the Balkans

Date: 28.08.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič, Vienna
Haki Abazi: Energy Sector Needs to Become Democratic Asset for the BalkansPhoto: www.rbf.org

A recent study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed that countries in the Balkans have an even greater potential than West Germany for solar photovoltaic power generation

No Agreement Between Croatia and BiH's RiTE Gacko for EUR 100m Payment

Date: 21.08.2017 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
No Agreement Between Croatia and BiH's RiTE Gacko for EUR 100m PaymentPhoto: www.riteugljevik.com

The three-month deadline has passed and no agreement has yet been reached for a peaceful settlement of a EUR 100 million payment to Republika Srpska's Gacko Coal Mine and Thermal Power Plant (RiTE

Paper: End of Coal-Fired Generation Certain in Europe

Date: 18.08.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Paper: End of Coal-Fired Generation Certain in EuropePhoto: Alenka Žumbar

European utilities completely misjudged the prospects for new coal-fired generation between 2005 and 2008 and have since paid a significant price for this mistake. Write-downs of the major European

IEA: Global Coal Output Falls Significantly in 2016, Gas Imports Increase 4.5%

Date: 17.08.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
IEA: Global Coal Output Falls Significantly in 2016, Gas Imports Increase 4.5%Photo: Simona Drevenšek

Falling coal production in China and elsewhere led to global output dropping by 458 million tonnes in 2016. Meanwhile, global trade in natural gas increased last year, said the International Energy

Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies at USD 5.3tn in 2015

Date: 09.08.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies at USD 5.3tn in 2015Photo: Energetika.NET archive

Global fossil fuel subsidies amounted to USD 4.9 trillion in 2013, growing to USD 5.3 trillion in 2015, according to a study published in the World Development journal. In both years fossil fuel

Serbia: Plan for Restructuring of Resavica Coal Mines by End-2017

Date: 08.08.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Serbia: Plan for Restructuring of Resavica Coal Mines by End-2017Photo: Simona Drevenšek

The Serbian government and the World Bank will complete a draft plan for restructuring of the state-owned coal mining company Resavica by the end of this year, said the Serbian Minister of Mining and

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