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Energy Community Starts Dispute Settlement Against Kosovo

Date: 30.03.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Energy Community Starts Dispute Settlement Against KosovoPhoto: KEK

Following up on its meeting of 13 December 2019 in Chisinau, the Ministerial Council of the Energy Community decided – by means of a written procedure - on a dispute settlement case concerning

Western Balkan Countries Should Focus More On Defining Energy Transition Models

Date: 27.03.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Western Balkan Countries Should Focus More On Defining Energy Transition ModelsPhoto: www.caneurope.org

“Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Montenegro and Serbia need to be more active in defining their energy transition models - a task that also lies ahead of all the other countries of the region.

EU Taxonomy is a Tool for Climate Transition

Date: 19.03.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
EU Taxonomy is a Tool for Climate TransitionPhoto: www.pixabay.com

“The EU taxonomy is a tool for climate transition. The urgencies of the environmental threats that we face will force us, among others, to transition to a new sustainable economy model. Companies

ContourGlobal Stops Plans to Build New Coal Plant in Kosovo

Date: 17.03.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
ContourGlobal Stops Plans to Build New Coal Plant in KosovoPhoto: KEK

The U.S. company ContourGlobal has halted plans to build the 500 MW Kosova e Re coal-fired power plant in Kosovo. The company said on Tuesday that it will make no further investments in coal.

Montenegrin Government Approves Chosen Consortium For Pljevlja TPP Tender

Date: 16.03.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Montenegrin Government Approves Chosen Consortium For Pljevlja TPP TenderPhoto: EPCG

Montenegro's government announced that is has approved a consortium led by China's Dongfang Electric (DEC) as the contractor for reconstruction of the Pljevlja coal-fired thermal power plant (TPP).

Croatian EL-TO Zagreb Continues 110 kV Switchgear Replacement Project

Date: 16.03.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Croatian EL-TO Zagreb Continues 110 kV Switchgear Replacement ProjectPhoto: HEP

EL-TO Zagreb, the company that manages the combined-cycle power plant in Zagreb, is continuing with the implementation of a project for the replacement and expansion of the existing 110 kV switchgear

Record Fall in Coal-fired Power Generation in 2019 Both Globally and in the EU

Date: 12.03.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Record Fall in Coal-fired Power Generation in 2019 Both Globally and in the EUPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

While the EU saw a record 24% fall in coal-fired generation in 2019, gas generation increased by 12% or 73 TWh, according to a new report from the climate think tank Ember, formerly Sandbag.

Romania’s OEC to Build 310 MW of Solar Capacity

Date: 10.03.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Romania’s OEC to Build 310 MW of Solar CapacityPhoto: Dovolj za vse

The Romanian state-owned lignite-based electricity producer Oltenia Energy Complex (OEC) plans to carry out restructuring and decarbonisation processes by developing four solar PV parks, which will be

BiH’s RiTE Gacko Operating Loss Up Significantly in 2019

Date: 09.03.2020 Author: 
BiH’s RiTE Gacko Operating Loss Up Significantly in 2019Photo: Foto: TE Gacko

Republika Srpska's Gacko Coal Mine and Thermal Power Plant (RiTE Gacko) generated an operating loss of KM 15.983 million (EUR 8.17 million) in 2019, up 99.15% compared to the KM 135,065 (EUR 69,057)

Bulgarian BEH Increases Capital of Maritsa Iztok 2 TPP by EUR 305m

Date: 05.03.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgarian BEH Increases Capital of Maritsa Iztok 2 TPP by EUR 305mPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) will transfer part of the massive debt of the Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok 2 thermal power plant (TPP) to BEH. Thus, BEH has decided to increase the capital value of the TPP

EC: Significant Transition Efforts Needed in Highly Coal Dependent Bulgaria

Date: 04.03.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC: Significant Transition Efforts Needed in Highly Coal Dependent BulgariaPhoto: Simona Drevenšek

The current overreliance on fossil fuels and the inefficient use of energy are already weighing on Bulgaria’s competitiveness. The latter will be further affected by an expected rise in the economic

EC: Romania Lags Behind the EU Average in Electricity Interconnection

Date: 04.03.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC: Romania Lags Behind the EU Average in Electricity InterconnectionPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The lack of electricity interconnectors affects Romania’s ability to participate in EU cross-border electricity trade, stressed the European Commission in its recently published country report on


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