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Nikolić: Closing of Slovenian Šoštanj TPP Makes Economic Sense Around 2040

Date: 21.08.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Nikolić: Closing of Slovenian Šoštanj TPP Makes Economic Sense Around 2040Photo: Siniša Kanižaj

The cost of abandoning coal-fired electricity production, together with investments in replacement capacity, will exceed EUR 2 billion, said Stojan Nikolić, the general director of the Slovenian

BiH to Negotiate With Energy Community Over Tuzla 7 Unit Dispute in September

Date: 21.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
BiH to Negotiate With Energy Community Over Tuzla 7 Unit Dispute in SeptemberPhoto: www.elektroprivreda.ba

A new round of negotiations between Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) officials and the Energy Community will start in September regarding the dispute over state guarantees that BiH provided for

Kosovo's Power Imports Up 992% and Exports Down 61% in Q2 2019

Date: 19.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo's Power Imports Up 992% and Exports Down 61% in Q2 2019Photo: Andreja Krašna

Kosovo imported 251.1 GWh of electricity in the second quarter of 2019, up 11.35% compared to the first quarter of 2019 and up 991.73% compared to the second quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, the

Study: Germany Power Price to be 5 EUR/MWh Cheaper with Coal Exit

Date: 15.08.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Study: Germany Power Price to be 5 EUR/MWh Cheaper with Coal ExitPhoto: ACER

Germany’s coal phase-out and the continued rollout of renewables should result in wholesale power prices being 5 EUR/MWh cheaper by 2030 compared to a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario, according to

Germany Is Hoping to Replace Coal With Hydrogen

Date: 09.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Germany Is Hoping to Replace Coal With HydrogenPhoto: Pixabay

Germany is increasingly looking to hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels to end the dependence on coal. Last month the German Economy Ministry announced funding for 20 hydrogen research labs and

Montenegrin Pljevlja Mine’s Operating Profit Up 44.3% in H1 2019

Date: 08.08.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Montenegrin Pljevlja Mine’s Operating Profit Up 44.3% in H1 2019Photo: Premogovnik Velenje

The Montenegrin Pljevlja coal mine generated an operating profit of EUR 1.76 million in the first half of 2019, up from EUR 1.22 million in the first half of 2018, said the company in a posting on the

Study: Solar Power Could Be a Lifeline for European Coal Regions

Date: 07.08.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Study: Solar Power Could Be a Lifeline for European Coal RegionsPhoto: BISOL Group

Solar PV systems could fully substitute the current electricity generation of coal-fired power plants in European coal regions in transition, according to a study by the European Commission’s Joint

Oil, Coal and Gas Industries to Face Higher Capital Costs and Insurance Premiums

Date: 07.08.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Oil, Coal and Gas Industries to Face Higher Capital Costs and Insurance PremiumsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“Higher costs may lie ahead for the oil, coal and gas industries as large institutional investors and insurers grow wary of their climate impact. Higher costs of capital and rising insurance

Serbian EPS to Spend EUR 93.44m on Relocation of Peštan River

Date: 31.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbian EPS to Spend EUR 93.44m on Relocation of Peštan RiverPhoto: www.pixabay.com

“The relocation of 3.8 kilometres of the Serbian Peštan River is underway. The relocation works are being carried out as part of the project to open the new ‘Field E’ mine in the Kolubara

Paper: Under Climate Goals There Is No Room for New CO2-emitting Infrastructure

Date: 24.07.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Paper: Under Climate Goals There Is No Room for New CO2-emitting InfrastructurePhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

To stay within the Paris climate goals, coal and other fossil fuel power plants would have to shut down early or be retrofitted for carbon capture, according to a new paper published in Nature.

BiH's ERS to Change Electricity Balance for 2019 to Continue Investments

Date: 22.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
BiH's ERS to Change Electricity Balance for 2019 to Continue InvestmentsPhoto: Andreja Krašna

Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske (ERS), one of the three power utilities of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), will have to revise its operations and rebalance its electricity power balance plans for 2019.

Kosovo’s Coal Availability Dropped by 5.5% in 2018

Date: 15.07.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo’s Coal Availability Dropped by 5.5% in 2018Photo: Pozitivna Slovenija

Kosovo’s gross amount of available energy for consumption in 2018 amounted to 2524.32 kilotonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe), which is less compared to 2017, when it amounted to 2533.89 ktoe, announced


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