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Switch from Coal to Gas Not Always a Feasible Option

Date: 01.10.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Switch from Coal to Gas Not Always a Feasible OptionPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

“The coal phase-out is, and will have to be, a reality in the Energy Community countries. This should put gas in a very comfortable position,” said Dirk Buschle from the Energy Community

Romanian Government to Allocate EUR 23m for Closure of Two Mines in Jiu Valley

Date: 01.10.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Romanian Government to Allocate EUR 23m for Closure of Two Mines in Jiu ValleyPhoto: Goran Vadlja Kamenjašević

The Romanian government will allocate RON 110 million (EUR 22.57 million) in order to close two underground mining operations in the Jiu Valley – the Lonea and Lupeni mines. The closing process,

Romanian Project to Retrain Coal Miners as RES Technicians Falls into Disarray

Date: 30.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Romanian Project to Retrain Coal Miners as RES Technicians Falls into DisarrayPhoto: Roman Peklaj

A professional reconversion scheme for coal workers that was once billed as Romania’s most ambitious green jobs programme to date has fallen into disarray one year after its launch following the

Romanian OEC to Invest EUR 300m In Coal-Powered Capacities

Date: 28.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Romanian OEC to Invest EUR 300m In Coal-Powered CapacitiesPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

"The Romanian state-owned lignite-based electricity producer Oltenia Energy Complex (OEC), which is planning to restructure and decarbonise part of its installed capacity from coal to gas, will not

BiH’s Stanari TPP Starts 30 Day Overhaul on 26 September

Date: 25.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
BiH’s Stanari TPP Starts 30 Day Overhaul on 26 SeptemberPhoto: EFT

The third planned preventative overhaul this year of the 300 MW Stanari thermal power plant (TPP) in Republika Srpska will begin on 26 September, which, according to a press release from the company

CEE Countries and Their Utilities Cannot Avoid Carbon Neutrality

Date: 24.09.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
CEE Countries and Their Utilities Cannot Avoid Carbon NeutralityPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“The need for countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to ramp up renewable capacities over the next decade has grown with the EU target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Given that

Borchardt: Reaching 55% Emission Target Cut Will Require Acceleration of Energy Transition

Date: 24.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Borchardt: Reaching 55% Emission Target Cut Will Require Acceleration of Energy TransitionPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“The European Commission has come to the conclusion that with the current European policy framework, we will not reach climate neutrality by 2050. Thus, the Commission has decided to increase the

Janez Kopač, Energy Community: Investing in TPPs is Investing in the Past

Date: 23.09.2020 Author: Alenka L. Klopčič, Tanja Srnovršnik
Janez Kopač, Energy Community: Investing in TPPs is Investing in the PastPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

In her State of the Union Address in the European Parliament on Wednesday 16 September, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed an increase in the 2030 EU emissions

EU’s Raised Climate Ambitions to 2030 to Focus on Buildings and Power Sector

Date: 22.09.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EU’s Raised Climate Ambitions to 2030 to Focus on Buildings and Power SectorPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Meeting the proposed 55% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by 2030 will require “significant additional investment, to decarbonise power generation, industry and transport, and to

SEE NGO’s Call on EU to Tackle Legal Breaches By Chinese Companies in Europe

Date: 17.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
SEE NGO’s Call on EU to Tackle Legal Breaches By Chinese Companies in EuropePhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

The European Union needs to step up its action on violations of EU law by Chinese state-owned enterprises in Europe, warned civil society groups working in South East Europe on Monday, as European and

Bulgaria to Have 2.65 GW of RES by 2030; Electricity Will Become More Expensive

Date: 17.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgaria to Have 2.65 GW of RES by 2030; Electricity Will Become More ExpensivePhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

In its draft Sustainable Energy Development Strategy up to 2030 with a horizon to 2050, Bulgaria plans to have 2.65 GW of renewable energy capacities installed by 2030, mostly photovoltaic. However,

BP Foresees ‘Unprecedented’ Fall in Fossil Fuel Demand

Date: 16.09.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
BP Foresees ‘Unprecedented’ Fall in Fossil Fuel DemandPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The share of fossil fuels – coal, oil and natural gas – will fall from around 85% of primary energy in 2018 to between 65% and 20% by 2050 under the three scenarios presented in BP’s 2020



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