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Lignite generation rebounds with high gas prices

Date: 30.07.2021 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
Lignite generation rebounds with high gas pricesPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The competitiveness of emissions intensive lignite-fired power plants has reversed its slump this year – despite record high carbon prices – thanks to a shortage of gas, Germany’s EWI energy

Romanian and Bulgarian coal plants sell power at almost EUR 100/MWh

Date: 29.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Romanian and Bulgarian coal plants sell power at almost EUR 100/MWhPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Romanian and Bulgarian coal-based power producers Oltenia Energy Complex (OEC) and Maritsa Iztok 2 recently both sold electricity for delivery in 2021 at almost EUR 100/MWh, according to local media.

Renewables winning out in power mix during pandemic – Ember

Date: 29.07.2021 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
Renewables winning out in power mix during pandemic – EmberPhoto: Roman Peklaj

European renewable energy growth has prevented fossil fuel-fired power generation from returning to its pre-coronavirus levels despite a rebound in electricity demand, climate group Ember said in a

Bulgarian recovery plan envisages investment in geothermal energy

Date: 27.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgarian recovery plan envisages investment in geothermal energyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The latest version of Bulgaria’s recovery plan envisages investment into geothermal energy, an energy source which previous Bulgarian governments had found uninteresting, according to the

Montenegro to abolish incentives for renewable energy producers - minister

Date: 26.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Montenegro to abolish incentives for renewable energy producers - ministerPhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

The Montenegrin government could soon abolish incentives for the generation of electricity from renewable sources as the country reached its national renewable energy target of 33% by 2020.

Coal phase-out and renewables optimal option for Serbia - energy experts

Date: 23.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Coal phase-out and renewables optimal option for Serbia - energy expertsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Coal phase-out, new renewable capacities and the use of natural gas and hydrogen as transitional fuels are the optimal solutions for the development of the Serbian energy sector.

High cost of CCS holds back its use in Croatia - experts

Date: 22.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
High cost of CCS holds back its use in Croatia - expertsPhoto: www.dnv.com

The high cost of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) is preventing Croatia from introducing it into its industrial sector or at its Plomin coal-fired power plant, says the country’s energy

Fossil fuel support level untenable for climate goals – BNEF

Date: 21.07.2021 Author: Laurence Walker, Montel
Fossil fuel support level untenable for climate goals – BNEFPhoto: Roman Peklaj

G20 member countries’ support for fossil fuels is still at levels untenable to achieve Paris Agreement goals, a new report by Bloomberg NEF and Bloomberg Philanthropies showed on Tuesday.

European solar output could surpass 50 TWh in Q3 – data firm

Date: 19.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
European solar output could surpass 50 TWh in Q3 – data firmPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

Solar power output in Europe reached a quarterly record of 49.6 TWh in Q2 and is likely to surpass 50 TWh in Q3 for the first time, said the UK energy data firm EnAppSys.

EC proposals to see EU-wide coal exit by 2030 – analysts

Date: 15.07.2021 Author: Rachael Burnett, Sophie Tetrel, Montel
EC proposals to see EU-wide coal exit by 2030 – analystsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Coal would be phased out of Europe by 2030 due to rising carbon prices spurred by the European Commission’s reformed climate targets, analysts told Montel. 

Power sector emissions could hit record level in 2022 – IEA

Date: 15.07.2021 Author: Jeff Coelho, Montel
Power sector emissions could hit record level in 2022 – IEAPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

Carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector could reach record levels next year, because clean power sources are not expanding fast enough to meet a strong rebound in global demand, the

U.S. firm Linden Energy plans to expand Balkan gas activities

Date: 12.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec, Tanja Srnovršnik
U.S. firm Linden Energy plans to expand Balkan gas activitiesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The U.S. energy development company Linden Energy plans to expand gas activities in the Balkans after securing a 50% stake in the independent Bulgarian gas trader Overgas last week, said Linden



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