COAL

Construction of New 350 MW Unit B3 of Serbian Kostolac TPP Started

Date: 21.11.2017 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Construction of New 350 MW Unit B3 of Serbian Kostolac TPP StartedPhoto: www.te-ko.rs

Construction of the new 350 MW unit B3 of the Kostolac thermal power plant (TPP) is the biggest investment in the domestic energy sector in the last three decades, said Serbia’s Prime Minister, Ana

BiH: Strategic Importance of Hot Water Pipeline from Kakanj to Sarajevo

Date: 21.11.2017 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
BiH: Strategic Importance of Hot Water Pipeline from Kakanj to SarajevoPhoto: Albert Kolar

A hot water pipeline that would supply BiH’s capital of Sarajevo with heat energy from the Kakanj thermal power plant (TPP) is a project of strategic importance and would benefit not only the

Kosovo's Power Imports Down 52.96% in Q3 2017

Date: 21.11.2017 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo's Power Imports Down 52.96% in Q3 2017Photo: © European Communities, 2009

Kosovo's gross power production rose from 1,301.4 GWh in the third quarter of 2016 to 1,339.8 GWh in the third quarter of 2017, according to data from the Kosovo statistics agency.

IEA: World's Growing Energy Needs and Its Transformation

Date: 15.11.2017 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
IEA: World's Growing Energy Needs and Its TransformationPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2017 finds that over the next two decades the global energy system is being reshaped by four major forces: the United States is set to become

Michael Bloomberg Announces USD 50m Fund to Help Europe Bin Coal

Date: 15.11.2017 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Michael Bloomberg Announces USD 50m Fund to Help Europe Bin CoalPhoto: www.pixabay.com

U.S. billionaire and media mogul Michael Bloomberg’s battle to end coal-burning (the campaign is called Beyond Coal) has already seen half of U.S. coal plants close since 2011. Now, Bloomberg has

Romania Will Need to Invest EUR 1.9bn in Coal Power Plant Modernisation

Date: 10.11.2017 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania Will Need to Invest EUR 1.9bn in Coal Power Plant ModernisationPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

Coal power plants in Romania use outdated technology and will have to be modernised in order to reach the norms in the restrictive emission standards adopted by the EU in 2017, according to a new

Kosovo Needs a Steady Coal Supply

Date: 08.11.2017 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo Needs a Steady Coal SupplyPhoto: KEK

Although Kosovo is facing a temporary coal supply crisis, the Kosovo Energy Corporation (KEK) has made all the necessary preparations to ensure a steady electricity supply for Kosovo's consumers for

Unit 6 of Slovenia's Šoštanj TPP to Be Back Online on Wednesday

Date: 07.11.2017 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Unit 6 of Slovenia's Šoštanj TPP to Be Back Online on WednesdayPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

On 27 October, Slovenian energy company Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) said that unit 6 of its Šoštanj thermal power plant would reconnect to the power grid on Monday, 6 November, after

Civil Society Launches Campaign to Ensure Coal-Free Europe by 2030

Date: 06.11.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Civil Society Launches Campaign to Ensure Coal-Free Europe by 2030Photo: Alenka Žumbar

To combat the worsening impacts of climate change and air pollution, last week civil society groups across 28 nations launched Europe Beyond Coal, a collective campaign to catalyse and hasten the move

Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok 1 and 2 TPPs Prepared for Winter

Date: 03.11.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok 1 and 2 TPPs Prepared for WinterPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

The Maritsa Iztok 1 and Maritsa Iztok 2 thermal power plants (TPPs) have the necessary coal reserves for reliable and long-term electricity production during the upcoming winter, said Bulgaria's

Agora: Germany Could Close Old Coal Plants Without Compensation

Date: 24.10.2017 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Agora: Germany Could Close Old Coal Plants Without CompensationPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

German coal-fired power plants older than 25 years can be decommissioned by the legislature within the framework of a coal exit legislation, without the state being obliged to pay compensation to the

German Energiewende: Clash Over Coal Exit Speed

Date: 11.10.2017 Author: Tanja S. Volarič, Baden-Württemberg
German Energiewende: Clash Over Coal Exit SpeedPhoto: arhiv Energetika.NET

Whilst Germany is firmly on track to give up nuclear energy by 2022, the government has held back on setting a deadline for a coal exit, fearing an economic blow to the lignite mining region. However,

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