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Aurora sees carbon rising 80% on sluggish green policies

Date: 27.10.2021 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
Aurora sees carbon rising 80% on sluggish green policiesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

A continued slow rollout of German renewable energy and unchanged timelines for European coal exits would dramatically raise EU power and emissions costs this decade, Aurora Energy Research said in a

Croatia to become 78.2% energy self-sufficient by 2050

Date: 26.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Croatia to become 78.2% energy self-sufficient by 2050Photo: Roman Peklaj

Croatia intends to cover 78.2% of the country’s energy needs from domestic sources, according to the country’s energy development strategy for 2030 with an outlook to 2050.

Western Balkan district heating in dire need of modernisation

Date: 26.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Western Balkan district heating in dire need of modernisationPhoto: Roman Peklaj

District heating systems in Western Balkan countries are outdated, inefficient, predominantly based on fossil fuels and in dire need of modernisation and decarbonisation, a panel discussion at the EU

Gas, coal prices jump on cold outlook

Date: 25.10.2021 Author: Rachael Burnett, Montel
Gas, coal prices jump on cold outlookPhoto: ACER

European gas and coal prices jumped on Monday on forecast cold weather, while carbon made more modest gains amid technical limitations.

Macedonian ESM announces new coal procurement tender for Bitola plant

Date: 25.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Macedonian ESM announces new coal procurement tender for Bitola plantPhoto: Pixabay

North Macedonia’s state-owned power utility ESM announced a new coal procurement tender for the Bitola coal-fired power plant on Saturday, since none of the bids received in the first tender offered

Old coal plants could be used in Serbia’s reserve mechanism – analyst

Date: 22.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Old coal plants could be used in Serbia’s reserve mechanism – analystPhoto: www.tent.rs

Serbia’s two coal-fired Morava and Kolubara power plants could play a role as part of that country’s strategic power reserve mechanism, said Zeljko Markovic, former supply director at the Serbian

Slovenian GEN-I plans 100 MW solar capacity by 2024 – CEO

Date: 22.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Slovenian GEN-I plans 100 MW solar capacity by 2024 – CEOPhoto: Peter Palčec

Slovenian state-owned energy group GEN-I will develop up to 100 MW of solar capacity by 2024 with the aim of encouraging energy self-sufficiency in Slovenian households, said CEO Robert Golob on

Serbian EPS mulls solar repurposing of suspended coal plant sites

Date: 21.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbian EPS mulls solar repurposing of suspended coal plant sitesPhoto: pixabay.com

On Tuesday, Serbia’s state-owned power producer EPS announced a tender for research into the possible installation of solar capacity at sites of the recently halted Kolubara B coal-fired plant

Gas falls amid mild weather forecasts

Date: 21.10.2021 Author: Kelly Paul, Montel
Gas falls amid mild weather forecastsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

European gas contracts were falling on Thursday amid revised weather forecasts that saw above-average temperatures continuing into next month.

Germany would need 43 GW of gas for 2030 coal exit – lobby

Date: 21.10.2021 Author: Andreas Lochner, Montel
Germany would need 43 GW of gas for 2030 coal exit – lobbyPhoto: Boštjan Krajnc

Germany would need 43 GW of additional hydrogen-ready, gas-fired power capacity at a cost of EUR 48bn to exit the coal market by 2030, industry lobby BDI said on Thursday.

Carbon tumbles through 2-month low

Date: 19.10.2021 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
Carbon tumbles through 2-month lowPhoto: Pixabay

European carbon prices reached their lowest levels in two months on Tuesday as observers noted mounting pressure from technical indicators and calls to ease back from climate measures.

Europe set to exit coal “very soon” after 2030 – EC analyst

Date: 19.10.2021 Author: Andreas Lochner, Montel
Europe set to exit coal “very soon” after 2030 – EC analystPhoto: Boštjan Krajnc

Europe was set to see an exit from coal-fired generation “very soon” after 2030 in order to reach the bloc’s climate goals, said an analyst with the European Commission on Tuesday.



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