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Bulgaria and Romania Could Become Important Drivers of Europe’s Green Recovery

Date: 10.07.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgaria and Romania Could Become Important Drivers of Europe’s Green RecoveryPhoto: Pixabay

“Through clean energy investment, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania can be important drivers of Europe’s green recovery and climate efforts,” states a report titled ‘Investing

FBiH Government Thinking of Relaunching Construction of 350 MW Banovići TPP

Date: 03.07.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
FBiH Government Thinking of Relaunching Construction of 350 MW Banovići TPPPhoto: Pozitivna Slovenija

“The government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) should realise new investments in the Banovići coal mine, find new buyers and relaunch the initiative for the construction of a new

Policy and Economic Drivers Are Accelerating Coal Phase Out

Date: 03.07.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Policy and Economic Drivers Are Accelerating Coal Phase OutPhoto: Pixabay

“The speed at which coal is being abandoned throughout Europe is staggering. However, the abandoning of coal is not really the result of setting a coal phase out date, but rather the result of

Carbon Tracker: New Renewables Already Cheaper Than 39% of Existing Coal 

Date: 02.07.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Carbon Tracker: New Renewables Already Cheaper Than 39% of Existing Coal Photo: Roman Peklaj

It is already cheaper to build new renewables including battery storage than to continue operating 39% of the world's existing coal fleet, according to a new report published this week by Carbon

EUSEW: Good Planning Ahead Can Bring More Money for RES in Western Balkans

Date: 01.07.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EUSEW: Good Planning Ahead Can Bring More Money for RES in Western BalkansPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The conditions for renewable energy sources are excellent in the Western Balkans. While renewables are cost competitive, good planning ahead is needed. If this is done, then many opportunities exist

IEA: EU Energy Demand to Fall 10% in 2020

Date: 30.06.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
IEA: EU Energy Demand to Fall 10% in 2020Photo: EPS

The COVID-19 health crisis and lockdowns during March and April 2020 will reduce EU energy demand in 2020 by 10% compared to 2019, almost double the decline experienced during the 2008-09 financial

Energy Efficiency, Coal Phase-out and EVs Quick Wins in WB Decarbonisation

Date: 26.06.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Energy Efficiency, Coal Phase-out and EVs Quick Wins in WB DecarbonisationPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Energy efficiency, phasing out coal, and electric vehicles present quick wins in the Energy Community’s path towards decarbonisation, said Haki Abazi, Kosovo’s former deputy prime minister, on

BiH’s RiTE Gacko Lacks Excavating Coal Permit For Centralno Polje Mine

Date: 26.06.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
BiH’s RiTE Gacko Lacks Excavating Coal Permit For Centralno Polje MinePhoto: Foto: TE Gacko

Republika Srpska's Gacko Coal Mine and Thermal Power Plant (RiTE Gacko) has not yet obtained any permits, including ecological ones, for coal exploitation at the Centralno polje surface mine, writes

Some Balkan Countries Already Working on Phasing Out Coal

Date: 25.06.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Some Balkan Countries Already Working on Phasing Out CoalPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The pandemic, the Green Deal and the decreasing cost of renewables present a great opportunity for Energy Community countries to replace the old, inefficient and polluting power production capacities

SO2 Emissions From Coal Plants in the Western Balkans Increased in 2019

Date: 23.06.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
SO2 Emissions From Coal Plants in the Western Balkans Increased in 2019Photo: Pixabay

Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from coal plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia covered by national emission reduction plans (NERPs) increased rather than

BP Stats Review: Carbon Emissions From Energy Use Grew By 0.5% in 2019

Date: 22.06.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
BP Stats Review: Carbon Emissions From Energy Use Grew By 0.5% in 2019Photo: Pixabay

Growth in carbon emissions slowed in 2019 from the sharp increase seen in the previous year, as primary energy consumption decelerated and renewables and natural gas displaced coal from the energy

IEA’s Plan Proposes USD 3tn of Investments for Sustainable Green Recovery

Date: 22.06.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
IEA’s Plan Proposes USD 3tn of Investments for Sustainable Green RecoveryPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The International Energy Agency (IEA) presented the Sustainable Recovery Plan worth USD 3 trillion (EUR 2.67 trillion), which focuses on a series of measures that can be taken over the next three


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