ECOLOGY

Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate Change

Date: 19.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate ChangePhoto: Peter Palčec

“The policy makers of today are underestimating the risks of climate change. The lack of political will to take drastic action could seriously endanger our goal of preventing the rise in the global

Energy Community Becomes Observer of UNFCCC

Date: 15.10.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Energy Community Becomes Observer of UNFCCCPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has admitted the Energy Community as an observer organisation of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP

New Report: Smog Costs EU 2.9% of Its GDP Every Year; Action Needed

Date: 10.10.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
New Report: Smog Costs EU 2.9% of Its GDP Every Year; Action NeededPhoto: InnoEnergy

“Despite the fact that since 1990 there have been decreases in industrial pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (primarily thanks to EU policies and investment), a significant number of Europeans

IPCC Report: Huge Risk If Global Warming Exceeds 1.5°C

Date: 09.10.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
IPCC Report: Huge Risk If Global Warming Exceeds 1.5°CPhoto: Pixabay

“Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday in a

University of Glasgow: Liquid Battery Could Lead to Flexible Energy Storage

Date: 06.09.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
University of Glasgow: Liquid Battery Could Lead to Flexible Energy StoragePhoto: Andreja Šalamun

In a new paper published recently in the journal Nature Chemistry, chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they developed a flow battery system using a nano-molecule that can store

How Will Growing EUA Prices Impact Leading Slovenian Companies’ Performance?

Date: 31.08.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
How Will Growing EUA Prices Impact Leading Slovenian Companies’ Performance?Photo: Andreja Šalamun

“We have already hedged varying shares of the required EUAs for the coming years,” said Slovenian energy company Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) in reply to our question about how a significant

Romanian Hidroelectrica May Be Forced to Abandon Construction Works on 5 HPPs

Date: 31.08.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Romanian Hidroelectrica May Be Forced to Abandon Construction Works on 5 HPPsPhoto: www.cez.cz

The Romanian hydro power producer Hidroelectrica has already invested around RON 930.7 million (EUR 200 million) over the years in the construction of its five yet to be completed hydropower plants

Romanian Paroşeni TPP Compliant with EU Environmental Legislation

Date: 28.08.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Romanian Paroşeni TPP Compliant with EU Environmental LegislationPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

The 150 MW Paroşeni thermal power plant (TPP) has been equipped with a desulphurisation plant that eliminates 94% of the SO2 emissions. Thus, as of 27 August this TPP has become the first power plant

Carbon Prices on Course to Reach EUR 25/t By End-2018

Date: 23.08.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Carbon Prices on Course to Reach EUR 25/t By End-2018Photo: Ana Vučina Vršnak

“EU carbon prices could reach EUR 25/t by the end of this year as both compliance entities and speculators continue to anticipate the coming Market Stability Reserve (MSR) supply squeeze.

Ascent Submits New Amendments to the Slovenian Environment Agency

Date: 21.08.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
Ascent Submits New Amendments to the Slovenian Environment AgencyPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Amendments requested by the Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO) were submitted as planned on Friday 17 August, said Ascent Resources, a U.K-based oil and gas production and exploration company, in a

Ascent Expects to Get Permit for Gas Processing Plant in Slovenia in September

Date: 10.08.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Ascent Expects to Get Permit for Gas Processing Plant in Slovenia in SeptemberPhoto: Geoenergo & Ascent archive

The Slovenian authorities have assured Ascent Resources, a U.K-based oil and gas production and exploration company, that the required permits, one of which is for the construction of a processing

Earth to Enter Ecological Debt on 1 August

Date: 31.07.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Earth to Enter Ecological Debt on 1 AugustPhoto: R.I.O. IMPULS

Wednesday, 1 August, is this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, according to Global Footprint Network (GFN). This means that “humanity will have used the entire nature’s resource budget that the Earth

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