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Nuclear and Hydro Power Most Cost-Effective Sources to Reach Set Climate Targets

Date: 30.01.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Nuclear and Hydro Power Most Cost-Effective Sources to Reach Set Climate TargetsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Taking into consideration the costs, the most efficient way to achieve the ambitious emission objective of 50g CO2 per kWh is to rely on nuclear power and hydroelectricity as dispatchable low-carbon

Hungary to Support Climate Action in Western Balkans

Date: 17.01.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Hungary to Support Climate Action in Western BalkansPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

The Hungarian government approved on 21 December 2018 the establishment of the Western Balkans Green Centre (WBGC), a new instrument to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Designed with

Microgrids: Is It Possible to Go Completely Off the Grid?

Date: 01.01.2019 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Microgrids: Is It Possible to Go Completely Off the Grid?Photo: Roman Peklaj

Decentralised microgrids and local energy communities will play an important role in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The question is, however, according to the Slovenian

EC: Energy Efficiency Improvements in Public Buildings to Produce 3 TWh Savings

Date: 25.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
EC: Energy Efficiency Improvements in Public Buildings to Produce 3 TWh SavingsPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds are supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy under the European Union’s Paris Agreement commitments. Around 330,000 households are already

Macedonia Supports High Ambition Coalition in Global Climate Negotiations

Date: 17.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Macedonia Supports High Ambition Coalition in Global Climate NegotiationsPhoto: www.pixabay.com

Macedonia gave its support last week to the High Ambition Coalition (HAC), signing up to the ‘Statement on Stepping up Climate Ambition’. The instrument brings together developed and developing

EPSC Reveals Ten Trends on Reshaping Climate and Energy

Date: 11.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
EPSC Reveals Ten Trends on Reshaping Climate and EnergyPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

Worldwide weather and climate disasters caused a record-breaking loss of EUR 290 billion in 2017, and are set to increase significantly with higher temperatures, according to the findings of a new

European Parliament Warns Balkan Countries to Stop Destructive Hydropower

Date: 10.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
European Parliament Warns Balkan Countries to Stop Destructive HydropowerPhoto: www.cez.cz

The European Parliament urged the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to review their support for hydropower plant projects in its

EBRD: Western Balkan Countries Need to Increase Share of RES

Date: 05.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
EBRD: Western Balkan Countries Need to Increase Share of RESPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Power generation in the Western Balkans is at a critical juncture. Much of the current capacity is based on coal-fired thermal power plants (TPPs), but many of these are old and coming to the end of

COP 24: Efforts to Adopt Rules for Implementing Paris Agreement

Date: 05.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
COP 24: Efforts to Adopt Rules for Implementing Paris AgreementPhoto: Andreja Šalamun

At the 24th Climate Conference (COP 24) of the United Nations (UN), taking place from 3 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, international leaders will seek the right path to implement the Paris

Commission Adopts Long-Term Vision 2050 – A Clean Planet for All

Date: 30.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Commission Adopts Long-Term Vision 2050 – A Clean Planet for AllPhoto: Roman Peklaj

On Wednesday the European Commission adopted the ‘A Clean Planet for All’ strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050. The strategy shows

SEE Region Is Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change

Date: 19.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
SEE Region Is Particularly Vulnerable to Climate ChangePhoto: Roman Peklaj

Goran Svialnović from the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) stressed that the South East Europe (SEE) region is particular vulnerable to climate change. “A study commissioned by the council to

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

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