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EBRD Survey on the Impact of COVID-19: Maintaining Energy Investments Least Successful

Date: 22.01.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan
EBRD Survey on the Impact of COVID-19: Maintaining Energy Investments Least SuccessfulPhoto: Ponsulak via FreeDigitalPhotos

Due to the urgency of addressing the COVID-19 crisis, in 2020 the share of green investment at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) fell to 29% compared to 46% in 2019. The

EC Delays Publication of Green Finance Rules

Date: 21.01.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC Delays Publication of Green Finance RulesPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

The European Commission has been forced to delay publication of detailed implementing rules on the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy because of the large number of comments received and a threat of

Serbian Ministry Approves Waste Incinerator Project in Belgrade

Date: 20.01.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbian Ministry Approves Waste Incinerator Project in BelgradePhoto: blog.lib.umn.edu

The Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection has adopted a decision on the approval of the environmental impact assessment (EIS) study for the project to construct a waste-to-energy plant at

German Ministry Announces Small Grants International Tender

Date: 15.01.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
German Ministry Announces Small Grants International TenderPhoto: © European Communities, 2009

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has announced a Small Grants International tender for small and local organisations from 142 partner

Slovenia's GEN Group: Krško 2 NPP Could Nearly Triple Low-Carbon Power Output

Date: 17.12.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia's GEN Group: Krško 2 NPP Could Nearly Triple Low-Carbon Power OutputPhoto: Miran Pribožič

In addition to nuclear, Slovenia’s GEN Group also devotes a large part of its investments to hydro. The group is planning to finish works on gas unit 7 at the Brestanica thermal power plant (TEB) in

EC Presents New Sustainable Batteries Regulation

Date: 11.12.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC Presents New Sustainable Batteries RegulationPhoto: Pixabay

The European Commission put forward on Thursday “a new future-proof regulatory framework on batteries to ensure that only the greenest, best performing and safest batteries make it onto the EU

Cities Heading Towards Carbon Neutrality - With Cleaner District Energy Systems

Date: 11.12.2020 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Cities Heading Towards Carbon Neutrality - With Cleaner District Energy SystemsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Cities are very important and at least three quarters of what the EU is doing in its sustainable policies – including district heating and cooling systems, with renewable energy on board – is

Report: Fossil Fuel Production Needs to Fall 6% Per Year to Avoid Catastrophic Warming

Date: 04.12.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Report: Fossil Fuel Production Needs to Fall 6% Per Year to Avoid Catastrophic WarmingPhoto: Pixabay

World governments need to reduce fossil fuel production by roughly 6% per year between 2020 and 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5°C, according to the 2020 Production Gap Report, prepared by the UN

EC to Draft World’s First Green List for Sustainable Investment

Date: 24.11.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC to Draft World’s First Green List for Sustainable InvestmentPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

The European Commission launched a public consultation on Friday on the first two sets of criteria for determining which economic activities can qualify as environmentally sustainable under the EU's

Boštjan Videmšek: Any Technology Can Turn Into a Weapon

Date: 18.11.2020 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Boštjan Videmšek: Any Technology Can Turn Into a WeaponPhoto: foto: Jana Jocif, www.bukla.si

Croatian HEP Receives Approval for Combined Heat and Power Plant in Osijek

Date: 09.11.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Croatian HEP Receives Approval for Combined Heat and Power Plant in OsijekPhoto: HEP

HEP Proizvodnja, the subsidiary of the Croatian state-owned energy utility Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP), has received the green light from the Croatian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable

Lead Author for the IPCC and Nobel Prize Winner Positive about a Sustainable Future

Date: 06.11.2020 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Lead Author for the IPCC and Nobel Prize Winner Positive about a Sustainable FuturePhoto: Roman Peklaj

If in the sixties gas was the ‘prime time’ of the energy era, nowadays hydrogen has taken over the hype, along with other clean-tech, such as lithium batteries, EVs, and, of course, renewables,



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