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Igor Papič, University of Ljubljana: Engineering is Currently a Hot Profession

Date: 27.01.2020 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Igor Papič, University of Ljubljana: Engineering is Currently a Hot ProfessionPhoto: personal archive

The University of Ljubljana has been recording a drop in enrolments – from nearly 43,000 in the academic year 2014/15 to 37,615 in the current academic year – however, there has also been a

Romanian Energy-intensive Companies to Receive EUR 331m State Aid

Date: 23.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Romanian Energy-intensive Companies to Receive EUR 331m State AidPhoto: © European Communities, 2009

About 170 industrial companies in Romania will receive State aid for energy totalling EUR 331 million over the next three years, under an emergency ordinance (OUG 81/2019) passed by the Romanian

Nada Drobne Popović Appointed For Full Term as Head of Slovenia’s Petrol

Date: 22.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Nada Drobne Popović Appointed For Full Term as Head of Slovenia’s PetrolPhoto: VZMD

The supervisory board of the Slovenian energy company, Petrol, appointed Nada Drobne Popović as the president of the management board of the company on Tuesday. Drobne Popović took over the

Slovenian Finance Ministry: Financing the EU Green Deal Will Be a Hot Topic

Date: 22.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Slovenian Finance Ministry: Financing the EU Green Deal Will Be a Hot TopicPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

The EU ministers of finance expressed their support for the European Green Deal on Tuesday in Brussels, however, the ministerial debate indicated that the issue of financing would be a hot topic.

Austrian Strabag Seeks EUR 20m in Compensation from Elektroprivreda BiH

Date: 22.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Austrian Strabag Seeks EUR 20m in Compensation from Elektroprivreda BiHPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The Austrian company Strabag has filed a lawsuit before the International Court of Arbitration in Brussels demanding that Elektroprivreda BiH, the largest power utility in Bosnia and Herzegovina

BNEF: 2020 to Be Record Year for Wind; Solar to Grow By 14%

Date: 20.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
BNEF: 2020 to Be Record Year for Wind; Solar to Grow By 14%Photo: www.pixabay.com

After a 1% increase in global renewable energy investment in 2019 - to USD 282.2 billion - the research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) expects global renewables capacity investment to edge a little

Albanian OSHEE Ended 2019 With a Loss Due to Drought

Date: 20.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Albanian OSHEE Ended 2019 With a Loss Due to DroughtPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

The Albanian electricity DSO, OSHEE, expects that it ended 2019 with a negative financial result of ALL 7.4 billion (EUR 60.7 million). The main reason for this is last year’s prolonged drought due

EU’s New Just Transition Mechanism Excludes Nuclear

Date: 17.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EU’s New Just Transition Mechanism Excludes NuclearPhoto: Rosatom

The EU’s regional policy Commissioner, Elisa Ferreira, revealed earlier this week that nuclear energy is excluded from the EUR 100 billion Just Transition Mechanism, a key financial component of the

EBRD Invested EUR 516m in Serbia in 2019; 41% in Green Projects

Date: 17.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EBRD Invested EUR 516m in Serbia in 2019; 41% in Green ProjectsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) achieved a historic record in Serbia in 2019 with EUR 516 million of new financial commitments. Over 41% of the investments were for green

MEPs Support European Green Deal and Push For Even Higher Ambitions

Date: 16.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
MEPs Support European Green Deal and Push For Even Higher AmbitionsPhoto: ©Shutterstock.com/Jodi C

The European Parliament supported the European Green Deal on Wednesday, however, it also highlighted “challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim

EBRD’s New Strategy for Bulgaria Foresees Investments in Energy Connectivity

Date: 16.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EBRD’s New Strategy for Bulgaria Foresees Investments in Energy ConnectivityPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The board of directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) approved a new strategy for Bulgaria for the next five years on Wednesday. As part of this strategy the EBRD also

EC Presents Green Deal Investment Plan with Just Transition Mechanism At Its Core

Date: 15.01.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC Presents Green Deal Investment Plan with Just Transition Mechanism At Its CorePhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

The European Commission presented the European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan – on Tuesday, as an important element of financing the green transition, which


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