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Slovenian Innovation Converts Plastic Waste into Fuel and Electricity

Date: 28.05.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Slovenian Innovation Converts Plastic Waste into Fuel and ElectricityPhoto: Foto: arhiv GET eco

One of the three Slovenian startups participating in InnoEnergy’s PowerUp! Challenge is Get Eco, a company addressing a major environmental issue: mixed plastic waste. Using a prototype machine,

Is it Time for an Energy System with Lower Emissions?

Date: 20.05.2020 Author: Dag Kralj
Is it Time for an Energy System with Lower Emissions?Photo: BISOL Group

Although the pandemic has created a situation which calls for fundamental changes in nearly every industry, the world was especially stirred by the news of a drop in greenhouse gas emissions and a

Lessons Learnt from COVID-19: The New Normal vs. the Old Normal

Date: 14.05.2020 Author: Franc Bogovič
Lessons Learnt from COVID-19: The New Normal vs. the Old NormalPhoto: EU Parliament

Before the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus emerged and the COVID-19 pandemic started, life used to be quite normal for all of us living in Slovenia, Europe or across the globe. In our fast-paced lives, we

Let Us Make Our Future Carbon Neutral

Date: 04.05.2020 Author: Nina Bračko Colja
Let Us Make Our Future Carbon NeutralPhoto: Samo Trebižan

We all have sunny days when we wake up, look up into the sky and feel as if the day could not get any clearer, or the air we breathe any cleaner. Unfortunately, this is an illusion. Earth has seen

Security of Power Supply – One of the Few Certainties in Uncertain Times

Date: 28.04.2020 Author: Danijel Levičar
Security of Power Supply – One of the Few Certainties in Uncertain TimesPhoto: GEN

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Fleeting news items on the efforts to contain a new virus in China had suddenly escalated into alarming reports about the uncontrollable spread

What Do Nuclear Chain Reactions and Epidemics Have in Common?

Date: 23.04.2020 Author: Dr. Leon Cizelj
What Do Nuclear Chain Reactions and Epidemics Have in Common?Photo: JSI

A lot, in fact. Let us start with the fact that both can be controlled. While the chain reaction in a nuclear reactor was first controlled more than 75 years ago, Covid-19 has, in Slovenia at least,

Electricity Storage to Facilitate the Next Stage of the Energy Transition

Date: 23.04.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Electricity Storage to Facilitate the Next Stage of the Energy TransitionPhoto: Pixabay

“Renewable energy technologies have expanded rapidly in recent years because of steep cost reductions, innovation and policy support. The rapid expansion of renewable electricity calls for a more

Coronavirus Pandemic Calls for Reflection

Date: 20.04.2020 Author: Marjan Eberlinc
Coronavirus Pandemic Calls for ReflectionPhoto: Anže Petkovšek

Just over one month after the Slovenian gas TSO had to adjust to working in exceptional circumstances, the first comments and thoughts can be shared about how the situation caused by the coronavirus

The Day After Could Be Either Green or Grey

Date: 16.04.2020 Author: Janez Kopač
The Day After Could Be Either Green or GreyPhoto: Energy Community

The economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus-induced economic downturn has sadly exposed the unreformed energy sector. In cases where an electricity market monopolist was only able to survive

Put Clean Energy at the Heart of Stimulus Plans to Counter the Coronavirus Crisis

Date: 13.04.2020 Author: Dr Fatih Birol, IEA
Put Clean Energy at the Heart of Stimulus Plans to Counter the Coronavirus CrisisPhoto: IEA

The impact of the coronavirus around the world and the resulting turmoil in global markets are dominating global attention. As governments respond to these interlinked crises, they must not lose sight

Electric Vehicles and Heat Pumps Less Emission Intensive Than Fossil-Fuel-Based Alternatives

Date: 09.04.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Electric Vehicles and Heat Pumps Less Emission Intensive Than Fossil-Fuel-Based AlternativesPhoto: Shutterstock

Electric vehicles produce less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across the vast majority of the globe and, even if future end-use electrification is not matched by rapid power-sector decarbonisation,

Policy Response to Introduce New Investments in Energy Infrastructures

Date: 09.04.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Policy Response to Introduce New Investments in Energy InfrastructuresPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“An argument has been floated during the last few weeks that COVID-19 and its impact will slow down the energy transition. This will result in lower fossil fuel prices that will reduce the relative


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