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EU seeks temporary, targeted response to high energy prices

Date: 05.10.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EU seeks temporary, targeted response to high energy pricesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Rising energy prices need a "temporary and targeted" response that respects the EU's single market and state aid rules, said EU economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni.

Serbian waste power plant to become operational in November 2022

Date: 04.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbian waste power plant to become operational in November 2022Photo: Roman Peklaj

The Serbian waste-to-energy plant at Belgrade’s Vinca landfill will become operational in November 2022, announced Serbian prime minister Ana Brnabic during a visit to the landfill last week.

SEE and CEE companies lagging in climate-related investment - survey

Date: 19.08.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
SEE and CEE companies lagging in climate-related investment - surveyPhoto: Gualberto107 via FreeDigitalPhotos

Around 50% of companies in Western and Northern Europe reported investments to address climate change in 2020, 38% in Southern Europe and 32% in Central and Eastern Europe, according to an European

Germany on track for record emissions growth – Agora

Date: 16.08.2021 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
Germany on track for record emissions growth – AgoraPhoto: Pixabay

German carbon emissions will climb by their fastest pace in at least 30 years this year as the country’s coal plants benefit most from recovering power demand, think tank Agora Energiewende said on

European climate-related investments gain momentum - EIB

Date: 12.08.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan
European climate-related investments gain momentum - EIBPhoto: Pixabay

Around 45% of companies in the European Union have made investments to address climate change, compared to 32% in the United States, according to the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) latest study.

Batteries may gain from price surges, volatility – analysts

Date: 06.08.2021 Author: Tasmin Chowdhary, Montel
Batteries may gain from price surges, volatility – analystsPhoto: Valerija Hozjan

Energy storage systems such as batteries can benefit from rising power prices and spot market volatility as Germany aims to become carbon neutral by 2045, analysts said.

EBRD provides new loan to increase energy efficiency in North Macedonia

Date: 03.08.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
EBRD provides new loan to increase energy efficiency in North MacedoniaPhoto: ddpavumba via FreeDigitalPhotos

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide a EUR 2m credit line that will enable more homeowners in North Macedonia to invest in domestic energy efficiency improvements,

Eurohold Bulgaria to focus on renewables and energy efficiency

Date: 29.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Eurohold Bulgaria to focus on renewables and energy efficiencyPhoto: Andreja Krašna

Еurohold Bulgaria intends to focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency now that the acquisition of the Bulgarian assets of Czech power utility Cez is complete, said the company on Tuesday.

EC plans intervention in new ETS to prevent big price shocks - official

Date: 20.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC plans intervention in new ETS to prevent big price shocks - officialPhoto: ACER

The European Commission has proposed the inclusion of “an emergency brake” in the new emissions trading system (ETS) for road transport and buildings to ensure a gradual increase in carbon prices,

Brussels proposes 40% renewables target for 2030, PPA push

Date: 14.07.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
Brussels proposes 40% renewables target for 2030, PPA pushPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The European Commission wants the EU to source 40% of its energy from renewables by 2030, up from 32%, and to use more long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) to help achieve this, it said on

EC plans climate policy overhaul driven by carbon pricing

Date: 13.07.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EC plans climate policy overhaul driven by carbon pricingPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Carbon pricing is set to underpin many of the European Commission’s proposed policy reforms due on Wednesday intended to help the EU cut its emissions by at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030.

Serbian city of Kragujevac to decarbonise heating system

Date: 02.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbian city of Kragujevac to decarbonise heating systemPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Kragujevac, the fourth-largest city in Serbia, will decommission the coal boilers in the city’s district heating system with the help of a EUR 18m loan provided by the EBRD, said the bank on Friday.



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