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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.

Serbia plans EUR 1bn in annual residential renewables investment – ministry

Date: 30.06.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Serbia plans EUR 1bn in annual residential renewables investment – ministryPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Serbia is planning between EUR 500m and EUR 1bn of investments in renewables in its residential sector in the next 20 years, said Zoran Lakicevic from the country’s energy ministry on Wednesday.

North Macedonia wants more state-owned renewable capacities – economy minister

Date: 24.06.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
North Macedonia wants more state-owned renewable capacities – economy ministerPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

North Macedonia needs more new renewable capacities that are state-owned to reduce its reliance on electricity imports, said the country’s economy minister, Kreshnik Bekteshi, on Wednesday at the

SEE EU recovery plans lack climate-related measures – think tank

Date: 17.06.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
SEE EU recovery plans lack climate-related measures – think tankPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The recovery plans of most EU member states in southeast Europe (SEE) are lacking long-term climate related measures, with Croatia being the exception, according to a study conducted by the German

Global power sector investment to hit record USD 820bn – IEA

Date: 02.06.2021 Author: Jeff Coelho, Montel
Global power sector investment to hit record USD 820bn – IEAPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Global power sector investment is set to increase by around 5% in 2021 to more than USD 820bn – a record high – after staying flat in the previous year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the

Croatia to spend EUR 91m from CO2 allowances sale on renewables

Date: 27.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Croatia to spend EUR 91m from CO2 allowances sale on renewablesPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Croatia intends to spend HRK 683.4m (EUR 90.9m) from the sale of CO2 allowances on renewable energy sources by 2025, reports Vecernji list.

Lack of carbon targets could limit access to EU funding in Western Balkans

Date: 27.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Lack of carbon targets could limit access to EU funding in Western BalkansPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Western Balkan countries could face problems accessing funds from the EU’s economic and investment plan for the region if they do not set clear greenhouse gas reduction targets, said Agora

Romania to launch new renewables auction scheme by end-2022 - ministry

Date: 26.05.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Romania to launch new renewables auction scheme by end-2022 - ministryPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Romania is expected to issue a new renewables support scheme based on a contracts for difference (CfD) mechanism by the end of 2022, said the country’s energy ministry.

New Romanian gas-fired power plants will need to be hydrogen-ready

Date: 26.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
New Romanian gas-fired power plants will need to be hydrogen-readyPhoto: MzI

New gas-fired power plants in Romania that are financed with EU funds must be able to use hydrogen as fuel, said an official from the country’s energy ministry.



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