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Bulgarian PM Calls on European Commission for Help in Phasing Out Coal

Date: 20.10.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Bulgarian PM Calls on European Commission for Help in Phasing Out CoalPhoto: Pixabay

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov, has asked the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, for a “plan” to support the country’s coal phase-out, as Bulgaria’s own

Serbian EPS to Extend Lifespan of Kostolac A TPP Until 2038

Date: 19.10.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbian EPS to Extend Lifespan of Kostolac A TPP Until 2038Photo: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The Serbian state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) intends to extend the lifespan of the Kostolac A thermal power plant (TPP) by 15 years until 2038, by installing flue-gas

FBiH’s Government Changes Fees for Stimulation of RES Energy Generation

Date: 19.10.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
FBiH’s Government Changes Fees for Stimulation of RES Energy GenerationPhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

The government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) has changed the fee for stimulating the production of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) and efficient cogeneration for

CEE Could Become a Clean Tech Industrial Powerhouse

Date: 19.10.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
CEE Could Become a Clean Tech Industrial PowerhousePhoto: Roman Peklaj

“One of the lessons of COVID-19 is the need to better anticipate and prepare. That is why Europe must prioritise forward-looking research and innovation – to build next-generation solutions that

System Operators Will Play a Key Role in Achieving the European Energy Transition

Date: 19.10.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
System Operators Will Play a Key Role in Achieving the European Energy TransitionPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“The six key drivers that were identified for the European power system towards 2030 are market design, distributed flexibility, energy system integration, offshore development, hybrid AC/DC

Hydrogen as the Key Cohesive Element in the Gas Sector

Date: 19.10.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Hydrogen as the Key Cohesive Element in the Gas SectorPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) has published its 2050 Roadmap Action Plan in response to the European Commission’s recently published Energy System

EC Calls for Clear Timeframe for Coal Phase-out in Bulgaria

Date: 16.10.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC Calls for Clear Timeframe for Coal Phase-out in BulgariaPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The Commission adopted the 2020 state of the energy union report on Wednesday, and presented individual assessments of the 27 national energy and climate plans (NECPs), which analyse the pathway and

Differing Views on Whether Nuclear Has a Role to Play in Decarbonisation

Date: 16.10.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Differing Views on Whether Nuclear Has a Role to Play in DecarbonisationPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Nuclear power is not an option for rapid decarbonisation, especially due to the very long construction times, assessed Ben Wealer, Research Associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW

Natural Gas As The “New Coal”

Date: 16.10.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Natural Gas As The “New Coal”Photo: Roman Peklaj

“Natural gas is now really the ‘new coal’. This is confirmation that we won’t really see gas demand disappearing,” said Kjell Eikland, the CEO of Energy Perspectives AS, on Thursday during

Pumped Storage Hydro Is a Key Asset For Storage in Europe

Date: 16.10.2020 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Pumped Storage Hydro Is a Key Asset For Storage in EuropePhoto: SENG

“We are moving to a decarbonised future and we are shaking up the energy system at a rapid pace. Eurelectric estimates that by 2050 more than 80% of electricity will come from renewables (RES). We

Works on Republika Srpska’s Turkish Stream Part to Start in Early 2022

Date: 16.10.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Works on Republika Srpska’s Turkish Stream Part to Start in Early 2022Photo: Plinovodi

“Construction works on a gas pipeline in Republika Srpska that will be part of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline could start at the end of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022,” claims the director of

Bulgaria's and Romania's Offshore Wind Potential Exceeds 100 GW

Date: 16.10.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgaria's and Romania's Offshore Wind Potential Exceeds 100 GWPhoto: WindEurope

“When it comes to offshore wind projects, Europe has almost entirely focused on offshore wind coming from the North Sea. Yet slowly, stakeholders are discovering the potential of the Baltic Sea,



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