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Montenegro sets 13 energy projects worth EUR 1bn as priorities

Date: 21.01.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
Montenegro sets 13 energy projects worth EUR 1bn as prioritiesPhoto: Fatos Bytyci

Montenegro’s government has updated its list of priority infrastructure projects which now includes 13 energy projects worth EUR 1bn, the government said in a press release on Tuesday.

Kosovo fixes 340 MW coal unit, production to resume soon

Date: 21.01.2022 Author: Montel
Kosovo fixes 340 MW coal unit, production to resume soonPhoto: Montel

Kosovo’s power utility KEK has repaired a 340 MW unit at the Kosovo B coal-fired power plant, and it is expected to resume production early Saturday morning, a KEK spokesperson told Montel on

CBAM will cut Balkan power exports in half by 2040 – study

Date: 21.01.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
CBAM will cut Balkan power exports in half by 2040 – studyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) will cut power exports from Western Balkan countries to the EU in half by 2040 if countries keep their lignite fleet and add new lignite units.

Lack of rainfall and high import prices may worsen Albania’s energy crisis

Date: 21.01.2022 Author: Montel
Lack of rainfall and high import prices may worsen Albania’s energy crisisPhoto: Fatos Bytyci

Albania may have a tough year ahead as it is facing the prospect of less water for its hydro power plants and increasing energy import prices, officials and experts told Montel this week.

Four EU nations reject gas, nuclear in green taxonomy

Date: 21.01.2022 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
Four EU nations reject gas, nuclear in green taxonomyPhoto: Andreja Krašna

Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg and Spain continue to reject natural gas and nuclear in the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy, their energy and climate ministers have said in response to a recent draft

Gas crisis shows need for reliable suppliers – von der Leyen

Date: 20.01.2022 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
Gas crisis shows need for reliable suppliers – von der LeyenPhoto: © Copyright European Commission 2020

The current gas price crisis should be used to speed up the EU’s switch away from fossil fuels and secure reliable energy supplies, said European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on

Romania expects 1 bcm of surplus gas next winter – minister

Date: 20.01.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania expects 1 bcm of surplus gas next winter – ministerPhoto: Plinovodi

Romania will have a surplus of around 1 bcm of natural gas next winter thanks to new gas sources in the Black Sea, energy minister Virgil Popescu said on Tuesday, according to local media reports.

Commercial prosumer potential in SEE still untapped – think tank

Date: 20.01.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
Commercial prosumer potential in SEE still untapped – think tankPhoto: Gorenje Solar

The potential of rooftop solar installations by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in south-east Europe is still being ignored by policymakers, despite the huge impact this could have on the

Half of Slovenia’s companies at risk due to high energy prices – survey

Date: 20.01.2022 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Half of Slovenia’s companies at risk due to high energy prices – surveyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

After an 18% rise in 2021, Slovenian businesses expect their energy costs to more than double this year, which could threaten the survival of half of them, according to a survey published on Thursday.

Romania to lower cap on energy prices – PM

Date: 19.01.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania to lower cap on energy prices – PMPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

Romania will lower the cap on power and gas prices and offer financial support to more households from February until the end of March, Romanian prime minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Monday.

EU must reduce dependence on Russian energy – Macron

Date: 19.01.2022 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EU must reduce dependence on Russian energy – MacronPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The EU needs to reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas imports to improve its geopolitical security, said French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday.

Slovenia will replace coal with renewables and nuclear – minister

Date: 19.01.2022 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia will replace coal with renewables and nuclear – ministerPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Slovenia intends to use new technologies, including renewables and nuclear, to replace its coal capacity, infrastructure minister Jernej Vrtovec said at a press conference on Tuesday.



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