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Europe needs 480 MW of dispatchable capacity by 2050 – BNEF

Date: 14.06.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Europe needs 480 MW of dispatchable capacity by 2050 – BNEFPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Europe will need about 480 MW of carbon-free, dispatchable capacity in 2050 as backup for periods of low wind and solar output, said Bloomberg NEF last week.

Battery energy storage in SEE economically feasible in 5 years – utility

Date: 11.06.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Battery energy storage in SEE economically feasible in 5 years – utilityPhoto: Mercados – Aries International

The use of battery energy storage systems should be economically feasible in the Energy Community countries within the next four to five years, said the investment director of North Macedonia’s

Slovenia's Butan Plin launches micro plant running on LNG vapours

Date: 09.06.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia's Butan Plin launches micro plant running on LNG vapoursPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The Slovenian gas company Butan Plin has launched a micro gas plant that uses the vapours produced from the gasification of LNG as an input energy source.

EIB to grade transport projects against EUR 250/t shadow CO2 price for 2030

Date: 03.06.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EIB to grade transport projects against EUR 250/t shadow CO2 price for 2030Photo: Roman Peklaj

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will assess potential projects, particularly those in the road transport sector, by using a carbon shadow price of EUR 250/t for 2030, said a bank official.

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

CfDs pose risk to carbon market liquidity – exchanges

Date: 31.05.2021 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
CfDs pose risk to carbon market liquidity – exchangesPhoto: Pixabay

The use of so-called carbon contracts for difference (CCfDs) to encourage clean technologies in emission intensive industries would undermine Europe’s carbon market, the association of European

Better planning needed for Black Sea offshore wind development – WindEurope

Date: 25.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Better planning needed for Black Sea offshore wind development – WindEuropePhoto: WindEurope

Grid connection issues and a lack of proper planning are some of the biggest obstacles preventing offshore wind development in the Black Sea region, WindEurope told Energetika.NET.

Romanian companies to collaborate in green hydrogen production

Date: 24.05.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Romanian companies to collaborate in green hydrogen productionPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The Romanian government sees the cooperation of different companies in the development of green hydrogen production capacities as the best way forward in aligning its hydrogen efforts with those of

Video debate: Energy efficiency from micro and macro perspectives

Date: 24.05.2021 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Video debate: Energy efficiency from micro and macro perspectivesPhoto: Energetika.NET

The technologies are here, the know-how is here, and the future is here. This was the main message in the latest Energetika.NET video debate on energy efficiency.

Italian gas TSO Snam tests 30% hydrogen blend in steel plant

Date: 19.05.2021 Author: Enza Tedesco, Montel
Italian gas TSO Snam tests 30% hydrogen blend in steel plantPhoto: EBRD

Italian gas TSO Snam has tested a blend of 30% hydrogen with 70% natural gas to feed a steelmaking plant in the province of Milan, the company said on Wednesday.

EU taxonomy to also affect access to financing in Energy Community

Date: 12.05.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EU taxonomy to also affect access to financing in Energy CommunityPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The new EU green taxonomy will also have a certain impact on energy investment financing in the Western Balkans, Tibor Schaffhauser, climate policy advisor at the Energy Community Secretariat, told

Bogdan Kronovšek, Kronoterm: Heat pumps are definitely ready for smart grids

Date: 12.05.2021 Author: Alenka L. Klopčič, Tanja Srnovršnik
Bogdan Kronovšek, Kronoterm: Heat pumps are definitely ready for smart gridsPhoto: Energetika.NET

Heat pumps are not only ready for smart grids, they can also be an effective flexibility management tool for grid operators and power distributors, said Bogdan Kronovšek, the managing director of the



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