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MEP seeks ban on ETS funding for new nuclear

Date: 17.01.2022 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
MEP seeks ban on ETS funding for new nuclearPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

Eastern European countries would not be allowed to build nuclear plants using emissions trading system (ETS) funds earmarked for updating their power sectors, under proposals from a senior European

TTF gas prices rise amid French nuclear power cut plans

Date: 14.01.2022 Author: Maria Haensch, Montel
TTF gas prices rise amid French nuclear power cut plansPhoto: Roman Peklaj

European gas prices rose on Friday after French utility EDF announced plans to cut nuclear production, likely increasing demand for gas-fired power generation.

Germany to become net power importer from 2023 – IEA

Date: 14.01.2022 Author: Andreas Lochner, Montel
Germany to become net power importer from 2023 – IEAPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Germany is set to become a net importer of electricity from next year amid the country’s nuclear and coal exit, said the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday.

Experts get more time for gas, nuclear green label response

Date: 11.01.2022 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
Experts get more time for gas, nuclear green label responsePhoto: Roman Peklaj

Experts now have until 21 January to respond to the European Commission’s proposed criteria for natural gas and nuclear to be deemed sustainable investments, the head of the advisory panel involved

EU must invest EUR 500bn in new nuclear by 2050 – official

Date: 10.01.2022 Author: Sophie Tetrel, Montel
EU must invest EUR 500bn in new nuclear by 2050 – officialPhoto: Energetika.NET Archive

Europe must invest EUR 500bn by 2050 to develop next-generation nuclear reactors and reach its net-zero emissions target, EU internal market commissioner Thierry Breton told the French newspaper

GEN to add 10 TWh to Slovenian power output by 2035

Date: 07.01.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
GEN to add 10 TWh to Slovenian power output by 2035Photo: GEN energija

The Slovenian GEN Group is planning a capacity investment cycle that will add 10 TWh of electricity annually to the Slovenian power system by 2035, according to its general manager Martin Novsak.

New nuclear needs 2050 waste plan for green label

Date: 05.01.2022 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
New nuclear needs 2050 waste plan for green labelPhoto: Roman Peklaj

New nuclear power plants would need a detailed plan for storing high-level radioactive waste by 2050 to qualify as a sustainable investment under confidential draft EU rules seen by Montel this week.

German clean power share falls in 2021

Date: 04.01.2022 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
German clean power share falls in 2021Photo: Roman Peklaj

The share of renewable energy in Germany’s power mix fell to less than 46% in 2021, easing four percentage points relative to the previous year, the Fraunhofer ISE think tank said on Monday.

Labelling nuclear, gas as green investment is “greenwashing”

Date: 03.01.2022 Author: Jeff Coelho, Montel
Labelling nuclear, gas as green investment is “greenwashing”Photo: Roman Peklaj

A European Commission plan to label some gas and nuclear power as green for sustainable investments sends the wrong signal to private investors and could delay the EU’s progress on its climate

Nuclear, gas to be on EU’s green finance list – report

Date: 20.12.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
Nuclear, gas to be on EU’s green finance list – reportPhoto: Rosatom

Nuclear and natural gas will be included in the European Commission’s list of “green” investments, EU internal market commissioner Thierry Breton told German newspaper Die Welt in an interview

EU approves hydropower, bioenergy green finance criteria

Date: 09.12.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EU approves hydropower, bioenergy green finance criteriaPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The EU has approved the first list of criteria to determine which economic activities are sustainable, including for hydropower, biomass and hydrogen, in legislation published on Thursday.

EU ministers urge clarity on gas, nuclear green status

Date: 03.12.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EU ministers urge clarity on gas, nuclear green statusPhoto: Rosatom

EU energy ministers continue to urge the European Commission to clarify as soon as possible if nuclear and natural gas qualify as “green” investments, while diverging on what they want to see.



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