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Croatia to seek Slovenia's opinion on Krsko environmental impact

Date: 24.06.2022 Author: Montel
Croatia to seek Slovenia's opinion on Krsko environmental impactPhoto: Simona Drevenšek

Croatia will seek input from Slovenia on the results of its public debate over the environmental impact of extending the Krsko nuclear plant's operational lifespan before making a decision on this

Energy Community pushes talks on 2030 climate and energy targets

Date: 23.06.2022 Author: Maja Žuvela
Energy Community pushes talks on 2030 climate and energy targetsPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

The Energy Community’s contracting parties are committed to finalising negotiations on 2030 climate and energy targets during an 8-9 July informal ministerial council meeting in Vienna, the body

Slovenia should opt for quick phase out of fossil gas – minister

Date: 22.06.2022 Author: Peter Palcec, Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia should opt for quick phase out of fossil gas – ministerPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

Slovenia should make the transition from the use of fossil gas to other sources as soon as possible, the country’s infrastructure minister Bojan Kumer said on Tuesday in light of current Russian gas

EU can be decarbonised by 2035 – Ember

Date: 22.06.2022 Author: Enza Tedesco, Montel
EU can be decarbonised by 2035 – EmberPhoto: Montel

Europe can achieve an almost fully decarbonised power system by 2035 at no extra cost above current stated plans and without compromising security of supply, think tank Ember said in a report released

German Q4 gas, coal power output could rise sharply – Refinitiv

Date: 14.06.2022 Author: Laurence Walker, Montel
German Q4 gas, coal power output could rise sharply – RefinitivPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

German gas and coal-fired generation could jump 43% and 20%, respectively, on the year in the fourth quarter in part due to the looming demise of the country’s nuclear capacity, a senior power

MEPs object including gas, nuclear in EU taxonomy

Date: 14.06.2022 Author: Enza Tedesco, Montel
MEPs object including gas, nuclear in EU taxonomyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

MEPs in two committees have objected the European Commission’s proposal to include nuclear and gas energy activities in the sustainable finance taxonomy.

Romania looking for European grants to develop SMRs

Date: 13.06.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania looking for European grants to develop SMRsPhoto: AMRC

The Romanian government is considering whether it can use the EU Modernisation Fund to implement the country’s first small modular reactor (SMR) project, energy ministry state secretary Dan Dragan

Bulgaria will need 4 GW of new nuclear capacity by 2050

Date: 10.06.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgaria will need 4 GW of new nuclear capacity by 2050Photo: Rosatom

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Bulgaria must build 2 GW of new nuclear capacity by 2030 and another 2 GW by 2040, Bulgarian Atomic Forum (Blatom) president Bogomil Manchev said last week.

Nuclear crucial for EU energy amid Ukraine war – Finland

Date: 07.06.2022 Author: Carl-Emil Wickström, Montel
Nuclear crucial for EU energy amid Ukraine war – FinlandPhoto: EDF Energy

Russia’s war in Ukraine has increased the importance of nuclear in Europe’s energy mix, Finnish economy minister Mika Lintila said on Tuesday.

Romania to close all coal-fired power plants by end-2030

Date: 02.06.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania to close all coal-fired power plants by end-2030Photo: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Romania will close all of its coal-fired capacity, including mines and quarries, by 31 December 2030, according to new legislation drafted by the government, local media reported on Wednesday.

First Romanian small nuclear reactor to be built in Doicesti

Date: 24.05.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
First Romanian small nuclear reactor to be built in DoicestiPhoto: NuScale

Romania’s first small modular reactor (SMR) will be built in the rural commune of Doicesti in central Romania, Nuclearelectrica, the operator of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, said on Tuesday.

EC taxonomy to face EU parliament objection vote in July

Date: 23.05.2022 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EC taxonomy to face EU parliament objection vote in JulyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European Parliament will vote in early July on whether to reject the European Commission’s draft EU sustainable finance taxonomy for including natural gas and nuclear.



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