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Croatia interested in participating in Slovenia’s new nuclear project – minister

Date: 21.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Croatia interested in participating in Slovenia’s new nuclear project – ministerPhoto: GEN energija

Croatia is ready to discuss with Slovenia the financing of construction of its second nuclear unit in Krsko, as well as the purchase of electricity from it, said Croatia’s economy minister on

European solar output could surpass 50 TWh in Q3 – data firm

Date: 19.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
European solar output could surpass 50 TWh in Q3 – data firmPhoto: Ana V. Vršnak

Solar power output in Europe reached a quarterly record of 49.6 TWh in Q2 and is likely to surpass 50 TWh in Q3 for the first time, said the UK energy data firm EnAppSys.

Slovenia issues energy permit for second nuclear unit

Date: 19.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik, Valerija Hozjan
Slovenia issues energy permit for second nuclear unitPhoto: GEN energija

The Slovenian ministry of infrastructure issued an energy permit for a second nuclear unit at the Krsko plant on Monday, as using nuclear energy is a key part of Slovenia’s plan to reach climate

Power sector emissions could hit record level in 2022 – IEA

Date: 15.07.2021 Author: Jeff Coelho, Montel
Power sector emissions could hit record level in 2022 – IEAPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

Carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector could reach record levels next year, because clean power sources are not expanding fast enough to meet a strong rebound in global demand, the

Slovenia vows to keep nuclear despite Austria’s opposition

Date: 13.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Slovenia vows to keep nuclear despite Austria’s oppositionPhoto: Ana Vučina Vršnak

Although Austria wants to prevent the Krsko nuclear plant from running for 22 more years, the Slovenian government says it cannot prevent Slovenia’s “sovereign” decision to use nuclear energy.

Nuclear to cover 35% of Romanian power needs by 2030 – Nuclearelectrica

Date: 13.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Nuclear to cover 35% of Romanian power needs by 2030 – NuclearelectricaPhoto: Incont.ro

The share of nuclear in Romania’s electricity mix is set to grow from around 15-20% today to 35% by 2030 as new nuclear units will be added, said the Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica.

Netherlands has investor support for new nuclear plants

Date: 09.07.2021 Author: Karolin Schaps, Montel
Netherlands has investor support for new nuclear plantsPhoto: Rosatom

The Dutch government has launched a study of nuclear power to at least 2050 after a market consultation showed investors ready to build new plants in the Netherlands if the state offers certain

Five EU countries oppose classifying nuclear as green

Date: 05.07.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Five EU countries oppose classifying nuclear as greenPhoto: Rosatom

In an open letter sent to the European Commission on Friday, five European Union countries voiced their opposition to classifying nuclear energy as green and sustainable for investment purposes.

Romania ratifies nuclear power plant agreement with USA

Date: 29.06.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Romania ratifies nuclear power plant agreement with USAPhoto: Incont.ro

The Romanian senate – the upper chamber of parliament – ratified an agreement with the USA last week on the expansion and modernisation of Romania’s nuclear programme, which the two countries

Romania could develop SMRs after 2030 – Nuclearelectrica

Date: 22.06.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Romania could develop SMRs after 2030 – NuclearelectricaPhoto: Rolls Royce

Small modular reactors (SMRs) could be a viable option for Romania after 2030, complementing the existing and new nuclear units at Cernavoda, said Teodor Chirica from the Romanian utility

Romanian companies make strong business case for gas and solar

Date: 17.06.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Romanian companies make strong business case for gas and solarPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Two important energy players in Romania, Oltenia Energy Complex (OEC) and OMV Petrom, believe a coal-to-gas switch in power production combined with new solar capacity is the best business model for

Slovenia will need 7 GW of solar and new nuclear unit by 2050 – GEN-I

Date: 16.06.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan, Tanja Srnovršnik
Slovenia will need 7 GW of solar and new nuclear unit by 2050 – GEN-IPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Slovenia will need 7 GW of solar capacity in 2050 to ensure its energy balance, regardless of whether a second nuclear unit is built in Krsko, says an analysis by the energy company GEN-I.



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