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Bulgaria must be more flexible about coal phase-out – EC

Date: 18.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Bulgaria must be more flexible about coal phase-out – ECPhoto: Pixabay

Bulgaria needs to show more flexibility when it comes to abandoning coal, said vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans on Friday in a television interview.

Soaring prices can be a new impetus for nuclear and hydropower – experts

Date: 13.10.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan, Tanja Srnovršnik
Soaring prices can be a new impetus for nuclear and hydropower – expertsPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

The current surge in energy prices has not only improved the outlook for investments in nuclear power but will also encourage hydropower plant construction in Slovenia, energy market participants told

Slovenian NGOs file lawsuit over energy permit for new nuclear unit

Date: 11.10.2021 Author: Valerija Hozjan, Tanja Srnovršnik
Slovenian NGOs file lawsuit over energy permit for new nuclear unitPhoto: GEN energija

Three environmental organisations filed a lawsuit against the Slovenian infrastructure and environment ministries last week due to the “illegal” issuance of an energy permit for a second nuclear

Serbia interested in buying 10% stake in nuclear plant – president

Date: 06.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Serbia interested in buying 10% stake in nuclear plant – presidentPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Since an energy crisis is inevitable, Serbia would like to buy a 10% stake in a nuclear power plant in the region to boost its energy security, said President Aleksandar Vucic in a local TV interview

Germany may face capacity gap of over 50 GW by 2030 – Timera

Date: 04.10.2021 Author: Julia Demirdag, Montel
Germany may face capacity gap of over 50 GW by 2030 – TimeraPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Germany could face a power capacity gap of over 50 GW by 2030 if it exits all of its hard coal and lignite capacities by then without adding market flexibility, consultancy Timera Energy said on

Bulgaria's 1 GW nuclear reactor to be offline until November

Date: 04.10.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Bulgaria's 1 GW nuclear reactor to be offline until NovemberPhoto: Nuvia

The Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria shut down its 1,000 MW unit 6 on 29 September for a scheduled annual overhaul.

Work on Romanian new nuclear units must start soon – minister

Date: 01.10.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Work on Romanian new nuclear units must start soon – ministerPhoto: Incont.ro

Works on the new nuclear units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda plant must start during the term of this government and be completed by 2030, said Romania’s energy minister Virgil Popescu this week.

Hungarian Paks 2 nuclear plant to be operational by 2028-2029 – minister

Date: 27.09.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Hungarian Paks 2 nuclear plant to be operational by 2028-2029 – ministerPhoto: Rosatom

Hungary expects that the two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant will become operational in 2028 or 2029, said Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto last Thursday in a report filed by the

Nuclear capacity to contribute 12% of global electricity by 2050 – IAEA

Date: 17.09.2021 Author: Peter Palčec
Nuclear capacity to contribute 12% of global electricity by 2050 – IAEAPhoto: Rosatom

Nuclear energy could contribute about 12% of global electricity by 2050, said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its new report published on Thursday.

Slovenia lacks mature new power production projects – EICS

Date: 01.09.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Slovenia lacks mature new power production projects – EICSPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Slovenia lacks new power production projects that can be implemented immediately and so its import dependence is set to increase as it phases out coal, said the president of the Energy Industry

Polish billionaires plan 6 small reactors of 300 MW each

Date: 31.08.2021 Author: Marcin Czekanski, Montel
Polish billionaires plan 6 small reactors of 300 MW eachPhoto: Rolls Royce

Polish billionaires Zygmunt Solorz-Zak and Michal Solowow plan to build up to six 300 MW nuclear small modular reactors (SMRs) in central Poland, they said on Tuesday.

German chemicals boss urges nuclear power extension

Date: 18.08.2021 Author: Christian Driessen, Montel
German chemicals boss urges nuclear power extensionPhoto: Rosatom

Germany should abandon plans to close its last nuclear reactors over the next two years to suppress costs and limit import dependence, a senior chemicals industry representative told the Frankfurter



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