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Feature

High interest in renewables in Serbia - new regulation in a nutshell

The new Law on Use of Renewable Energy Sources is mostly aimed at stimulating new investments in RES and increasing the share of renewable sources in the total energy produced by creating a modern, investment-friendly legal framework.

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Serbia

Serbia enables state agriculture land to be leased for solar, wind projects

The Government of Serbia adopted the decree on the leasing of state-owned agricultural land for non-agricultural use.

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Serbia enables state agriculture land to be leased for solar, wind projects

Croatia

PVMax project expected to bring rooftop solar to 3,000 buildings in Croatia

Croatia has launched a project called PVMax, which is expected to result in the deployment of rooftop solar systems on over 3,000 buildings.

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BiH

EPBiH to build solar power plants on coal mines, landfills as it closes them

EPBiH picked five former open pit coal mines and ash and slag dumps for solar power projects. It intends to gradually close its thermal power plants.

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EPBiH solar power coal mines landfills closes

 

Montenegro

Photovoltaics in Montenegro to be supported with grants, loans

Firms and farmers in Montenegro will be able to apply for subsidies for renewable energy projects and get loans for photovoltaic systems

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Photovoltaics Montenegro grants loans

Region/EU

Belgrade, Zagreb, Skopje out of race for European Green Capital 2023 as Sofia makes it to final four

Sofia is among the finalists for the European Green Capital 2023 award, while Belgrade, Zagreb, and Skopje are out of the race.

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Region/EU

Kopač: Coal plants in Energy Community reaping profits as CO2 isn't priced

Producers of electricity from coal and traders in the Energy Community enjoy record profits as they don't have to pay for CO2 emissions, Janez Kopač said

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Kopac Coal plants Energy Community profits CO2 priced

Region/EU

Austria aims to cover all electricity consumption from renewables by 2030

The lower house of the Austrian parliament has adopted a bill aimed at ensuring that all electricity consumption is covered from renewables by 2030.

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EVENTS

Green Hydrogen Conference

July 20 | Online | EES Europe

The smarter E Europe

July 21-23 | Munich, Germany | Solar Promotion GmbH

World Hydropower Congress

September 23-24 | Costa Rica | International Hydropower Association

1st Regional Hydrogen Energy Conference RHEC-2021

September 27 - October 1 | Opatija, Croatia | MIPRO

Powering Net Zero

October 6 | Online | Energy Institute

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JOBS

Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner for the Western Balkans

July 14 | Western Balkans/Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

EU Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner

July 14 | Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

31 positions

July 17| Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Project Lead Coal Regions Just Transition (f/m/d)

August 8 | Bangkok, Thailand, or Berlin, Germany | Agora Energiewende

Project Manager Coal Regions Just Transition (f/m/d)

August 8 | Bangkok, Thailand, or Berlin, Germany | Agora Energiewende

 

Slovenia

Slovenians win battle for drinking water in referendum

 

Serbia

124,000 sign petition against lithium mine as Rio Tinto mulls project Jadar 2

 

Montenegro

wpd is seeking permit to build the Brajići wind farm

 

Region/EU

Shell launches Europe’s biggest PEM electrolyzer for green hydrogen

 

Slovenia

Slovenia's HSE starts first phase of 16 MW solar power plant in Prapretno

 

Serbia

Serbia's Ministry of Energy files charges against ex-Minister of Environmental Protection over small hydropower plants

 

Region/EU

Coal power stations in Western Balkans emit twice as much SO2 as EU plants

 

Serbia

Serbia's Water Law amendments in urgent procedure; NGOs demand withdrawal

 

Region/EU

European Parliament wants fossil fuel subsidies phased out by 2025

 

Region/EU

Swiss Insolight testing translucent solar modules to boost crop yield

 

Region/EU

European Parliament warns of offshore wind’s negative impact on fisheries

 
 

 
 

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The leading sustainable energy and green economy news provider in the Balkan region

 

Feature

High interest in renewables in Serbia - new regulation in a nutshell

The new Law on Use of Renewable Energy Sources is mostly aimed at stimulating new investments in RES and increasing the share of renewable sources in the total energy produced by creating a modern, investment-friendly legal framework.

Read more

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Region/EU

Women in Drina basin have power to solve environmental threats

Participants of the workshop said an increasing number of women from different spheres are becoming active in efforts to protect the environment and that they have the enthusiasm and energy to combine their strengths to create models for sustainable development with a particular focus on gender issues.

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BiH

Mrsovo hydropower project in BiH brought back to life

More than five years after the preparatory works, Comsar Energy indicated it would continue to build the 36.8 MW Mrsovo hydropower plant in BiH

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Mrsovo hydropower project BiH

 

Greece

Shell, CIP join investor pool in offshore wind power in Greece

Shell is said to be looking for partners in Greece for offshore wind projects while Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners joined forces with Mytilineos

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Shell CIP investor pool offshore wind power Greece

 

Region/EU

Nine Western Balkan mayors sign declaration to tackle air pollution

Nine Western Balkan mayors have signed a declaration to undertake voluntary measures aimed at reducing air pollution in their cities and municipalities.

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Montenegro

Montenegro announces coal phaseout by 2035

Montenegro has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, announcing it will stop using coal by 2035 at the latest.

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Region/EU

Energy Community Just Transition Forum: transition to clean energy must be gradual

Energy Community Just Transition Forum: to make sure the energy transition is just, it needs to be gradual.

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EVENTS

The smarter E Europe

July 21-23, 2021 | Munich, Germany | Solar Promotion GmbH

World Hydropower Congress

September 23-24, 2021 | Costa Rica | International Hydropower Association

1st Regional Hydrogen Energy Conference RHEC-2021

September 27 - October 1, 2021 | Opatija, Croatia | MIPRO

16th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES)

October 10-15, 2021 | Dubrovnik, Croatia | SDEWES

RE-Source

October 13-15, 2021 | Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Re-Source Platform

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JOBS

Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner for the Western Balkans

July 14 | Western Balkans/Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

EU Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner

July 14 | Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Environmental Affairs Officer

Unspecified | Geneva, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Beijing, New York, Santiago or Hong Kong | UNFCCC

Programme Manager, Power Transition

Unspecified | London, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw or Paris | European Climate Foundation

Marketing Expert

Unspecified | Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany | Finance in Motion

 

Region/EU

Only a handful of EU countries ban single-use plastics as deadline expires

 

Croatia

Pokrovac: Croatia should help farms install 900 MW in solar, biogas capacity

 

Region/EU

CAN Europe calls Western Balkans to set 2030 goals, decarbonize by 2050

 

Serbia

Contract signed for biomass heating plant in Novi Pazar

 

Serbia

UNDP to help improve energy efficiency in central government buildings

 

Serbia

EBRD lends EUR 18 million for district heating decarbonization in Kragujevac

 

Region/EU

Lego unveils prototype brick made from recycled PET plastic

 

World

IRENA: faster energy transitions could boost expected global growth

 

Region/EU

Overhead truck power line starts three-year trial in Germany

 

BiH

Firms from China, Poland ink deal for Ugljevik 3 coal plant in BiH

 
 

 
 

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Interview

Petar Đokić: Republic of Srpska cannot escape paying for CO2 emissions

Fossil fuels are not the future, but they certainly are our present, says Petar Đokić, minister of mining and energy of the Republic of Srpska.

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Region/EU

Investment opportunities in upgrading waste management systems in Western Balkans

Serbia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia are stepping up their efforts to reduce their dependence on landfilling, modernize their waste management infrastructure and align their legal framework with that of the EU.

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Serbia

Residents of Veliki Crljeni sue power utility EPS due to pollution from coal power plant Kolubara A

This is the first time citizens are seeking protection of personality rights, based on the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Residents of Veliki Crljeni sue power utility EPS due to pollution from coal power plant Kolubara A

 

Kosovo*

Amnesty condemns defamation lawsuits against environmentalists in Kosovo*

Small hydropower plant owner KelKos launched defamation lawsuits against Shpresa Loshaj and Adriatik Gacaferi to intimidate and silence them, Amnesty International claims

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Amnesty condemns defamation lawsuits environmentalists Kosovo

Region/EU

Green for Growth Fund attracts EUR 135 million in green finance in 2020

The Green for Growth Fund's Impact Report for 2020 revealed that it attracted EUR 135 million in investments and technical assistance commitments

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Green for Growth Fund EUR 1 1 billion green finance

Montenegro, BiH

EPCG, ERS discuss launching construction of hydropower plant Sutorina

EPCG and ERS have held a management meeting to discuss the launch of construction on hydropower plant Sutorina.

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World

Most new renewables cheaper than fossil-fueled power plants – IRENA

The cost of electricity from utility-scale solar PV fell by 85 percent, according to Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2020.

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Majority of new renewables in 2020 cheaper then new, existing fossil fired power plants - IRENA

Region/EU

New buildings in Berlin must have solar rooftops from 2023

Berlin is obligating private owners of all new buildings and of those that undergo significant roof renovation to install photovoltaic systems from 2023

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New buildings in Berlin must have solar rooftops from 2023

EVENTS

Sharing practices and experience in Circular Economy

June 28 – July 1, 2021 | Online | ICC Albania

World Biogas Summit

July 6-8, 2021 | Online | World Biogas Association

The smarter E Europe

July 21-23, 2021 | Munich, Germany | Solar Promotion GmbH

World Hydropower Congress

September 23-24, 2021 | Costa Rica | International Hydropower Association

1st Regional Hydrogen Energy Conference RHEC-2021

September 27 – October 1, 2021 | Opatija, Croatia | MIPRO

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JOBS

Six positions

July 4 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner for the Western Balkans

July 14 | Western Balkans or Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

EU Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner

July 14 | Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Environmental Affairs Officer

Unspecified | Geneva, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Beijing, New York, Santiago or Hong Kong | UNFCCC

Programme Manager, Power Transition

Unspecified | London, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw or Paris | European Climate Foundation

 

Kosovo*

EBRD approves EUR 2 million credit line for household energy efficiency in Kosovo*

 

Bulgaria

Copper producer Aurubis installing largest solar power plant in Bulgaria for own needs

 

Croatia

Divers pull out 15 tons of waste in underwater clean-up on Vis island

 

Montenegro

EPCG plans to build Montenegro’s first floating solar power plant

 

North Macedonia

North Macedonia first in region to set coal phaseout date – thermal power plants will be shut down by 2028

 

Montenegro

Preliminary design plan for HPP Komarnica to be finished in November

 

Slovenia

Slovenia's mayors set council to secure just transition for coal phaseout

 

Greece

Greece plans green wave of investments on 20 small islands

 

BiH

First PV system in rural BiH installed thanks to crowdfunding campaign

 

Kosovo*

EBRD approves EUR 2 million credit line for household energy efficiency in Kosovo*

 

 
 

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Interview

COVID-19 crisis is opportunity for GGF to promote sustainable growth

GGF is encouraging and financing financial institutions which share its vision of building back better, Chairperson Olaf Zymelka said

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COVID-19 crisis is opportunity for GGF to promote sustainable growth interview Green for Growth Fund GGF Olaf Zymelka

Interview

Academician Stevanović (SANU): Rio Tinto’s jadarite mine could cause irreversible damage

Vladimir Stevanović has told Balkan Green Energy News that there is no doubt that the mine would cause more harm than good.

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Romania

Dräxlmaier to open EUR 200 million electric vehicle battery plant in Timișoara

The German automotive parts company plans to invest EUR 200 million in the e-mobility components factory over the next six years.

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Draexlmaier to open EUR 200 million electric vehicle battery plant in Timisoara

Albania

Albania announces 100 MW wind auction

Developers of wind power projects between 10 MW and 75 MW in Albania can apply for a tender with an initial quota of 100 MW in total

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Albania calls bids 100 MW wind power plants

North Macedonia

Bogoslovec, first private wind farm in North Macedonia, secures loan for construction

The project, owned by BNB Kompani and GGF, has reached a financial close which includes EUR 51 million in financing by Erste Bank and local lenders.

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Bogoslovec, first private wind farm in North Macedonia, secures loan for construction

Serbia

20 to 50 percent increase of electricity price for companies in Serbia - how businesses can ease this burden?

Serbia has been delaying the energy transition for years, but the impact of the energy transition in the EU has spilled over to the country through the electricity prices for businesses.

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Electricity prices for companies are rising - how consumers can ease burden

Serbia

New equipment helps Knjaz Miloš achieve energy savings

Serbian beverage producer Knjaz Miloš invested in energy-efficient equipment with the help of UniCredit Leasing Serbia and GEFF Serbia Leasing

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Knjaz Milos save EUR 17 000 per year energy-efficient equipment

EVENTS

Gender dimensions in the sustainable management of natural resources through a Nexus approach in the Drina River Basin

June 23, 2021 | Online | UNECE, GWP-Med

Skopje Economic Forum

June 23 | Skopje, North Macedonia | Skopje Economic Forum

Annual meeting of the Initiative for coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

June 23-24 | Online | Initiative for coal regions in transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

European Electric Vehicle Batteries Summit 2021

June 23-24 | Rotterdam, the Netherlands | ACI

World Biogas Summit

July 6-8 | Online | World Biogas Association

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JOBS

Coordinator for Just Transition

June 23 | Offices in Central-Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Two positions

June 24 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner for the Western Balkans

July 14 | Western Balkans/Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

EU Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner

July 14 | Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Chief of Party - Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | Tetra Tech

 

Turkey

Turkey rolls out system for guarantees of origin of electricity

 

Montenegro

EPCG not to be sold, seeking joint investments in green energy - government

 

Romania

Romanian power supplier, distributor Electrica to set up renewables firm

 

Region/EU

Civic group urges ban on advertising, sponsorships for fossil fuel firms

 

Serbia

Enlight K2-Wind secures building permit for Pupin wind farm

 

Region/EU

Energy Community launches tender for study on flexibility needs of power systems in region

 

North Macedonia

North Macedonia to roll out ecotax for oil, slash VAT for electricity to 5%

 

Serbia

Serbia preparing framework to issue sovereign green bonds

 

Region/EU

Wind turbine blades must become 100% recyclable by 2025

 

Slovenia

Slovenia's mayors set council to secure just transition for coal phaseout

 
 

 
 

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Interview

EBRD promotes auctions as number one tool for renewable energy growth

EBRD's Director for Western Balkans Matteo Colangeli says it is helping roll out renewable energy auctions and that it would fund decarbonization and bilateral power purchase agreements

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EBRD auctions number one tool renewable energy interview Matteo Colangeli

Serbia

CWP Global to build first utility-scale solar power plant in Serbia

Renewable energy company will start building a 50 MW facility near the southwestern Serbian town of Sjenica at the beginning of 2023.

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CWP Global to build first utility-scale solar power plant in Serbia

Slovenia

Slovenia to build three mixed waste incinerators, solve sludge issue

Minister Andrej Vizjak says the Government of Slovenia would determine concession areas and help municipalities build three incinerators

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Slovenia three mixed waste incinerators sludge

 

Greece

Greece may approve connection of renewable power plants of 6 GW in 2021

Admie expects to approve the connection of 6 GW to the grid in Greece this year for green power plant projects, out of 10 GW planned through 2030

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Greece connection renewable power 6 GW 2021

Region/EU

EU is revising state aid guidelines for climate, energy, environment

The EU is revising state aid rules for the environment and energy. It proposed a competitive bidding system and covering up to 100% of funding gaps.

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EU revising state aid guidelines climate energy environment

Romania

OX2 may revive wind power projects of 402 MW in Romania

A Swedish company is bringing back to life its dormant wind power projects in Romania's Black Sea region of Dobrogea, a news outlet learned.

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OX2 wind power 402 MW Romania

BiH/Montenegro/Serbia

Role of women in sustainable management of natural resources in Drina river basin – register for workshop

The workshop “Gender dimensions in the sustainable management of natural resources through a Nexus approach in the Drina River Basin” is to take place on June 23. Read more and register.

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UNECE Global Water Partnership Austrian Development Agency gender workshop June 23, 2021

EVENTS

EIT RawMaterials Summit: In Focus

June 17 | Online | EIT RawMaterials

International Renewable Energy Trade Fair & Conference – virtual in 3D

June 21-25 | Online | Meetingpoint.energy

Energy 2021 - Towards a Green Recovery

June 22-25 | Zlatibor, Serbia | Association of Energy Sector Specialists

Gender dimensions in the sustainable management of natural resources through a Nexus approach in the Drina River Basin

June 23, 2021 | Online | UNECE, GWP-Med

Skopje Economic Forum

June 23 | Skopje, North Macedonia | Skopje Economic Forum

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JOBS

Coordinator for Just Transition

June 23 | Offices in Central-Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Two positions

June 24 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner for the Western Balkans

July 14 | Western Balkans/Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

EU Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner

July 14 | Central Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Chief of Party - Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | Tetra Tech

 

Croatia

What does Croatia’s draft law on renewables envisage?

 

Slovenia

GEN-I plans to install 1 GW of solar power plants by 2030 - development plan

 

BiH

Luka Petrović: ERS intends to be regional seller of balance energy

 

Greece

Greece to build solar power plants for free electricity for poor households

 

Serbia

Citizens dig up illegal waste, take it to Zrenjanin mayor

 

Region/EU

Vattenfall to install Europe's largest electric boiler in Amsterdam

 

Region/EU

Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Croatia have highest PM2.5 air pollution in EU

 

Serbia

Serbian government adopts negotiating position for chapter 15 - energy

 
 

 
 

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Albania

First floating solar power plant in Albania starts commercial operations

Floating solar project is located at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72 MW Banja hydropower plant.

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statkraft albania floating solar power plant

Region/EU

Carbon border tax to be imposed on steel, iron, cement, fertilizers, aluminium, electricity - leaked draft

The European Commission is considering a transitional period of three years for fully implementing CBAM, from 2023 until 2026.

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Carbon border tax to be imposed on steel, iron, cement, fertilizers, aluminium, electricity - leaked draft

Serbia

Energy transition in Serbia kicks off - challenges in planning, implementation

Serbia’s decision to halt the construction of thermal power plant Kolubara B is the country’s first serious step in the energy transition.

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North Macedonia

Wpd to build EUR 500 million wind farm in North Macedonia

German wpd is set to build a 400 MW wind power plant as the first strategic investment in North Macedonia, according to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

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Wpd EUR 500 million wind farm North Macedonia

Kosovo*

Kopač tells Kosovo* there is no future for coal power plants

Market liberalization implies rising power prices and Kosovo* must make sure it happens gradually, Energy Community Secretariat Director Janez Kopač warned

Read more

Kopac Kosovo no future for coal power plants

BiH

Tuzla 7 coal plant project in BiH sunk by GE's exit, officials reveal

Unnamed sources said the construction of unit 7 in thermal power plant Tuzla most probably won't proceed as GE decided not to supply the equipment

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Tuzla 7 coal plant BiH sunk GE s exit

Region/EU

Hungary, Russia to speed up construction of Paks II nuclear power plant

Hungary intends to expand its 2,000 MW Paks nuclear power plant with two units of 1,200 MW each and replace all four units that are currently in operation.

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EVENTS

EIT RawMaterials Summit: In Focus

June 17 | Online | EIT RawMaterials

International Renewable Energy Trade Fair & Conference – virtual in 3D

June 21-25 | Online | Meetingpoint.energy

Energy 2021 - Towards a Green Recovery

June 22-25 | Zlatibor, Serbia | Association of Energy Sector Specialists

Gender dimensions in the sustainable management of natural resources through a Nexus approach in the Drina River Basin

June 23, 2021 | Online | UNECE, GWP-Med

Skopje Economic Forum

June 23 | Skopje, North Macedonia | Skopje Economic Forum

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JOBS

Coordinator for Just Transition

June 23 | Offices in Central-Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Two positions

June 24 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Chief of Party - Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | Tetra Tech

Solar PV Developer – Country Manager Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | I+D Energías

Sales Engineer

Unspecified | Sofia, Bulgaria | Danfoss

 

Greece

People in lignite areas in Greece will be able to buy bonds for solar projects

 

Bulgaria

Two Bulgarian coal power plants to be converted to natural gas, hydrogen

 

Slovenia

Slovenia to hold referendum on drinking water on July 11

 

Albania

Third big solar power project without subsidies enters pipeline in Albania

 

Serbia

Rio Tinto buying land for Serbia lithium mine before investment decision

 

Region/EU

Vienna to use excess wind power for district heating

 

Bulgaria

Bulgarian citizens turn to court over air pollution in Sofia

 

Croatia

Croatia adopts low-carbon strategy: emissions to be reduced 80% by 2050

 

World

World Environment Day: UN launches Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

 
 

 
 

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Romania

Romania tells EU it would close all coal mines by 2032

Romania said it intends to stop the excavation of coal in 2032 at the latest and replace conventional power plants in the meantime

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Romania EU close all coal mines 2032

Serbia

Serbia's coal-fired thermal power plants to keep working until 2050

Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlović said a plan would be developed for the operation of thermal power plants in Serbia until 2050

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Serbia s coal fired thermal power plants keep working 2050

Croatia

Croatia’s Sisak to get EUR 220 million electric car battery factory

Batteries for electric cars are now produced in only five plants in the world, located in the US and Asia.

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Croatia’s Sisak to get EUR 220 million electric cars’ battery factory

 

Turkey

Turkey to auction 4 GW in solar, wind power this year

Turkey will put 2 GW of wind power and 2 GW of solar power up for auction by the end of 2021 through the YEKA scheme

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Turkey auction 4 GW solar wind

Region/EU

Think tanks supporting Western Balkans accelerate energy transition, reach Green Deal

A project implemented by Agora Energiewende will support regional governments in developing strategies and plans for coal phasing out, increasing the share of renewables, and identifying the financing sources.

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Western-Balkans-energy-transition-Green-Deal-project

BiH

Hydropower plant operator to install 10 MW solar power plant in BiH

HE na Vrbasu is developing a solar power plant project, the second in the portfolio of state-owned power utility Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

Read more

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Greece

PPC Renewables picks Terna to build 50 MW solar park in Megalopolis

PPC Renewables awarded the contract for a solar system in the Peloponnese to Terna. The firm is progressing in vast solar power and storage projects

Read more

PPC Renewables Terna 50 MW solar Megalopolis

EVENTS

All Things Energy Forum

June 2-4, 2021 | Online | Boussias Communications, Natural Resources PC

Getting fit for 55 and set for 2050: Electrifying Europe with wind energy

June 8 | Online | WindEurope

EIT RawMaterials Summit: In Focus

June 17 | Online | EIT RawMaterials

International Renewable Energy Trade Fair & Conference – virtual in 3D

June 21-25 | Online | Meetingpoint.energy

ENERGY 2021 - TOWARDS A GREEN RECOVERY

June 22-25 | Zlatibor, Serbia | Association of Energy Sector Specialists

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JOBS

Two positions

June 24 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Chief of Party - Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | Tetra Tech

Solar PV Developer – Country Manager Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | I+D Energías

Sales Engineer

Unspecified | Sofia, Bulgaria | Danfoss

Senior Associate – Transport, Central Europe

Unspecified | Bratislava, Slovakia, or another location (Budapest, Prague) | European Climate Foundation

 

North Macedonia

North Macedonia plans investments in energy of EUR 3.1 billion by 2027

 

Serbia

Activists file criminal complaint against Linglong for illegal construction of tyre factory

 

Croatia

Green left's Tomašević elected Zagreb mayor with record number of votes

 

Region/EU

SolarPower Europe recommends 45% renewables share target for 2030

 

Region/EU

UK's Johnson examining cross-border carbon tax option

 

Croatia

Solar power plant on Vis island to get battery system of 1 MW

 

Region/EU

Exploring opportunities to achieving water-food-energy-ecosystems Nexus in Western Balkans

 

BiH

EBRD wants to finance 73 MW Trebinje 1 solar power plant project

 

Region/EU

Balkan countries are source of most of SO2 emissions in Europe

 

World

Australia’s court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate change

 
 

 
 

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Serbia

Serbia halts construction of 350 MW coal power plant Kolubara B

The move could be seen as the first serious step in the energy transition and the decarbonization of the energy sector.

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Serbia halts construction of 350 MW coal power plant Kolubara B

BiH

EPBiH to calculate CO2 costs internally after deal with Energy Community

EPBiH intends to include CO2 expenses in its financial reports from next year at the initiative of the Energy Community Secretariat

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EPBiH calculate CO2 prices internally deal Energy Community

Bulgaria

2 GW of renewable energy projects apply for grid connection in Bulgaria

The TSO of Bulgaria received requests for connecting 1.97 GW in renewable energy projects to the grid, over four times more than in the same period of 2020.

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2 GW renewable energy grid connection Bulgaria

 

Croatia

Croatia could get 20% of its energy from the Adriatic Sea - Neven Duić

Professor Neven Duić says oil and gas company INA would install offshore wind farms after closing its natural gas platforms.

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Croatia could get 20 percent of its energy from the Adriatic Sea Neven Duic

Romania

Romania to roll out renewable energy auction scheme by end-2022

The Ministry of Energy of Romania said it aims to finish the legal framework for a support scheme for renewable energy in the fourth quarter of next year

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Romania renewable energy auction 2022

Region/EU

Corporate renewable PPAs heading toward another record year

So far in 2021, producers and consumers of green energy signed contracts for 2.9 GW, compared to 4 GW for the entire last year.

Read more

Corporate PPAs heading toward another record year

Region/EU

Sijerić, Luxor Solar: solar panels make up 60% of a PV plant investment, choose producers present on the local market (VIDEO)

The choice of solar panels is very important given they make up about 60% of the investment in a PV plant, says Nino Sijerić of Germany’s Luxor Solar.

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EVENTS

Power Summit – Electric Decade

May 25-28 | Eurelectric

Webinar: RES Aggregation in Greece: What are the business models?

May 26 | Online | Next Kraftwerke GmbH

Mikser Festival 2021

May 26-28 | Zornića kuća, Barajevo/Belgrade, Serbia | Mikser

Transforming the Western Balkans’ power system: Robust pathways for a lignite phase-out by 2040

May 27 | Online | AGORA Energiewende

All Things Energy Forum

June 2-4, 2021 | Online | Boussias Communications, Natural Resources PC

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JOBS

Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner

May 26 | Any of the Bankwatch or member group offices in Central and Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Two positions

May 28 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Chief of Party - Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | Tetra Tech

Solar PV Developer – Country Manager Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | I+D Energías

Sales Engineer

Unspecified | Sofia, Bulgaria | Danfoss

 

North Macedonia

Zaev: Power prices must rise due to investments in green energy

 

Region/EU

EU Greens want CO2 floor price of EUR 50, increase to EUR 150 by 2030

 

Turkey

Turkey preparing framework as it may issue its first sovereign green bond

 

World

G7 agrees to eliminate international funding for coal power generation

 

BiH

Power utility EPHZHB wants to acquire wind farms, solar power plants, hydropower plants

 

Greece

IPTO completes Crete-Peloponnese power link - Crete to burn less oil to produce electricity

 

Croatia

Rimac Automobili wants to introduce electric robot taxis in Zagreb

 

Region/EU

EU member states to receive EUR 17.5 billion in grants for fossil fuel phaseout

 

Romania

Oil company Mazarine Energy developing geothermal project for oil, gas wells in Romania

 

World

Report reveals world's biggest single use plastics producers, investors

 

World

IEA: Green energy is key for cutting global net emissions to zero by 2050

 

World

May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity: Become part of the solution

 
 

 
 

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Region/EU

Portugal to call off lithium project amid EU's scramble for battery materials

A major lithium project in Portugal may soon be scrapped, but another firm is making progress in the same region. The EU needs a steady and environmentally acceptable supply.

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Portugal call off lithium EU s scramble battery materials

World

Algeria to launch bidding for 1 GW of renewables capacity this summer

Algeria will launch bidding for 1 GW of renewable capacity this summer, divided into ten lots of 100 MW each.

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Greece

Greece to build 2.6 MW in solar power in Mount Athos monasteries

The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos in Greece will be equipped with 21 photovoltaic units, covering 17 out of 20 monasteries

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Greece 2 6 MW solar power Mount Athos monasteries

Kosovo*

Abi hires Jaha Solar to build rooftop PV system of 2.1 MW in Kosovo*

Retailer and dairy producer Abi from Prizren signed an agreement with Jaha Solar for a rooftop solar power system with a peak capacity of 2.13 MW

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Abi Jaha Solar rooftop PV 2 1 MW Kosovo

Greece

Masdar, Taaleri Energia to build 65 MW solar plant in Greece

The UAE's Masdar and Finland's Taaleri Energia have agreed to build a 65 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Greece.

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EVENTS

SolarPower Summit

May 10-12 | Online | SolarPower Europe

Restructuring of coal regions: the role of the local communities and trade unions

May 12 | Online | Focus Association for Sustainable Development

Circular economy in action – Rethinking the production and consumption models in the Balkans

May 12 | Online | YES Foundation

Transforming the Western Balkans’ power system: Robust pathways for a lignite phase-out by 2040

May 27 | Online | AGORA Energiewende

All Things Energy Forum

June 2-4, 2021 | Online | Boussias Communications, Natural Resources PC

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JOBS

Eight positions

May 19 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Heating sector decarbonisation campaigner

May 26| Any of the Bankwatch or member group offices in Central and Eastern Europe | CEE Bankwatch Network

Solar PV Developer – Country Manager Serbia

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | I+D Energías

Sales Engineer

Unspecified | Sofia, Bulgaria | Danfoss

Senior Associate – Transport, Central Europe

Unspecified | Bratislava, Slovakia, or another location (Budapest, Prague) | European Climate Foundation

 

Serbia

Serbia plans to install floating facility for hydrogen production

 

Slovenia

HSE to start building Slovenia's biggest solar power plant in July

 

Croatia

Austria’s Conex Invest to develop 60 MW solar plant in Croatia

 

Region/EU

Apply for EEA's renewables, energy efficiency grants for Romania, Bulgaria

 

Romania

Romania's Oradea city starts tender for geothermal district heating

 

Slovenia

Slovenia's coal power plant TEŠ to generate EUR 870 million loss by 2030

 

Serbia

Ivicom Energy kicks off construction of Krivača wind farm

 

Croatia

HEP to increase HPP Senj installed capacity by 20 MW

 

North Macedonia

Lake Ohrid becomes North Macedonia's third wetland of international importance

 

Slovenia

Slovenia's Idrija installing battery storage to become smart town

 

Region/EU

Germany plans to set 2045 target for climate neutrality

 

Region/EU

EU preparing to lift 2030 renewables share target to at least 38%

 

Slovenia

Bled Water Festival announces call for Responsible Towards Water Awards

 

Romania

Port of Constanța greening its operations in international Pioneers project

 

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Comunitățile de energie se pot angaja în producție, inclusiv din surse regenerabile, distribuție, furnizare, consum, agregare, stocare a energiei, servicii de eficiență energetică sau servicii de încărcare pentru vehicule electrice

Românii vor avea posibilitatea să participe la o comunitate de energie, care va fi deschisă și voluntară, membrii sau acționarii acesteia păstrându-și drepturile și obligațiile în calitate de clienți casnici sau clienți activi, potrivit unui proiect de lege pentru modificarea Legii energiei electrice și a gazelor naturale nr. 123/2012, aflat în dezbatere publică.

Comunitatea de energie a cetățenilor este, conform legii, o persoană juridică care îndeplinește, cumulativ, următoarele condiții:

– este bazată pe o participare voluntară și deschisă și este controlată efectiv de către membri sau acționari persoane fizice, autorități locale, inclusiv municipalități, sau întreprinderi mici;

– are ca principal obiectiv oferirea unor avantaje cu privire la mediu, economice sau sociale pentru membrii sau acționarii săi sau pentru zonele locale în care funcționează, mai degrabă decât acela de a genera profituri financiare;

–  se poate implica în producere, inclusiv producerea din surse regenerabile, distribuție furnizare, consum, agregare, stocarea energiei, servicii de eficiență energetică, sau în servicii de încărcare pentru autovehicule electrice ori poate să furnizeze alte servicii energetice membrilor sau acționarilor săi.

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