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Interview

Serbian power grid operator ready to connect 2.8 GW of wind farms

State power grid operator EMS has invested EUR 30 million in two overhead lines that will enable the integration of 2.8 GW of wind farms.

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Serbia

Vinča landfill fire – who is responsible for 'golden utility project'?

A fire erupted at the Vinča landfill. Belgrade authorities say Beo čista energija is in charge but it claims it would rehabilitate it when it gets a permit.

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Vinca landfill fire responsible

World

CATL's sodium ion batteries threaten to take over world market from lithium

CATL's sodium ion batteries are entering the market in 2023. They could become more competitive than lithium-based solutions.

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CATL sodium ion batteries threaten take over world market lithium

 

Turkey

Renewable power capacity in Turkey to more than double by 2030 to 50 GW

Green power capacity is expected to increase from 19.07 GW in 2020 to 49.31 GW by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10%.

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Renewable power capacity in Turkey to more than double by 2030

North Macedonia

North Macedonia calls for bids in 80 MW solar power auction

North Macedonia launched a public call for support to individual photovoltaic plants with a total installed capacity of 80 MW in the form of premiums

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North Macedonia calls bids 80 MW solar power auction

Kosovo*

Update: ProCredit Bank Kosovo invites bids for building, operation of 3 MW solar power plant

ProCredit Bank Kosovo has invited bids from interested companies to build and operate a 3 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power plant in the municipality of Lipjan.

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World

Albania, Serbia among 81 Paris Agreement signatories that haven't sent new emission cut targets

By the July 30 deadline, 110 parties to the Paris Agreement or 58% submitted new or updated nationally determined contributions or NDCs.

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Greece

Greece fast-tracks two PV projects worth half billion euros in total

Greece awarded strategic investment statuses to Enipeas' 700 MW solar power project and Karatzis' proposed cluster of an overall 362.75 MW

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Greece fast tracks two photovoltaic projects EUR 535 million

EVENTS

Macedonian Energy Forum 2021

September 12-14 | Skopje, North Macedonia

Re-Source Southeast Conference

September 13-14 | Sofia, Bulgaria | Re-Source

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

13 positions

August 11 | Novi Sad, Serbia | Continental Automotive Serbia

Industrial Transformation Policy Assistant

August 27 | Brussels, Belgium | Climate Action Network Europe

Project Coordinator - Sustainability

August 27 | Brussels, Belgium | SolarPower Europe

Graduate Environmental Analyst

Unspecified | Belgrade, Serbia | Arup

Environmental Affairs Officer

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

 

World

UN's IPCC: Global warming may reach 1.5 degrees already by 2040

 

World

G20 countries directed more funds to fossil fuels projects than to renewables

 

Romania

Portland Trust sells largest solar power project in Romania to Econergy, Nofar Energy

 

Serbia

Proparco, ProCredit Bank launch EUR 50 million line in Serbia for SMEs, green projects

 

North Macedonia

Sparkasse Bank Makedonija gets EUR 5 million for green financing for households

 

Turkey

Aydem to use part of USD 750 million green bond issue for hybrid power plant projects

 

Turkey

Turkish exporters to EU face EUR 771 million burden due to carbon border tax

 

Slovenia

Slovenia's Petrol completes 30 MW Ljubač wind farm in Croatia

 

Montenegro

Montenegro issues calls for energy efficiency in households, solar power for firms

 

Montenegro

EPCG launches Solari 500+ project - installation of solar panels on firms, public institutions

 

Bulgaria

Securing EU money for Bulgaria's energy transition will be difficult without coal phaseout date