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

28 July 2021 - 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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Government pulls controversial changes to Water Law

26 July 2021 - The Government has withdrawn controversial changes to the Water Law that would have introduced no-bid agreements for the lease of public waterside land.

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Energy 2021 conference: experts recommend coal phaseout and transition to renewables as best solution for Serbia’s energy sector development

26 July 2021 - The optimal solution for Serbia’s energy sector is a hybrid model that entails a coal phaseout and transition to renewable energy sources, with natural gas and hydrogen as transitional fuels, experts say.

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EPCG to pay EUR 30.8 million in dividends

23 July 2021 - Montenegrin state power utility EPCG has decided to pay EUR 30.8 million in dividends to shareholders from retained earnings.

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Greece’s biggest power consumer AoG to switch entirely to green energy from 2030

23 July 2021 - Aluminum of Greece (AoG), the country’s biggest electricity consumer, plans to switch entirely to green energy from 2030, as it signs its last electricity supply deal with Public Power Corporation.

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Croatia willing to help build new unit of Slovenia’s nuclear power plant Krško

22 July 2021 - Croatia will express its interest in being a partner in the construction of a new unit of Slovenia's nuclear power plant Krško, says Tomislav Ćorić.

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Elon Musk: Tesla fast EV chargers to be made accessible to other brands later in 2021

22 July 2021 - Elon Musk has confirmed that electric car maker Tesla intends to make its fast chargers available to vehicles from other brands this year.

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Slovenia issues energy permit for second unit of nuclear power plant Krško

20 July 2021 - An energy permit for a second unit of Slovenian nuclear power plant Krško has been issued, but a final decision on the project has yet to be made.

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Croatia bans single-use plastic products

20 July 2021 - Croatia's parliament has adopted a new law on waste management which bans the sale of single-use plastic products.

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Romania’s Electrica secures EUR 120 million loan for network upgrades, smart meters, renewables

19 July 2021 - The EIB has signed a EUR 120 million loan to help Romanian power supplier Electrica modernize its distribution network, introduce advanced metering, and integrate renewable energy sources.

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Greece sees sharpest coal emissions cut among EU coal-producing countries

19 July 2021 - Greece has achieved a 56.3% reduction in emissions in the sectors covered by the EU ETS, the third best performance among member states.

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Serbia ranked worst in Europe by household waste recycling, as Croatia sees second biggest increase

16 July 2021 - Serbia recorded the sharpest decline in household waste recycling in Europe between 2010 and 2019, of 70%, with the average recycling rate of just 0.4%.

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RERI to start collecting signatures for referendum on waters

15 July 2021 - The Serbian parliament has approved controversial changes to the Water Law, introducing no-bid agreements for the lease of public waterside land despite opposition from non-governmental organizations.

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Not even carbon price of EUR 200 would make clean hydrogen competitive

14 July 2021 - As clean hydrogen remains far less cost-effective than fossil fuels, the EU is urged to adopt policies that would bring down its production costs and make it competitive with fossil fuels.

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Plastic Free July: How much plastic waste is dumped into the ocean?

14 July 2021 - While the US is the world’s biggest generator of plastic waste, India is responsible for dumping the largest amounts of plastics into the ocean.

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

13 July 2021 - Even though people around Serbia are increasingly protesting Rio Tinto’s plan to open a jadarite mine, the British-Australian miner is in talks with the government on expanding the project.

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