Germany EUR 80.5 million cheap loans energy North Macedonia

Germany extends EUR 80.5 million in cheap loans for energy in North Macedonia

15 February 2021 - KfW Development Bank approved a credit package of EUR 80.5 million and a EUR 2.4 million grant to North Macedonia for ESM's energy projects


Italy’s new government to place focus on green transition

15 February 2021 - Italy’s new government has established a ministry that combines energy policy with the environmental portfolio,...


Scientists warn replacing fossil fuels with wood is ‘false solution’ to climate crisis

15 February 2021 - Over 500 scientists have warned world leaders against treating biomass as carbon neutral and supporting tree cutting for energy production.

Winner XPRIZE Carbon Removal USD 50 million Elon Musk

Winner of XPRIZE Carbon Removal to get USD 50 million from Elon Musk

15 February 2021 - In the first phase of the global carbon capture and storage competition, XPRIZE will select 15 teams, which will get help in fundraising

Alerion Clean Power solar project Romania

Italy’s Alerion Clean Power agrees 200 MW solar project deal in Romania

12 February 2021 - The company has signed a cooperation agreement with PV Project RO to develop solar power plants in Romania.

Waste management development Bosnia and Herzegovina

Waste management development in Bosnia and Herzegovina

12 February 2021 - An overview of waste management development in BiH, recent reforms and investment opportunities that arise from the country's complexity.

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EEX, CROPEX to introduce Croatian power futures

12 February 2021 - After the successful launch of the Bulgarian, Slovenian, and Serbian power futures the preparations have started for the Croatian power futures.

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Resavica coal mines never break even despite massive subsidies

11 February 2021 - Underground coal mining utility PEU Resavica receives EUR 40 million state aid every year, but it regularly ends reporting a loss.

Kopac EU extend deadline closure thermal power plant Pljevlja

Kopač: EU won’t extend deadline for closure of thermal power plant Pljevlja

11 February 2021 - The Energy Community Secretariat's Director Janez Kopač said it must start an infringement procedure in the case of TPP Pljevlja

Gazprom Energoholding expands its portfolio in Serbia pancevo wind

Gazprom Energoholding expands its portfolio in Serbia

11 February 2021 - Energy company Gazprom Energoholding Serbia, which is completing the construction of the 200 MW Pančevo cogeneration power plant (TE-TO Pančevo), is developing a 200 MW wind farm.

TES terminates waste coincineration Sostanj thermal power

TEŠ terminates waste coincineration project in Šoštanj thermal power plant

11 February 2021 - Under fire for soliciting neighboring municipalities' opinion, TEŠ announced it would discontinue work on waste coincineration project for Šoštanj TPP.

Montenegrin government fulfills promise Seven contracts for SHPPs terminated 

Montenegrin government fulfills promise: Seven contracts for SHPPs terminated 

11 February 2021 - When it was elected, the Government of Montenegro announced it would ban the construction of small hydropower plants and revise concessions.

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Zorlu to expand Alaşehir geothermal power plant with 3.6 MW solar unit

10 February 2021 - Zorlu Energy will turn its 45 MW geothermal power plant in Alaşehir into one of...

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IRENA, IHA promote role of sustainable hydropower on path to climate goals

10 February 2021 - IRENA and IHA argue sustainable hydropower should be incentivized due to its importance for the carbon neutrality push

Turkey Is Leasing secures EUR 40 million for green investments EBRD

Turkey’s İş Leasing secures EUR 40 million for green investments

10 February 2021 - Companies will have the opportunity to finance investments in resource efficiency and small scale renewables.

Energy Community power decarbonization crucial Western Balkans

EnC Energy Transition Tracker: 61% of power output in WB6 still comes from fossil fuels

09 February 2021 - The Energy Transition Tracker points to slow energy transition momentum and the decarbonization challenge in electricity production and transportation.

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