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June 12, 2019

Apply for Summer School on low emission development in Durres

The Summer School on Low Emission Development Planning will be held in the Vila Belvedere in Durres, Albania, from September 8 to 14. The Summer School will be organized by…

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June 3, 2019

European Commission: Albania should urgently diversify away from hydropower, properly conduct environmental assessments

Albania is moderately prepared in the area of energy, according to the European Commission’s latest report on the country’s alignment with the EU acquis. Albania’s national energy strategy 2018-2030 has…

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May 23, 2019

Albanian government adopts decision to set up power exchange

The Government of Albania has adopted a decision to establish a power exchange, with day-ahead and intraday markets, according to the Albanian energy minister, Belinda Balluku. The power exchange will…

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April 30, 2019

Albanian, Montenegrin MPs gather in Tirana to discuss sustainable urban mobility planning

The Albanian capital Tirana, a city of half a million, on April 23 hosted a workshop on sustainable urban mobility, which has a pivotal role in fighting climate change. The…

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April 16, 2019

Albania to terminate 17 concession contracts for hydropower projects

Albania’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy has found 9 more cases of contract violations during its review of concession agreements for hydropower plants (HPPs). This amounts to 17 concession deals…

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April 8, 2019

Albanian Development Fund launches EU-funded project to secure water supply for 83 villages

The Albanian Development Fund (ADF) has started the implementation of the EUR 39.3 million Rural Water Supply Program (RWSP) III in a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Rrajca water…

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March 18, 2019

Ocean Sun to supply Statkraft with floating solar plant for Albania

Statkraft Albania has signed a contract with Norwegian floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun AS for the delivery of a floating solar plant with a maximum capacity of 2 MW…

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February 27, 2019

Energy Community receives complaint against Albania over Kalivac, Pocem hydropower plants

EcoAlbania, Riverwatch and EuroNatur have sent a complaint to the Energy Community (EnC) against the Albanian Government over procedures for the Kalivac and Pocem hydropower projects. The three civil society…

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February 5, 2019

Albania freezes new hydropower projects on environmental concerns

Albanian Energy and Infrastructure Minister Belinda Balluku has said she will freeze work on new hydropower plants (HPPs) and launch an investigation into 182 licenses issued to build 440 HPPs….

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January 30, 2019

KESH gets new CEO as sacking continues in Albanian state-owned power sector

Former chief of the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) Benet Beci has been appointed as new general manager of public power utility KESH, after Agron Hetoja was relieved of duty, local…

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January 23, 2019

New energy minister assumes office, OST general manager resigns

Belinda Balluku, niece of a former high-level communist politician, is the new minister of infrastructure and energy in the Albanian government, and one of her first moves was to request the…

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December 27, 2018

KESH adopts climate risk management plan

Albania’s state-owned power utility KESH, whose production is almost entirely dependent on hydropower plants (HPP), has adopted its first climate risk management plan, a strategic approach to address the challenges…

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