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February 20, 2019

EU project expected to mobilize EUR 1.4 billion to tackle polluting household heating in Bulgaria

The European Commission has approved a EUR 16.7 million project to improve air quality in Bulgaria, with the EU contribution at nearly EUR 10 million. The LIFE IP CLEAN AIR…

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February 18, 2019

All Bulgarian rivers damaged in some way, 200 HPPs approved on top of 270 built – WWF

All Bulgarian rivers and their tributaries have been adversely affected by pollution, drought, wastewater, extraction of inert materials, and hydropower plants (HPPs), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has…

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January 17, 2019

Massive hike in electricity prices prompts state measures in Bulgaria

Three subsidiaries of state-owned power utility Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD (BEH) will provide an additional amount of electricity on the day-ahead market (DAM) of the  Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX)…

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January 11, 2019

Fines for sale of low-quality solid fuels for households come into effect

Bulgaria has introduced fines for the sale of low-quality solid fuels for household heating. The fines have been introduced under changes to the Law on Clean Atmospheric Air, which came…

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December 21, 2018

Recycling firm Integra Plastics building EUR 40 million plant

Bulgarian polyolefin recycling company Integra Plastics has started building a EUR 40 million plant in the town of Elin Pelin, on the outskirts of the capital Sofia. Integra CEO Julian…

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December 12, 2018

RDF-burning CHP plant project given go-ahead

The Bulgarian government has given the green light to the managing authority of Operational Programme Environment, part of the Ministry of Environment and Water, to sign an administrative agreement on…

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December 10, 2018

EEX, IBEX to launch Bulgarian power futures

Germany’s European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX) have signed an agreement on cooperation in the Bulgarian power market. As part of the cooperation and subject…

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November 16, 2018

President Rumen Radev vetoes higher taxes for older cars sought over air pollution

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has vetoed changes to the corporate income tax law introducing higher taxes on older cars in a push to tackle air pollution in the country. According…

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November 15, 2018

Resalta implements one of largest, newest energy monitoring systems in Bulgaria for Serdika Center

Slovenia-based Resalta, a leading energy service company (ESCO) in South-East Europe (SEE), has recently completed a project for Serdika Center in Sofia, one of the largest shopping malls in Bulgaria….

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October 22, 2018

Sofia to deploy 15 electric buses in 2019 as it secures EUR 7.35 million loan from EBRD, GESF

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Energy Special Fund (GESF) have approved a EUR 7.35 million loan to Sofia Electrical Transport Company (SETC) for the…

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October 18, 2018

Inercom Bulgaria divests solar projects in fresh bid to buy CEZ assets

Inercom Bulgaria EAD has filed a fresh merger notification to the country’s Commission for the Protection of Competition concerning its deal to buy Czech energy group CEZ’s assets in Bulgaria,…

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October 10, 2018

EUR 230 million to be invested in improvements of Bulgaria’s water supply, wastewater treatment

A total of EUR 230 million is to be invested to improve Bulgaria’s water supply and wastewater treatment from Bulgaria’s, the EU’s, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s…

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