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June 30, 2017

Campaign against plastic waste on Cyprus’ beaches launched

Two initiatives for waste collection and recycling in the tourist sector have been recently announced in Cyprus, amid tourist season. Campaign to fight plastic waste in the country was launched…

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May 13, 2017

1.5 MW EBRD financed solar power plant in Cyprus goes online

A 1.5 MW solar power plant was inaugurated in Cyprus on May 11 as the first of five plants planned to form a solar power farm in Nisou just outside…

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February 22, 2017

Government of Cyprus to establish renewable energy agency

The government of Cyprus is planning to establish the renewable energy agency that will draft and implement a national renewable action plan. Legislation to enable this is in the process…

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January 20, 2017

Northern Cyprus ratifies energy agreement with Turkey

The unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has ratified an agreement with Turkey on the construction of an underwater electrical cable. The protocol, which includes cooperation in electricity, oil, natural…

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December 14, 2016

EU Commission tells Cyprus to clean-up waste management legislation

Cyprus must adopt and update plans in the field of the waste management in order to move faster towards a circular economy. Otherwise it will face proceeding at a high…

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November 30, 2016

Cheaper electricity from Turkey for Turkish Cypriots seen in the future

The recent agreement between Turkey and Turkish part of Cyprus to supply electricity through an underwater cable has become a threat not only for political solution for the divided island,…

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September 21, 2016

Cyprus to regulate waste management by end of 2016

Cyprus needs to improve its waste management regulations in order to fulfill EU standards. Plans for improving local regulations are underway and should be adopted by the end of the…

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September 12, 2016

Power monopoly EAC to split into two on December 1

The accounts and operations units of the national power utility will start the separation on December 1, Andreas Poulikkas, chairman of the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA), said last week….

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September 9, 2016

Probe finds holes, profiteering in green power subsidies

The Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus recommended to the state authorities to stop subsidizing the country’s wind farms to avoid further strain on the Renewable Energy Sources Fund and thus…

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September 27, 2015

Oil belongs in the soil, environmentalists say

Friends of the Earth (FoE) Cyprus organised an event in Nicosia to highlight the upcoming Climate Summit in Paris by symbolically burying fossil fuels and saying: ‘Oil must be kept…

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May 7, 2015

Hopes on Australian solar technology for shifting from oil

Australian scientists have designed and installed solar energy technology in Cyprus to help the island nation shift away from fossil fuels and also tackle its chronic water shortages, The Guardian’s…

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April 16, 2015

University of Cyprus aims at energy autonomy

The construction of research park Apollo is going to start soon, and the project shall make the University of Cyprus autonomous in terms of energy, Famagusta Gazette said. One of…

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