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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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CEB

July 22, 2016

CEB finances energy efficiency at University of Cyprus

Rolf Wenzel, governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), signed a EUR 32 million loan agreement for the financing of extension and renovation work at the facilities of…

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Recom

July 15, 2016

Recom modules deployed in 11.9 MW project

Amur Leopard solar modules of 260 W produced by Recom have been deployed in the construction of a landmark 11.9 MW photovoltaic project in Cyprus. The multi-site development, which includes…

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residence

July 8, 2016

Presidential residence to have energy makeover

The proposal for an energy upgrade of the Presidential Palace in Nicosia is advancing on the implementation trajectory. The Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) completed the proposal and sent it…

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CHP

July 6, 2016

Cuts in incentives to imperil biogas CHP plants

Changes expected to be introduced next year in the framework for the competitive electricity market can bring producers of electricity from biogas below breakeven. George Andreou, manager of Andreou Brothers…

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July 1, 2016

EBRD supports expansion of solar energy in Cyprus

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said it is providing EUR 10 million in debt financing for the construction, development and operation of five photovoltaic parks with total…

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April 24, 2016

U.S. funds eye concentrated solar power projects

Nikos Kouyialis said two innovative solar parks must be completed by 2019. Their construction would generate up to 300 jobs, out of which 50 to 60 will be permanent, according…

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