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EU mulls higher 2030 targets

August 11, 2020

EU mulls higher 2030 targets to ensure achieving climate neutrality by 2050

The European Commission has launched a process to assess setting more ambitious 2030 targets on renewable energy and stepping up energy efficiency action, with the aim of ensuring the EU…

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August 8, 2020

Strong political will and access to European electricity market – key enablers of RES integration challenges in Western Balkans

Authors: REPCONS project team of key experts Experts from the Western Balkans see energy transition as a development opportunity for countries in the region that allows building modern, environmentally and…

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Clim@ finalist Whole Surplus doesn't let food go to waste

August 7, 2020

Clim@ finalist Whole Surplus doesn’t let food go to waste

While hundreds of millions of people in the world face hunger, an incredible amount of food perishes or is landfilled. Whole Surplus is developing artificial intelligence for an ambitious aim:…

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EU-to-introduce-plastics-waste-tax

August 7, 2020

EU to introduce plastic waste tax

The European Union is introducing a tax on non-recycled plastic packaging from 1 January 2021. The tax will be paid by member states into the EU’s general budget. The levy…

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GIZ ORF-EE associations municipalities sustainable urban mobility

August 7, 2020

GIZ ORF-EE working together with associations of municipalities towards sustainable urban mobility

Through cooperation with associations of municipalities and cities, numerous local authorities from the Western Balkans laid out their sustainable urban mobility strategy and made first steps toward a people-centered urban…

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most-read-articles-July-2020

August 4, 2020

Most read in July: Energy democracy coming to Southeastern Europe

The wave of energy democracy in the region is slowly strengthening. The story on citizens in Greece joining hands to speed up energy transition was the most read article in…

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Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center Thessaloniki

August 3, 2020

Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center opens in Thessaloniki

Four transmission system operators founded a regional security coordinator for security analysis in operational planning, for adequacy forecasts, grid modeling and outage planning. The Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center is…

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EU CO2 tax products countries

July 29, 2020

EU preparing CO2 tax for products from other countries

The European Commission launched public consultations on taxation rules that would help its climate agenda. It expressed the intention to revise the internal Energy Tax Directive and to introduce a…

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July 27, 2020

Energy Community, EBRD publish policy guidelines on financing mechanisms for energy efficiency

The Energy Community Secretariat and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have prepared policy guidelines to help contracting parties to design and establish effective centralized financing mechanisms to…

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TENDER Energy Communityhydrogen potential

July 24, 2020

TENDERING: Energy Community preparing study on hydrogen potential

The Energy Community Secretariat is seeking consultants to conduct a study on the potential of hydrogen technologies and their utilization. The document should provide the state of play of hydrogen…

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energy-transition-tracker-energy-efficiency-investments-western-balkans

July 23, 2020

Western Balkans could attract EUR 2.5 billion in investments to boost energy efficiency

The Western Balkan countries are slow in using their potential in energy efficiency improvement, despite the fact that energy-saving measures could lead to additional investments worth EUR 2.5 billion and…

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Norway EUR 2.1 billion carbon capture storage

July 22, 2020

Norway sets aside EUR 2.1 billion to develop carbon capture, storage

Equinor is working with Shell and Total on transferring liquefied CO2 through a pipeline to below the seabed so that it isn’t released into the atmosphere. Norway approved EUR 2.1…

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