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November 7, 2018

Electricity prices in Energy Community rise 11% for households, decline 19% for industry in last four years – ACER

In the period between 2013 and 2017, the average electricity price for households in the Energy Community (EnC) Contracting Parties (CPs), without Ukraine, increased by 11%, from 6.8 euro cents/kWh…

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November 1, 2018

EU approves EUR 243 million package for birds, bats, other projects to protect nature, environment

The European Commission has approved an investment package of EUR 243 million from the EU budget for projects under the LIFE program supporting nature, the environment, and quality of life…

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October 31, 2018

Energy Community report calls on Member States to finish reforms in order to succeed in clean energy transition

The Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat’s Annual Implementation Report concludes that the average implementation score of the Contracting Parties is at around 43%, and underlines the need of finishing this first…

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October 26, 2018

SEE parliamentarians join EU peers in exploring prospects of renewables and energy efficiency for prosperity

With the support of the GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE), the largest yet delegation of parliamentarians from South-East Europe (SEE) took part in the…

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October 26, 2018

European Parliament votes to ban single-use plastics from 2021

Single-use plastics such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds will be banned in the EU from 2021, with reduction measures agreed for several other items for which…

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October 24, 2018

EUR 5.8 million project seeks to prove feasibility of electric car-sharing in smaller urban areas

Greenhouse gases (GHG) from road transport have grown by more than 20% between 1990 and 2010 and now account for a fifth of all CO2 released in the EU, contributing…

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October 22, 2018

Greece had SEE’s highest Q2 wholesale electricity prices, Bulgaria lowest – EC quarterly report

In the South-East European (SEE) region, wholesale baseload prices were the highest in Greece in Q2 2018, at EUR 56 per MWh, while the quarterly average price in Bulgaria had…

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October 22, 2018

Vacancy published for Executive Director of Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), based in Ljubljana, Slovenia has published a vacancy announcement for the position of its Executive Director. Candidates for the post of…

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October 19, 2018

Electricity projects invited to apply for fourth EU Projects of Common Interest list

The European Commission (EC) has opened a call for electricity projects to be submitted as candidates for the fourth European Union ‘Projects of Common Interest‘ (PCIs) list. The deadline for…

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October 16, 2018

Governments should establish nation-wide energy efficiency programmes

Achieving results in energy efficiency is not a question of available financing instruments, but a matter of creditworthiness of households and their disposable income for energy efficiency improvements, Violeta Kogalniceanu,…

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October 12, 2018

Balkan energy regulators establish advisory forum

National energy regulators of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro have signed an agreement on the establishment of a permanent advisory forum. The founding members of the Advisory Forum and parties…

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October 12, 2018

European Commission unveils action plan to develop sustainable and circular bioeconomy

The European Commission has put forward an action plan today to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy, as part of its drive to boost jobs, growth and investment in the…

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