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EBRD environmental

August 23, 2019

EBRD requires proper environmental impact assessment for projects it finances

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) applies tight environmental and social standards to projects it finances and encourages partners to do the same. However, its leverage is limited…

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power exchanges

August 23, 2019

Serbia, Hungary hope to merge power exchanges by end-2019

Serbia and Hungary are hoping that the planned merger between their respective power exchanges, SEEPEX and HUPX, will take place by the end of 2019, creating a powerful regional exchange…

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SUMP Award

August 20, 2019

Walk with us! – 8th SUMP Award aims to promote safe walking and cycling in European cities

The European Commission has issued a call for applications for the 8th SUMP Award, whose aim is to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by local authorities…

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August 12, 2019

Danube polluted with faeces in Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria

The River Danube is polluted with faeces along its course in Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria, with the situation particularly alarming in large Serbian cities such as Novi Sad and Belgrade,…

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Top 3 July

August 1, 2019

Wind dominates Top 3 Most Read list for July

The news that Croatia’s state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group) is going ahead with its first wind farm was number-one on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for…

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wind Europe

July 25, 2019

New wind installations up in Europe in H1 but Germany drives onshore down

The combined installations of new onshore and offshore wind capacity in Europe in the first half of 2019 were at 4.9 GW, which was up on the same period last year (4.5…

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MoU

July 22, 2019

ESO, IPTO, Transelectrica sign MoU on establishing Regional Coordination Center

Power transmission system operators (TSOs) ESO (Bulgaria), IPTO (Greece), and Transelectrica (Romania) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on key steps toward establishing a Regional Coordination Center (RCC). The…

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Run-of-river hydropower

July 18, 2019

Run-of-river hydropower: Two years on, the struggle continues

More than two years on, the public and citizens across the Balkans fighting for the right to water and against run-of-river small hydropower plants are not giving up on their…

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airports

July 10, 2019

Cypriot, Greek, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish airports commit to net-zero emissions by 2050

Cypriot, Greek, Romanian, Serbian and Turkish airports are among 194, operated by 40 airport operators across 24 countries, that have signed a landmark commitment to become net zero for their…

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July 5, 2019

Submarine power cable promotes Montenegro as energy hub for Balkans – Ferraris

The Montenegro-Italy submarine power cable has been deployed under an investment that will enable Montenegro to become an energy hub for the Balkan countries, said Terna CEO Luigi Ferraris, adding…

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July 3, 2019

Oil company OMV to build Austria’s largest PV plant

Vienna-based oil and gas company OMV and Austria’s power producer Verbund have signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) which envisage the construction of Austria’s largest photovoltaic (PV) plant. The focus of…

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Protests against hydropower in the Balkans in July

July 2, 2019

Protests against hydropower planned across Balkans from July 6-16

Environmental activists and civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the Balkans are organizing protests under the slogan “Our rivers – No DAMage!” in July over hydropower projects threatening to leave…

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