Budapest geothermal district heating 20 MW

Budapest to install geothermal district heating system of up to 20 MW

06 April 2021 - Icelandic group Arctic Green Energy will help FŐTÁV, the district heating company of Budapest, to add geothermal capacity of 10 MW to 20 MW


How guarantees of origin can accelerate the energy transition

02 April 2021 - An effective system for guarantees of origin could support the energy transition and boost renewable energy investments within the Energy Community, writes Naida Taso from the Energy Community Secretariat

Matteo Colangeli EBRD's Western Balkans, Serbia chief

Matteo Colangeli to be EBRD’s Western Balkans, Serbia chief

01 April 2021 - Matteo Colangeli, head of the EBRD in Albania, was promoted to director for the Western Balkans and head of Serbia, replacing Zsuzsanna Hargitai

CMS Austria Update energy communities

CMS Austria: Update on energy communities in Austria

31 March 2021 - The Austrian government published the Renewable Energy Expansion Act , which is now subject to deliberation and approval by the Austrian parliament

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Largest power producers lose market share in almost all European countries

29 March 2021 - Market shares of the largest electricity producers have mostly been decreasing since 2007, according to the latest data by Eurostat.

Europe halfway closing coal power plants 2030

Europe is halfway into closing all coal power plants by 2030

25 March 2021 - Fifty percent of coal-fired thermal power plants in Europe are closed or will be shut down by 2030 amid rising CO2 costs and the expansion of renewables

Energy Community regional system guarantees of origin

Energy Community to help set up regional system for guarantees of origin

18 March 2021 - The Energy Community Secretariat will support the rollout of a regional trading scheme for guarantees of origin as a step toward integrating with the EU

Energy Community infringement BiH Kosovo North Macedonia Serbia

Energy Community launches infringement procedures against BiH, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Serbia

17 March 2021 - Large combustion plants in four contracting parties surpassed air pollution limits, prompting an enforcement process within the Energy Community

EU carbon price hits record EUR 43

EU carbon price surpasses EUR 43 to reach new record

15 March 2021 - The price of EU's carbon permits rose by 32.4% in 2021 and almost 16 times since April 17, 2013, when the all-time low was registered.

Saipem Alboran Hydrogen hydrogen albania

Saipem, Alboran Hydrogen plan hydrogen facility in Albania

12 March 2021 - Two companies have signed an MoU on the joint development and the construction of five plants for the production of green hydrogen.


European Parliament calls for introduction of cross-border CO2 tax

12 March 2021 - The European Parliament supported plans for the introduction of a CO2 tax on certain foreign products to prevent carbon leakage

Hungary to phase out coal by 2025 matra

Hungary to phase out coal by 2025, five years earlier than planned

08 March 2021 - Hungary will close 884 MW coal-fired power plant Matra, its last remaining coal plant, in 2025 - five years earlier than previously planned. 

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