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Climate change impacting wine, olive production in drought-stricken Italy

20 July 2022 - The Italian way of life is under threat, especially in the valley of the river Po, which turned into a creek due to the ongoing drought

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EU asks member states to cut gas consumption by 15% by March

20 July 2022 - It has also proposed a legislation which would allow the commission to introduce a binding target for gas reduction

Germany reconsider nuclear plant shutdown

Germany to reconsider nuclear plant shutdown in following weeks

19 July 2022 - Faced with the gas supply crunch, German ministers from the Greens are willing to reconsider the scheduled closure of the last nuclear plants

Timmermans: EU risks conflict, strife due to energy crisis

14 July 2022 - The EU's top official Frans Timmermans claims a short-term return to fossil fuels is needed to prevent the risk of civil unrest

Hungary to ban energy exports orban

Hungary to ban energy exports

14 July 2022 - Hungary's neighbors are closely monitoring the announced measures, and one of them is Serbia which has a deal to store gas in Hungary

Energy Community countries could integrate 30 GW of renewables without investments in flexibility sources

Energy Community can integrate 30 GW of renewables without investments in flexibility

14 July 2022 - The Study on flexibility options to support decarbonization in the Energy Community has assessed the flexibility needs, options for balancing

GGF takes green finance graduates on study tour in Berlin

14 July 2022 - GGF's Technical Assistance Facility and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) hosted a study tour in Berlin for the graduates of the Green Finance Expert Course

Green for Growth Fund record expansion 2021

Green for Growth Fund achieves record expansion in 2021

12 July 2022 - GGF recorded its strongest ever net growth in its outstanding portfolio, with EUR 1.3 billion in green loans to over 42,000 end borrowers

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Four power exchanges in Western Balkans to be launched by mid-2023

11 July 2022 - The inauguration of the power exchanges would be a big step forward as now there is only one operational exchange in the region

Energy Transition Tracker: Energy Community’s coal power output drops 11% in 2021

08 July 2022 - Coal power production in all nine Energy Community contracting parties has been reduced by 13% to a five-year low last year

European energy prices soar winter gas supply

European energy prices soar as winter gas supply pessimism mounts

07 July 2022 - Concerns for the energy security of Europe's economy have become chronic – German Uniper and France's EDF are on the verge of bankruptcy

Natural gas, nuclear energy remains part of EU taxonomy - NGOs to file lawsuit

Natural gas, nuclear energy remain part of EU taxonomy – NGOs to file lawsuit

06 July 2022 - The European Parliament rejected the motion to exclude investments in natural gas and nuclear energy from the sustainable finance taxonomy

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Fossil fuels returned as top energy source in EU power generation in 2021

01 July 2022 - Among renewable sources, the biggest increase in 2021 was seen in electricity produced from solar energy, 13%,

Floating wind farm project unites fishermen, investors in Ireland

01 July 2022 - A joint 2 GW floating wind farm project is the first cooperation in the world between the two opposing sectors.

What would you call next heatwave -Spanish Seville begins to name and classify them

Spanish city of Seville begins to name, classify heatwaves

30 June 2022 - The time has come to start giving names to heatwaves – like hurricanes – as damage from some of the extreme weather will be historic.

EU agrees fossil fuel car ban as climate package talks are starting

EU agrees fossil fuel car ban as climate package talks are starting

29 June 2022 - The Council of the EU and European Parliament are set for talks on the Fit-for-55 package. Both agree new combustion engines should be banned by 2035.

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