Region/EU

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CMS Ukraine: Overview of the hydrogen power industry’s prospects in Ukraine

27 January 2021 - Until recently, the development of the hydrogen power industry was hampered by the high cost of renewable energy and the insufficient advances in technology.

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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation for first time ever

26 January 2021 - For the first time ever, the EU has produced more electricity in a year from renewable energy sources than from fossil fuels.

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European wind turbine orders jump to record 15 GW in 2020

22 January 2021 - The United Kingdom ordered the most wind turbine capacity, 4.4 GW, followed by the Netherlands, with 2.4 GW, and Sweden, with 1.4 GW.

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Distribution grids need EUR 375-425 billion through 2030 to be fit for transformed power system

22 January 2021 - Investments must be raised by 50-70% in the 2020s, according to the landmark study conducted by industry bodies Eurelectric and E.DSO.

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IBEX expects day-ahead market coupling with Greece, Romania this year

21 January 2021 - The coupling of Bulgaria’s day-ahead electricity market with those in Greece and Romania is expected this year, according to the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX).

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Gradual introduction of carbon pricing with market integration recommended for Energy Community

21 January 2021 - A gradual introduction of carbon pricing coupled with full market integration is recommended as the best option for the Energy Community Contracting Parties.

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Carbon border tax needed to ensure “survival” of EU’s industry

20 January 2021 - The EU will introduce it on non-EU countries unless they commit to lowering their emissions, according to Frans Timmermans.

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How the Continental Europe synchronous area was split into two grid regions

19 January 2021 - Due to outages of several transmission network elements, the area was split into two grid regions on January 8, from 14:05 to 15:08 CET.

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Energy Community calls on Contracting Parties to reassess coal subsidies

19 January 2021 - The Energy Community Secretariat has sent letters to national authorities of six Contracting Parties urging...

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Milestone bill expected to make Poland top offshore wind player in the Baltics

19 January 2021 - Poland has adopted its first ever law regulating offshore wind development in what is expected...

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Italy’s first renewable energy community set up in Magliano Alpi

18 January 2021 - Italy’s first renewable energy community (REC) has been established in the small northern town of Magliano Alpi.

IHA SECO KESH initiative sustainable hydropower Western Balkans

New initiative to support sustainable hydropower in the Western Balkans

13 January 2021 - The initiative is led by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), the Albanian power utility KESH, and the Swiss SECO.

EU's European Innovation Council Fund stakes startups

EU’s European Innovation Council Fund buys stakes in startups

12 January 2021 - The EU is supporting innovative startups with direct equity investments for the first time, blending them with grants through the EIC Fund

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Floating waste covers rivers in Serbia, BiH, Montenegro

04 January 2021 - Floating waste is devastating the Drina and its tributaries in Serbia, BiH and Montenegro and piling up at hydropower dams

Most read in 2020 on Balkan Green Energy News

Most read articles on Balkan Green Energy News in 2020

31 December 2020 - The energy transition and environmental protection were the most popular topics in 2020 in the English language section on Balkan Green Energy News

Professors coal uncompetitive, energy transition accelerate

Professors say coal already uncompetitive, energy transition must accelerate in region

22 December 2020 - Energy transition into renewables is necessary and more cost effective even than to maintain coal thermal power plants, the academic community claims

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