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November 16, 2018

GIZ ORF-EE announces further support to EnC West Balkan signatories in securing systematic energy savings data collection

At the last Energy Efficiency Coordination Group meeting, held in the Energy Community (EnC) in Vienna on November 14, representatives of the GIZ Open Regional Fund for SEE – Energy…

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November 16, 2018

FutureFlow project could reduce costs of providing system services by 60%

With automatic frequency control, the FutureFlow project offers savings of 60%  in the cost of system services and redispatching of up to 57%, said Uroš Salobir, Strategic Innovation Director at Slovenian…

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November 15, 2018

EP approves 2030 target of 32% for renewables, 32.5% for energy efficiency, 35% for CO2 emissions cuts for trucks

The European Parliament (EP) has approved a binding 2030 target for renewables of 32% and an indicative target on energy efficiency of 32.5% that will play a crucial role in…

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November 14, 2018

Lack of public participation reason to challenge any permit granted for small HPP – Energy Community

Public participation is an essential part of environmental assessment procedures, which must be implemented by all Contracting Parties. If this obligation is not met the Secretariat will initiate a dispute…

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November 13, 2018

Serbia, Croatia, BiH, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus among countries to improve green transition scores – EBRD

Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Bulgaria, Romania, and Cyprus are among countries that improved their 2018 scores in the area of green transition compared to 2017, while the scores…

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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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