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World-Music-Day-artists-Blue-Heart-Rambo-Amadeus-Balkan-Rivers-Nick-St.-Oegger

June 19, 2020

40 artists back Blue Heart campaign to protect Balkan Rivers on occasion of World Music Day

Forty well-known artists from around the Balkan region are seeking to shake people up and help avert the looming destruction of nature in their home countries. On the occasion of…

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Sourcebook-on-sustainable-financing-for-biodiversity

June 19, 2020

Rethinking financial sustainability for biodiversity

Biodiversity can be in the center of sustainable development, yet it requires systematic solutions and diverse mechanisms that enable retainment and reinvestment of funds into conservation.  This new sourcebook deals…

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Vienna powers subway station brake energy converter

June 18, 2020

Vienna powers second subway station with brake energy converter

When underground trains arrive at Altes Landgut in a southern district in Vienna, braking energy is recovered for illumination and the electric devices at the station. Friction creates heat and…

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Western-Balkan-countries-on-the-way-to-finalizing-their-National-Energy-and-Climate-Plans

June 16, 2020

Western Balkan countries on the way to finalizing their National Energy and Climate Plans

Western Balkan countries, partners of the GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE), have made substantial progress in the preparation of their draft National Energy and…

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Arrests Croatia corruption renewables

June 5, 2020

High-profile arrests in Croatia highlight claims of corruption in renewables in region

At least two government officials are suspected of abuse of power in the case of the biggest wind farm in Croatia, which receives a substantial stimulus. The scandal follows massive…

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Bulgaria,-Croatia,-Romania,-Slovenia plan-to-burn-coal-beyond-2030-report-on-final-NECP

June 5, 2020

Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia plan to burn coal beyond 2030 – report on final NECPs

A new report published by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and ZERO looks into the final national energy and climate plans (NECPs) of 15 member states including countries in Southeastern…

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Italy-enables-homeowners-to-install-PV-systems-for-free

June 2, 2020

Italy enables homeowners to install PV systems for free

The Italian government has raised the so-called eco-bonus for photovoltaic (PV) installations and storage systems from 50% to 110%, effectively enabling homeowners to install PV systems at no cost. The…

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features-boris-erg

June 2, 2020

EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy – Bringing nature back into our lives

Author: Boris Erg, Director of the IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia The European Commission has adopted a new EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy this May, framing it as…

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Most read in May

June 2, 2020

Most read in May: Corporate power purchase agreements, Vienna the greenest city, tallest wooden wind power tower in Europe

Our readers’ favorites last month were stories on the future of the energy markets, resident-centered urban planning and a solution that could change the wind power sector. The piece on…

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EU-boosts-Just-transition-Fund-to-EUR-40-billion-Ursula-von-der-Leyen

May 29, 2020

Southeastern Europe may get EUR 10 billion as EU boosts Just Transition Fund plan

The European Commission has proposed to increase the funds intended for the energy transition of coal regions from EUR 7.5 billion to EUR 40 billion. The initial proposal for the…

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Krusevac-wins-European-Mobility-Week-Award-2019-public-particiipation-survey

May 28, 2020

Kruševac wins European Mobility Week Award 2019

Kruševac (Serbia) is the winner of the European Mobility Week Award 2019 for larger municipalities, with Karditsa (Greece) taking home the award for smaller municipalities. The remaining two sustainable mobility…

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Green bridges across roads and highways saving bears, lynxes, wolves

May 27, 2020

Green bridges across roads and highways saving bears, lynxes, wolves

Infrastructure must be planned and adapted in a way to enable connectivity between areas inhabited by migrating animals. Roads and railways narrow their territories and cut their corridors, putting their…

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