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Dimitris Koureas

November 21, 2019

Biodiversity_Next Conference reveals next steps in biodiversity protection information systems

The city of Leiden in the  Netherlands was the capital of biodiversity when it hosted a four-day conference titled Biodiversity_Next in the second half of October. For the first time…

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November 19, 2019

Conference on renewable energy sources in district heating and cooling to be held in Belgrade on December 5-6

Regional conference Renewable Energy Sources in District Heating and Cooling Systems, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Federal Ministry of Finance of Austria, in…

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energy community

November 18, 2019

Power plants in BiH, Montenegro, Serbia at risk of early closure – Energy Community report

All Contracting Parties which have coal in their energy mix are not in compliance with the emission ceilings established under their National Emission Reduction Plans (NERPs) for at least one…

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November 18, 2019

IPTO, ESO, Transelectrica agree on Thessaloniki as seat of new SEE Regional Security Coordinator

IPTO, ESO and Transelectrica have agreed on establishing a new Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) for Southeast Europe in Thessaloniki, Greece, following long negotiations between the Greek TSO, the Bulgarian TSO…

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EIB

November 15, 2019

EIB adopts new energy lending policy, to stop financing fossil fuel projects from end-2021

The European Investment Bank’s (EIB) Board of Directors has agreed on a new energy lending policy which envisages that the bank will stop financing fossil fuel projects from the end…

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November 15, 2019

Italy-Montenegro undersea power interconnector put in operation

Italian energy company Terna has put in operation an undersea power interconnector between Italy and Montenegro, built in an investment of some EUR 1.1 billion. Italian President Sergio Mattarella and…

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targets

November 14, 2019

BiH, Serbia unlikely to meet 2020 renewables targets – Energy Community

Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia are unlikely to meet the 2020 renewables targets, while the situation in Albania, Kosovo* and North Macedonia remains questionable, the Energy Community Secretariat said. This…

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November 6, 2019

Transition away from coal by Matra Power Plant – Solar panels on ash deposits, biomass as fuel

Matra Power Plant, in Northern Hungary, is an example of a coal-fired power plant preparing for the inevitable coal phase-out and transitioning into an industry cluster in which renewables play…

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ecosystem services

November 6, 2019

Western Balkans countries to get joint guideline on ecosystem services assessment and valuation

Institutions dealing with the establishment and management of protected areas in the Western Balkans will apply the same approach and guideline on ecosystem services assessment and valuation (ESAV) in establishing…

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November 6, 2019

Applications open for Second Data Use for Decision Making Workshop for SEE

Applications are open for the Second Data Use for Decision Making Workshop for South-East Europe, scheduled to take place in Sarajevo in early December this year. Open Regional Fund for…

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industry prices

November 4, 2019

Downward trend in industry prices in Energy Community ends in 2018 – ACER report

The upward trend in final household prices in the Energy Community Contracting Parties continued in 2018, while final industry prices increased on average in 2018 after several years of continuous…

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October 31, 2019

UNECE workshop presents recommendations for sustainable future of Drina River Basin

How can Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, as the riparian countries of the Drina river basin, create new opportunities to attract more investments in integrated projects and support sustainable…

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