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EU opens EUR 980 million call for proposals for green energy infrastructure

March 17, 2020

EU opens EUR 980 million call for proposals for green energy infrastructure

Third countries can marginally participate in the scheme for smart grids, gas and cross-border carbon dioxide networks and transmission projects for renewables. The European Union is about to complete the…

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Coronavirus prompts crisis measures in electric power systems in Balkans

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus prompts crisis measures in electric power systems in Balkans

Governments and state-owned operators are imposing constraints and work from home and stepping up hygiene requirements. The coronavirus isn’t affecting the electric power supply for now in the region of…

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clean hydrogen

March 12, 2020

European Commission unveils Clean Hydrogen Alliance initiative

The European Commission has announced plans to set up an EU-wide “alliance” to promote the production of clean hydrogen in an effort to speed up the decarbonization of industry. The…

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March 11, 2020

EBRD supports Western Balkans in decarbonizing district heating and cooling systems, improving energy efficiency in buildings

Renewable energy sources can be used in district heating and cooling systems without increasing citizens’ energy bills or heating plants’ and local governments’ costs, while at the same time significantly…

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wind power projects

March 6, 2020

SET 2020: Investors interested in developing 3,000 MW of wind power projects in Serbia

Investors are currently interested in developing 3,000 MW of wind power projects in Serbia, Dragan Vlaisavljević, executive director for electricity trading at state power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), said at…

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carbon tax

March 6, 2020

SET 2020: Introduction of carbon tax in Western Balkans is inevitable

The construction of the seventh power generation unit at thermal power plant TPP Tuzla will be an economic disaster, Janez Kopač, director of the Energy Community Secretariat, told the Energy…

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Climate Law

March 5, 2020

European Commission proposes Climate Law to make 2050 net zero emissions target legally binding

The European Commission has proposed a European Climate Law with the aim of making the EU’s plan to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 legally binding. The proposed…

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Trebinje Energy Summit – SET 2020 kicks off with over 400 participants

March 5, 2020

Trebinje Energy Summit – SET 2020 kicks off with over 400 participants

Investors expressed great interest in building solar power plants and wind parks in the Republic of Srpska, said Prime Minister Radovan Višković as he opened the two-day Trebinje Energy Summit…

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March 2, 2020

Most read in February: Green transition in coal regions, Karavasta PV auction, coal project fails in Poland

The so-called coal phaseout and energy transition are coming into the spotlight around the world. It is evident from our readers’ choices as articles covering the matter are topping the…

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Towns in BiH, Montenegro, Albania join forces against marine litter

March 2, 2020

Towns in BiH, Montenegro, Albania join forces against marine litter

The Declaration of Ulcinj on the Prevention of Marine Litter has been signed by heads of five municipalities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro within a project implemented by…

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Four cities in region are among 12 European Mobility Week finalists

February 28, 2020

Four cities in region are among 12 European Mobility Week finalists

Rethymno and Karditsa from Greece, Kruševac in Serbia and Turkey’s Ordu are on the list in three out of four categories. The main idea of last year’s action was safe…

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Master's students can apply for ESED scholarship of up to USD 21,000 by March 6

February 27, 2020

Master’s students can apply for ESED scholarship of up to USD 21,000 by March 6

In the region tracked by Balkan Green Energy News, excellent students from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Turkey and Kosovo* are eligible for the scholarship program. There…

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