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March 2, 2017

CROPEX joins Western Balkan 6 electricity market integration initiative  

The Croatian Power Exchange (CROPEX) signed the Western Balkan 6 (WB6) Memorandum of Understanding on Regional Electricity Market Development. By signing the memorandum, CROPEX declared its willingness to participate in…

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February 28, 2017

VIDEO – Perspective: GGF committed to financing green energy portfolio in the Balkans by Carrie Walczak

The development of renewable energy programs in the region has been slower than it was anticipated and governments need to take certain steps, primarily related to the regulatory framework, in…

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February 23, 2017

EU dependency on fossil fuel imports on rise despite energy consumption decrease

In 2015 gross inland energy consumption in the European Union (EU) is below its 1990 level but EU dependency on fossil fuel imports is on the rise. Gross inland energy…

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February 22, 2017

Small is not (always) beautiful: small hydro development in the Western Balkans

By Igor Vejnović, Hydropower Policy Officer, CEE Bankwatch Network It has long been recognized that the human and environmental costs of large dams are extremely high — just recently the failure…

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February 21, 2017

SINCRO.GRID project to secure regional electricity supply

Four Slovenian and Croatian transmission and distribution system operators (TSOs and DSOs) are implementing the SINCRO.GRID project aimed to secure regional electricity supply. The SINCRO.GRID project implements an innovative cross-border…

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February 17, 2017

REACH project proposes steps to tackle energy poverty in SEE

It is estimated that more than 30% of households in South-Eastern Europe (SEE) live in energy poverty. The REACH project implemented by NGOs from four countries in SEE provides EU…

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February 17, 2017

EU recycles 44 percent of waste, target is to reach 50

European Union member states recycled 44 percent of municipal solid waste in 2014, bringing them closer to the target of 50 percent by 2020, as set by the EU Waste…

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February 17, 2017

EU to reduce issuing carbon credits by 2,2 percent annually

The European Parliament supported the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the number of carbon credits by 2,2 percent each year from 2021 as against 1,74 percent in the existing legislation….

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February 14, 2017

Zorlu Energy to distribute First Solar’s PV modules in 26 countries

American solar panel manufacturer First Solar announced that it has entered into a collaborative sales agreement with Zorlu Holding, a Turkish business and industrial conglomerate. Zorlu Energy is to distribute…

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February 14, 2017

European Commission plans to gradually phase out import duties on solar panels from China

The European Commission (EC) College proposed to prolong the import anti-dumping duties on solar panels from China for a further period of 18 months instead of 24 months with a…

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February 14, 2017

Greece, Cyprus and Egypt to be connected with underwater electric cable

Greece, Cyprus and Egypt signed a memorandum on the completion of a study for the construction of the EuroAfrica Interconnector, an underwater electric cable connecting the power grids of those…

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February 10, 2017

EUR 50 million for energy efficiency in Western Balkans Six

An EUR 50 million agreement aimed to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy potential in the countries of the Western Balkans Six was signed in Skopje, Macedonia. The agreement was…

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