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April 16, 2019

Holistic approach in sustainable development of renewables – dialogue, environment concerns, intersectoral synergies and public participation

At the recently held Hard Talk event in Belgrade, representatives of UNECE, Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia and various stakeholders groups discussed barriers and risks…

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April 15, 2019

European Parliament confirms ban on single-use plastics by 2021

The European Parliament (EP) has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, and cotton buds sticks. Confirming draft plans approved in late 2018, the…

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April 12, 2019

Startup SmartCat tops PowerUp! competition in Serbia

Startup SmartCat from Novi Sad has won the second PowerUp! competition in Serbia with its innovative software Optimus Power for optimization and control of electricity consumption. The startup made up…

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April 9, 2019

INSPIRE-Grid project: Reaching consensus on how to expand power grid infrastructure

The INSPIRE-Grid (Improved and eNhanced Stakeholders Participation In Reinforcement of Electricity Grid) project introduces several tools to ensure that all voices are heard in the power line planning and approval…

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April 4, 2019

European Parliament confirms fossil fuel subsidy phase-out by 2025

The European Parliament (EP) has adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market, formally concluding the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. Fossil fuel subsidies are to be phased…

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April 4, 2019

ESO receives grant for Maritsa-Nea Santa power line, CESEC updates Electricity Action Plan

The Bulgarian Electricity System Operator (ESO) and the Innovations and Networks Executive Agency of the European Commission have signed a EUR 28.6 million grant agreement under the Connecting Europe Facility…

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March 29, 2019

Croatia heads to WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition in force

The WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition, the old continent’s largest and leading wind energy event this year, will gather representatives of key European institutions and companies in the sector in…

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March 27, 2019

NGOs call for designation of no-go zones for construction of hydropower plants

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government representatives, experts, hydropower developers, and the local community gathered at an international conference in North Macedonia to discuss challenges and solutions concerning nature protection and hydropower…

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March 26, 2019

Energy Community Contracting Parties pour EUR 2.4 billion annually into coal power plants, mines

The Energy Community Contracting Parties support electricity generated from coal with some EUR 2.4 billion in direct and certain types of indirect subsidies annually, the preliminary results of the Energy…

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March 26, 2019

ORF-EE signs MoU with Energy Community and GIZ CDCP III project on support to EnC Contracting Parties for development of National Energy and Climate Plans

The Energy Community (EnC) held its third Technical Working Group Meeting on Energy and Climate in Vienna. The meeting, among others, was dedicated to the discussion on defining the methodology…

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March 22, 2019

Finland again picks climate change song for Eurovision

Finland has again chosen a song with a powerful message about climate change to represent it at Eurovision. The song “Look Away” was selected by Finnish voters and a panel…

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March 21, 2019

RealValue project: How to store and use electricity in a smart way?

The RealValue project, implemented by a consortium of partners from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, and Finland, seeks to revolutionize home storage heating by giving energy consumers more benefits…

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