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most-read-articles-July-2020

August 4, 2020

Most read in July: Energy democracy coming to Southeastern Europe

The wave of energy democracy in the region is slowly strengthening. The story on citizens in Greece joining hands to speed up energy transition was the most read article in…

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Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center Thessaloniki

August 3, 2020

Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center opens in Thessaloniki

Four transmission system operators founded a regional security coordinator for security analysis in operational planning, for adequacy forecasts, grid modeling and outage planning. The Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center is…

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EU CO2 tax products countries

July 29, 2020

EU preparing CO2 tax for products from other countries

The European Commission launched public consultations on taxation rules that would help its climate agenda. It expressed the intention to revise the internal Energy Tax Directive and to introduce a…

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July 27, 2020

Energy Community, EBRD publish policy guidelines on financing mechanisms for energy efficiency

The Energy Community Secretariat and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have prepared policy guidelines to help contracting parties to design and establish effective centralized financing mechanisms to…

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TENDER Energy Communityhydrogen potential

July 24, 2020

TENDERING: Energy Community preparing study on hydrogen potential

The Energy Community Secretariat is seeking consultants to conduct a study on the potential of hydrogen technologies and their utilization. The document should provide the state of play of hydrogen…

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energy-transition-tracker-energy-efficiency-investments-western-balkans

July 23, 2020

Western Balkans could attract EUR 2.5 billion in investments to boost energy efficiency

The Western Balkan countries are slow in using their potential in energy efficiency improvement, despite the fact that energy-saving measures could lead to additional investments worth EUR 2.5 billion and…

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Norway EUR 2.1 billion carbon capture storage

July 22, 2020

Norway sets aside EUR 2.1 billion to develop carbon capture, storage

Equinor is working with Shell and Total on transferring liquefied CO2 through a pipeline to below the seabed so that it isn’t released into the atmosphere. Norway approved EUR 2.1…

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July 22, 2020

Renewables share in WB6 is still only at around 6% of installed electricity generation capacity

Western Balkans contracting parties failed to utilize the decline in the price of renewable energy technologies and increase the use of green energy, but auctions held in Albania, Montenegro, and…

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EU Just Transition Fund EUR 10 billion in COVID-19 recovery

July 21, 2020

EU cuts Just Transition Fund to EUR 10 billion in COVID-19 recovery deal

The European Council reached an agreement on the seven-year budget through 2027 including a mechanism for the recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic worth EUR 750 billion. The…

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energy-transition-tracker-power-plants-closure-morava

July 21, 2020

Ten units of Western Balkan thermal power plants must be shut down by 2023

Ten units of coal-fired power plants in total will be shut down by the end of 2023 in BiH, Montenegro and Serbia as a consequence of the implementation of the…

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Albania selects shareholders of company for setting up power exchange

July 17, 2020

Albania selects shareholders of company for setting up power exchange

Albania has selected the shareholders of a company which will operate the Albanian power exchange (APEX). The firm will start operation in Q1 2021, according to the Energy Transition Tracker….

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July 16, 2020

MPs from Western Balkans are paving the way for sustainable urban mobility

During last two years Members of Parliaments from the Western Balkans have embraced the topic of sustainable urban mobility following their collaboration with the GIZ ORF-EE Fund and experts in…

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