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June 26, 2018

Environment and biodiversity working groups meet back to back in Skopje

Conservation of biological diversity is a specific, yet crucial, part of the wider all-encompassing umbrella of environmental protection. With the objective of stepping up cooperation and combining efforts, Biodiversity Task…

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June 24, 2018

Multi-stakeholder approach in achieving clean energy transition important and necessary, second Sustainability Forum hears

The second Sustainability Forum took place on June 22 in Vienna, gathering more than 120 participants from a multi-stakeholder environment actively engaged in the process of the energy transition of…

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June 22, 2018

Energy Community issues guidance on preparation of National Energy and Climate Plans

Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) should cover the period from 2021 to 2030, including a perspective until 2050, in order to ensure consistency with long-term relevant policy objectives…

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Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria have no plans for introducing tenders for renewables - CEER

June 22, 2018

Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria have no plans for introducing tenders for renewables – CEER

Eleven European countries, including Slovenia, Romania, and Bulgaria, have no concrete plans for introducing tenders for renewable energy sources (RES) in the short term, while Croatia has indicated it will…

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June 21, 2018

EU agrees on new energy efficiency target for 2030

The European Union has reached a deal on a new 32.5% energy efficiency target for 2030 and new rules for the Energy Union project to help member states deliver on…

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June 19, 2018

EEX, BSP Southpool to launch Slovenian power futures

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) will list Slovenian cash-settled, Euro-denominated futures contracts on its pan-European power derivatives platform, the Slovenian Energy Exchange (BSP Southpool) said in a statement, adding that…

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June 19, 2018

Albania to ban lightweight plastic bags on July 4

Albania is introducing a ban on lightweight plastic bags on July 4, in what will make it illegal to import, manufacture, use, sell, or bring such bags into the country….

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June 18, 2018

EU reaches agreement on binding 32% target for renewables

A binding EU target of 32% of final energy consumption from renewables by 2030 with an upwards revision clause by 2023 was reached between negotiators from the Parliament, Commission, and…

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June 15, 2018

Global Wind Day: The local impact of wind energy in the spotlight

Today is Global Wind Day, a time to take stock of the global success story that was once a niche technology. The wind supply chain is benefitting regions across the…

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June 14, 2018

Regional GIZ Workshop on National Building Renovation Strategy held in Belgrade

Authors: Berina Delalić, GIZ ORF-EE and Svjetlana Đokić, GIZ DKTI Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings in Serbia Acknowledging the partners’ initiative, the German development organization GIZ organized a regional workshop…

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June 13, 2018

SEE parliamentarians visit Berlin, Germany’s administrative and smart development center

Germany is the world’s unofficial champion of energy transition, which is called Energiewende in German. Despite its leadership position and commitment to removing fossil fuels and even nuclear energy from…

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June 11, 2018

Zsuzsanna Hargitai starts as new EBRD director for Western Balkans

Zsuzsanna Hargitai has taken over as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) new director for the Western Balkans. Based in Belgrade, she will also head the EBRD’s operations…

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