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

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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 chart for last month.

The followup on Albania’s procedure for the construction of a 140 MW solar power plant is one of the most popular stories. Be sure also to take a look at the most read pieces on our website’s version in Serbian language.

1 – Job and growth prospects where mines, thermal power plants get shut down

We took a look at the transformation potential in seven areas in the Balkans that were covered by a European-wide study. Three coal regions in Bulgaria, Slovenia and Greece may not be able to make up for job losses with wind, solar power, geothermal, bioenergy and carbon capture.

Clean energy potential of coal regions in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Slovenia: EU report

2 – Ostrołęka C comes to a standstill after only 5% is complete

Two electricity producers controlled by the government in Warsaw are looking at the possibility to burn natural gas instead of hard coal in a power plant where they suspended construction. Officials cited the lack of funding sources and changes in European Union’s policy.

Poland seeks alternatives for last coal thermal power plant project

3 – Global investors line up for photovoltaic endeavor in Fier

The government is targeting contract signing for May 8. Talks are apparently still ongoing for the similar, 100 MW project planned to be built near Vlorë.

Albania gets over 20 applications for 140 MW Karavasta solar power plant

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