Industry joins forces with science to make Ruhr a pioneering region for a successful energy transition hydrogen

Industry joins forces with science to turn Ruhr into model region for hydrogen economy

06 September 2021 - Eight companies and institutions are working on solutions to supply the industry and residents of the Ruhr in Germany with CO2-free hydrogen.

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Update: ProCredit Bank Kosovo invites bids for building, operation of 3 MW solar power plant

09 August 2021 - ProCredit Bank Kosovo has invited bids from interested companies to build and operate a 3 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power plant in the municipality of Lipjan.

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Greece’s biggest power consumer AoG to switch entirely to green energy from 2030

23 July 2021 - Aluminum of Greece (AoG), the country’s biggest electricity consumer, plans to switch entirely to green energy from 2030, as it signs its last electricity supply deal with Public Power Corporation.

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Slovenia issues energy permit for second unit of nuclear power plant Krško

20 July 2021 - An energy permit for a second unit of Slovenian nuclear power plant Krško has been issued, but a final decision on the project has yet to be made.

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EU’s climate-neutrality bills unveiled – ban on diesel and petrol cars, carbon border tax on imports

15 July 2021 - The European Commission adopted a package of 12 draft laws in order to achieve net GHG emissions reductions by at least 55% by 2030.

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Not even carbon price of EUR 200 would make clean hydrogen competitive

14 July 2021 - As clean hydrogen remains far less cost-effective than fossil fuels, the EU is urged to adopt policies that would bring down its production costs and make it competitive with fossil fuels.

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Austria aims to cover all electricity consumption from renewables by 2030

09 July 2021 - The lower house of the Austrian parliament has adopted a bill aimed at ensuring that all electricity consumption is covered from renewables by 2030.

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Montenegro announces coal phaseout by 2035

01 July 2021 - Montenegro has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, announcing it will stop using coal by 2035 at the latest.

Croatia adopts low-carbon strategy emissions to be reduced 80 percent by 2050

Croatia adopts low-carbon strategy: emissions to be reduced 80% by 2050

03 June 2021 - Climate neutrality is difficult to achieve by 2050 with currently available knowledge and technologies, according to the strategy.

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SolarPower Europe recommends 45% renewables share target for 2030

01 June 2021 - SolarPower Europe has recommended setting the 2030 renewables share target at 45%, which it believes the EU has the potential to achieve.

EU Greens want EUR 50 CO2 floor price, increase to EUR 150 by 2030

EU Greens want CO2 floor price of EUR 50, increase to EUR 150 by 2030

21 May 2021 - The Greens in the European Parliament want to increase the CO2 price in order to  phase out coal and achieve 100 percent renewables target.

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EPBiH would have to pay EUR 200 million per year for CO2 emissions

13 May 2021 - The amount exceeds the total cost of coal power production and it would make the activity unprofitable.

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