Romania seeks coal plant closure delay from EU Sebastian Burduja

Romania seeks coal plant closure delay from EU

13 October 2023 - Romania has backtracked on its commitments regarding the shutdown schedule for coal power plants in its CE Oltenia Complex

Energy Transition Forum: People should benefit from energy transition

05 October 2023 - The Energy Community region needs a green deal with a just energy transition in its core, participants said at an event in Skopje

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HEP eyes hydrogen production at site of its lone coal power plant Plomin

06 September 2023 - The plan is for TPP Plomin to cease operation in 2035, so HEP is considering the options to use its location

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Slovenian municipalities to decarbonize district heating system with TPP Šoštanj

29 August 2023 - Three municipalities in the Šalek valley in Slovenia signed a cooperation agreement with the utility firm in Velenje and with TEŠ

Bulgaria earmarks EUR 1 15 billion just transition coal regions

Bulgaria earmarks EUR 1.15 billion for just transition of coal regions

10 August 2023 - The coal regions of Stara Zagora, Pernik and Kyustendil are eligible for EUR 1.15 billion in EU funds for a green economic transformation

Dubravka Dedovic Djedovic interview Serbia renewable power plants 3 000 MW

Serbia will build renewable power plants totaling 3,000 MW within several years

28 July 2023 - Minister Dubravka Đedović speaks in an interview about changes in renewable electricity auction rules, how much more capacity the transmission system can handle and how companies would be helped to prepare for the EU's CBAM carbon border tax

LEAG is transforming thermal power plant into Germany's largest energy storage system

LEAG is transforming coal plant into Germany’s largest energy storage system

21 June 2023 - LEAG made initial steps and a EUR 200 million investment plan to convert the Boxberg coal plant into a renewable energy storage system


Public consultation on Serbia’s national energy and climate plan: Coal use to be cut 25% by 2030

15 June 2023 - The document is available on the website of the Ministry of Mining and Energy and public consultation is open from June 13 to July 28


Hellenic Hydrogen to install electrolyzer of up to 100 MW in Greece’s coal region

02 May 2023 - The Western Macedonia region in Greece is set to host a large-scale electrolyzer, which Hellenic Hydrogen intends to build by 2027

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Serbia to officially commit to phasing out coal by 2050

22 April 2023 - Obligation on decarbonization are part of the bill on the ratification of contract on guarantees for the EUR 300 million loan

Czech coal regions introduce hydrogen technologies

Czech coal regions to introduce hydrogen technologies

11 April 2023 - Ten years before the coal phaseout deadline, the Czech Republic's three coal regions are preparing to pilot hydrogen technologies

Coal plant project cancelations accelerate 2022 except China

Coal plant project cancelations accelerate in 2022 – except in China

07 April 2023 - Operating and planned coal power capacity fell in most of the world in 2022, but China keeps adding projects

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