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EPBiH restructure troubled coal mines cut jobs

EPBiH agrees to restructure troubled coal mines, cut jobs

20 May 2021 - Government-owned utility EPBiH said it would reduce the number of employees in its seven coal mines to get the subsidiaries on a firm footing

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European Commission: Serbia, BiH increase coal power output in 2020

13 April 2021 - Power output from coal fell by 22% in the EU last year, while Serbia boosted its production by 4% in the sector and BiH increased it by 8%

Investments USD 131 trillion 2050 global warming

Investments of USD 131 trillion needed by 2050 to limit global warming

17 March 2021 - IRENA says planned investments in green energy and new solutions must jump 30% to USD 131 trillion to hold the rise in temperature under 1.5 degrees

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Energy Community launches infringement procedures against BiH, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Serbia

17 March 2021 - Large combustion plants in four contracting parties surpassed air pollution limits, prompting an enforcement process within the Energy Community

Kopac Serbia energy power prices raised

Kopač: Serbia taking big steps in energy; power prices must be raised

10 March 2021 - Energy Community Secretariat Director Janez Kopač praised the reforms in Serbia but also stressed the prices of power for households must be increased

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Environmental organizations urge Croatia to stop burning coal, sue ministry over TPP Plomin 1

02 March 2021 - At a time when many EU countries are working on coal phase-out, Croatia is planning to overhaul coal-fired TPP Plomin 1.

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Great interest for incentives to replace coal furnaces, boilers in Sarajevo

25 February 2021 - 2,160 applications have been sent at the public call for granting incentives to purchase certified furnaces, and boilers on pellet and heat pumps.

COVID-19 pandemic slowdown coal power

COVID-19 pandemic accelerated slowdown in coal power plant sector

16 February 2021 - Electricity output from fossil fuels dropped more than from low-carbon sources. The coal power sector showed the greatest weakness in the market.

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Scientists warn replacing fossil fuels with wood is ‘false solution’ to climate crisis

15 February 2021 - Over 500 scientists have warned world leaders against treating biomass as carbon neutral and supporting tree cutting for energy production.

TES terminates waste coincineration Sostanj thermal power

TEŠ terminates waste coincineration project in Šoštanj thermal power plant

11 February 2021 - Under fire for soliciting neighboring municipalities' opinion, TEŠ announced it would discontinue work on waste coincineration project for Šoštanj TPP.

Coal pollution Turkey annual health costs EUR 10 9 billion

Coal pollution in Turkey brings annual health costs of up to EUR 10.9 billion

08 February 2021 - Air pollution from coal power plants in Turkey kills almost 5,000 people prematurely and leads to 3,000 preterm births every year

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Energy Community warns BiH, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Serbia over coal plant emissions

05 February 2021 - Four Energy Community contracting parties in the Western Balkans are under pressure to bring air pollution from coal power plants under control

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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation for first time ever

26 January 2021 - For the first time ever, the EU has produced more electricity in a year from renewable energy sources than from fossil fuels.

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Milestone bill expected to make Poland top offshore wind player in the Baltics

19 January 2021 - Poland has adopted its first ever law regulating offshore wind development in what is expected...

Serbia starts coal phaseout in heating sector from 2021

Serbia starts coal phaseout in heating sector from 2021

28 December 2020 - The heating plant in Kragujevac will be converted from coal to gas, and boilers on solid fuels replaced in kindergartens, schools, health centers and households.

Western Balkans wasted EUR 655 million coal subsidies 2015

Western Balkans wasted EUR 655 million on coal subsidies since 2015

04 December 2020 - Serbia and BiH account for almost all of the coal subsidies in 2018 and 2019 among the Energy Community contracting parties in the Western Balkans.

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