15 December 2021 - Prishtina was left without district heating as a coal plant broke down and Kosovo* is forced to import large quantities of electricity
08 December 2021 - The construction of a district heating pipeline from REK Bitola has begun, almost forty years after the thermal power plant was built
02 December 2021 - Vulnerable households in the Western Balkans often can't afford renovation or to replace old heating stoves and boilers even with a 50% subsidy
25 November 2021 - The cabinet led by Olaf Scholz will phase out coal "ideally" by 2030, compared to the current 2038 deadline, the coalition deal reveals
18 November 2021 - Outsider Përparim Rama disrupted the political scene in Kosovo* by winning the Prishtina mayoral election with an environmentalist platform
09 November 2021 - The Varaždin county in Croatia's north could become energy independent with the production of power and heat from geothermal sources
26 October 2021 - A combined heat and power system in Gjakova was built for district heating purposes with funds from the EU and Switzerland
26 August 2021 - Croatia is preparing its first subsidy program for heat pumps with seawater for heating and cooling. The technology could also be used near rivers and lakes.
02 July 2021 - Kragujevac will abandon the use of coal in district heating and install gas-fired boilers with a loan of up to EUR 18 million obtained from EBRD
15 June 2021 - Vattenfall will use electricity from wind farms and solar parks to store heat in a 150 MW electric boiler system in Amsterdam
08 June 2021 - Water will be heated in two reservoirs with surplus electricity at times of slow demand, so no wind power is wasted, to supply buildings in Vienna
15 April 2021 - Big solar-thermal projects are the right solution for district heating decarbonization in Serbia.