Carbon emissions prices, CBAM, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Carbon emissions prices are becoming a reality in Western Balkans and particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina – will the countries pay to the EU or rather collect money in their own budgets?

06 November 2023 - The European Union proposed a Regulation on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) which was adopted in May this year. This legal action is trying to equalize the carbon pricing burden between EU and non-EU producers

Emissions from energy and industry decreased by 37% due to EU ETS

Energy, industry emissions 37% lower than when EU ETS was launched

03 November 2023 - The European Commission has adopted a Carbon Market Report, which includes an analysis of the functioning of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

European Commission’s President von der Leyen visits energy companies in Podgorica, Belgrade

European Commission President Von der Leyen visits energy companies in Podgorica, Belgrade

02 November 2023 - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited two energy companies during her four-day tour of the Western Balkans

EU adopts joint green bond standard

EU adopts joint green bond standard

30 October 2023 - The regulation sets out requirements for issuers who want to use the designation European green bond or EuGB for their debt securities

EU Clean Transition Dialogue on hydrogen

EU’s Clean Transition Dialogue on hydrogen: 67 GW of electrolyzers in pipeline

11 October 2023 - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič have kicked off the first of a series of Clean Transition Dialogues


EU moves to curb microplastics intentionally added to products

29 September 2023 - The ban is expected to prevent the release of about half a million tons of microplastics to the environment

EU adopts rules for CBAM transitional phase starting from October 1

EU adopts rules for CBAM transitional phase starting on October 1

18 August 2023 - Importers of electricity, aluminium, cement, fertilizers, hydrogen, iron, and steel to the EU will be charged a carbon border tax from 2026


Serbia gets EUR 8.44 million to modernize hydropower plant Bistrica, produce study for Central Balkan Corridor

04 August 2023 - The Bistrica modernization and the construction of the Central Balkan Corridor will boost Serbia’s renewables and transmission capacities


Have your say on EU heat pump action plan – fill out European Commission’s online questionnaire!

01 August 2023 - The European Commission is seeking feedback on its heat pump action plan, aimed at reducing dependence on natural gas


EU aligns sustainability reporting with global standards, but slammed for ‘watering down’ requirements

01 August 2023 - The new rules have drawn criticism for “watering down” the sustainability reporting requirements and smoothing the way for greenwashing

EU adopts new Energy Efficiency Directive

EU adopts new Energy Efficiency Directive, sets 2030 target at 11.7% 

27 July 2023 - Member states agreed to collectively ensure that final energy consumption in 2030 is at least 11.7% lower than what was forecasted in 2020

Europe’s largest steel plant gets up to EUR 2 billion to transition to green hydrogen

26 July 2023 - Germany earmarked grants of up to EUR 2 billion for ThyssenKrupp to decarbonize its steel production processes using hydrogen

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