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EU announces carbon border tax from 2026 – what lies ahead for exporters from Western Balkans, Turkey

16 July 2021 - CBAM will be paid from 2026 on cement, iron, steel, fertilizers, aluminium and electricity, but power producers have on option to be exempted until 2030.

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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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Coal power stations in Western Balkans emit twice as much SO2 as EU plants

13 July 2021 - The Western Balkans’ 18 coal-fired power plants released twice as much sulfur dioxide in 2019 as all 221 such facilities in the EU.

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European Parliament warns of offshore wind’s negative impact on fisheries

09 July 2021 - The European Parliament has warned of a possible negative impact of new offshore wind farms on fisheries in EU waters.

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Belgrade, Zagreb, Skopje out of race for European Green Capital 2023 as Sofia makes it to final four

08 July 2021 - Sofia is among the finalists for the European Green Capital 2023 award, while Belgrade, Zagreb, and Skopje are out of the race.

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Shell launches Europe’s biggest PEM electrolyzer for green hydrogen

08 July 2021 - Shell has put in operation a 10 MW polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzer for the production of green hydrogen, the largest of its kind in Europe.

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Only a handful of EU countries ban single-use plastics as deadline expires

06 July 2021 - The EU's deadline to ban single-use plastics has passed, but only a handful of member states have done enough to comply.

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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.

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EU businesses to be required to use “common language” for green investments

27 April 2021 - The EU is introducing a taxonomy that companies and investors will be required to use when talking about investments in green projects.

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Belgrade, Skopje, Sofia, Zagreb compete for European Green Capital 2023 Award

20 April 2021 - Four regional capitals are among 16 cities in the competition organized by the European Commission.

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EU economic losses caused by extreme weather could increase to EUR 170 billion annually

01 March 2021 - The EU has adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. 

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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.

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