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EU expects Western Balkan countries to offer quality projects for financing under EUR 9 billion plan

30 September 2021 - The EU hopes the overall package that goes into Green Deal projects, digitalization, and resilience in the Western Balkans could reach nearly EUR 30 billion.

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Timmermans: energy price hikes should speed up green transition, not slow it down

17 September 2021 - Only about a fifth of the energy price increase can be attributed to the rising costs of CO2 emissions, while the rest is simply due to a market shortage, says the European Commission’s vice president in charge of climate issues.

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Western Balkans commit to railway modernization: Future is on Tracks

13 September 2021 - The Western Balkans agreed to overhaul and expand railways and roll out intercity links as a major factor in environmentally sustainable mobility

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Greece’s biggest power consumer AoG to switch entirely to green energy from 2030

23 July 2021 - Aluminum of Greece (AoG), the country’s biggest electricity consumer, plans to switch entirely to green energy from 2030, as it signs its last electricity supply deal with Public Power Corporation.

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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.

European Parliament wants fossil fuel subsidies phased out by 2025

European Parliament wants fossil fuel subsidies phased out by 2025

13 July 2021 - Members of the European Parliament said that all environmentally harmful subsidies should be phased out by 2027.

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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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COVID-19 crisis is opportunity for GGF to promote sustainable growth

17 June 2021 - GGF is encouraging and financing financial institutions which share its vision of building back better, Chairperson Olaf Zymelka said

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EU is revising state aid guidelines for climate, energy, environment

10 June 2021 - The EU is revising state aid rules for the environment and energy. It proposed a competitive bidding system and covering up to 100% of funding gaps.

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Energy transition in Serbia kicks off – challenges in planning, implementation

03 June 2021 - Serbia’s decision to halt the construction of thermal power plant Kolubara B is the country’s first serious step in the energy transition.

Croatia adopts low-carbon strategy emissions to be reduced 80 percent by 2050

Croatia adopts low-carbon strategy: emissions to be reduced 80% by 2050

03 June 2021 - Climate neutrality is difficult to achieve by 2050 with currently available knowledge and technologies, according to the strategy.

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