PowerChina plans to enter European green energy market via Serbia

22 September 2021 - PowerChina wants its first European investment in renewable energy to be realized in Serbia.

Issuing green bonds cost effective ordinary debt

Issuing green bonds is more cost effective than ordinary debt securities

06 September 2021 - If fossil fuel companies are transitioning to clean energy, they should issue green bonds, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative Sean Kidney said in an interview

Bulgarians protest keep ban on building hydropower plants in protected areas

Bulgarians protest to keep ban on building hydropower plants in protected areas

25 August 2021 - Citizens protested throughout Bulgaria against the government's proposal to scrap the ban on the construction of hydropower plants in protected areas

DEM Slovenia largest hydropower plant solar power

DEM bolstering Slovenia’s largest hydropower plant with solar power

13 August 2021 - Dravske hidroelektrarne Maribor is about to start building a 2.7 MW photovoltaic facility next to its hydropower plant Zlatoličje, the largest in Slovenia.

Aydem USD 750 million green bond hybrid power plant

Aydem to use part of USD 750 million green bond issue for hybrid power plant projects

04 August 2021 - Turkish firm Aydem Renewables sold green bonds for USD 750 million. It will add solar power units to hydro and wind assets, upgrading them to hybrid power plants

Turkey first hydro solar hybrid power plant Lower Kalekoy

Turkey’s first hydro-solar hybrid power plant Lower Kaleköy comes online

30 July 2021 - Cengiz Holding added an 80 MW solar power plant to its 510 MW Lower Kaleköy hydroelectric unit in Turkey, integrating them into a hybrid power plant

Serbia Ministry Energy charges ex-Minister Environmental small hydropower

Serbia’s Ministry of Energy files charges against ex-Minister of Environmental Protection over small hydropower plants

12 July 2021 - Serbia's Ministry of Mining and Energy filed criminal charges against the ex-environment minister and the Director of the Institute for Nature Conservation

Mrsovo hydropower project BiH

Mrsovo hydropower project in BiH brought back to life

06 July 2021 - More than five years after the preparatory works, Comsar Energy indicated it would continue to build the 36.8 MW Mrsovo hydropower plant in BiH


High interest in renewables in Serbia – new regulation in a nutshell

30 June 2021 - The new Law on Use of Renewable Energy Sources is mostly aimed at stimulating new investments in RES and increasing the share of renewable sources in the total energy produced by creating a modern, investment-friendly legal framework, which will enable energy transition and further development of the Serbian RES sector.

Amnesty condemns defamation lawsuits environmentalists Kosovo

Amnesty condemns defamation lawsuits against environmentalists in Kosovo*

29 June 2021 - Small hydropower plant owner KelKos launched defamation lawsuits against Shpresa Loshaj and Adriatik Gacaferi to intimidate and silence them, Amnesty International claims

North Macedonia revoke concessions small hydropower

North Macedonia to revoke concessions for small hydropower plants

08 June 2021 - Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said most concession contracts for small hydropower plants in North Macedonia would be annulled regardless of possible litigation

EPBiH calculate CO2 prices internally deal Energy Community

EPBiH to calculate CO2 costs internally after deal with Energy Community

21 May 2021 - EPBiH intends to include CO2 expenses in its financial reports from next year at the initiative of the Energy Community Secretariat

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