Romania to use wood pellets as fuel to decarbonize coal power plants

Romania to decarbonize its coal power plants with wood pellets

08 November 2021 - Energy minister Virgil Popescu and Bjørn H. Knappskog, CEO of Arbaflame, have signed a letter of intent with the aim of cutting Paroseni power plant's CO2 emissions

COP26: Western Balkan leaders ask for funds, rules on how energy transition game is played, scrapping endless papers and strategies

04 November 2021 - Leaders of Western Balkan states urged rich countries at the COP26 to show solidarity in the energy transition to cleaner sources

Slovenia s last coal mine green energy underground farming

Slovenia’s last coal mine turning to green energy, underground farming

29 October 2021 - Premogovnik Velenje has projects for methane extraction, a gravity power plant, underground energy storage and farming. Its subsidiary builds PV plants.

SolarPower Europe, Google join forces to launch #SolarWorks campaign

SolarPower Europe, Google join forces to launch #SolarWorks campaign

29 October 2021 - This campaign showcases the diverse range of careers in the sector and connects potential solar workers with the right training

Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal signed energy transition must be planned

Poland’s Offshore Wind Sector Deal to bolster economy, save jobs

24 September 2021 - The Polish government has signed an agreement with the  wind industry in order to secure the development of the national wind sector.

Greece company transforming coal land property

Greece to establish company for transforming coal land property

03 September 2021 - The government in Athens is preparing a bill for a just development transition of its coal regions as the use of the harmful fossil fuel is being phased out

Apply for exchange programme for coal regions in Western Balkans, Ukraine, EU

Apply for exchange programme for coal regions in Western Balkans, Ukraine, EU

29 July 2021 - The exchange programme is part of the Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine.

Kopac Coal plants Energy Community profits CO2 priced

Kopač: Coal plants in Energy Community reaping profits as CO2 isn’t priced

09 July 2021 - Producers of electricity from coal and traders in the Energy Community enjoy record profits as they don't have to pay for CO2 emissions, Janez Kopač said

EPBiH solar power coal mines landfills closes

EPBiH to build solar power plants on coal mines, landfills as it closes them

08 July 2021 - EPBiH picked five former open pit coal mines and ash and slag dumps for solar power projects. It intends to gradually close its thermal power plants.

IRENA-growth-energy-transitions

IRENA: faster energy transitions could boost expected global growth

02 July 2021 - Speeding up energy transitions to achieve the 1.5°C global warming target could boost the world's GDP by 2.4% per year within the next decade compared with current plans, IRENA says.

Energy-Community-Just-Transition-Forum

Energy Community Just Transition Forum: transition to clean energy must be gradual

30 June 2021 - Energy Community Just Transition Forum: to make sure the energy transition is just, it needs to be gradual.

Slovenia's mayors set council to secure just transition for coal phaseout

Slovenia’s mayors set council to secure just transition for coal phaseout

22 June 2021 - The government has published action plans for phasing out coal, documents which will help Slovenia to apply at Just transition fund.

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