Small hydropower owner sues activist Shpresa Loshaj Kosovo defamation

Small hydropower plant owner sues activist Shpresa Loshaj in Kosovo* for defamation

22 February 2021 - Shpresa Loshaj from the Pishtarët movement said she would respond to a lawsuit by KelKos,...

Albania cancel permits four old wind power

Albania to cancel permits for four old wind power projects

20 February 2021 - ERE is scrapping permits for four wind farms in Albania that were issued more than ten years ago, citing changes in the legal framework

Greece strategic investment status Ellaktor's wind Evia

Greece gives strategic investment status to Ellaktor’s wind power project in Evia

19 February 2021 - The Greek government put Ellaktor and EDP Renewables' planned 470 MW wind power complex on Evia island on the fast track

People aware climate crisis green energy Mejra Juzbasic Bajgoric interview

People and businesses in SEE became aware of climate crisis, benefits of green energy

19 February 2021 - Green finance helps firms and households protect the environment and cut energy costs, says the GGF's head for Southeast Europe Mejra Juzbašić Bajgorić.

Greece's Western Macedonia halt all renewable energy

Greece’s Western Macedonia region wants to halt all renewable energy projects

17 February 2021 - The regional government of Western Macedonia is about to request the suspension of all renewable energy projects and demand a greater role

German AE Solar solar panel factory Turkey

German AE Solar to open solar panel factory in Turkey in April

17 February 2021 - AE Solar plans to boost the capacity of its solar module plant in Kayseri in central Turkey to 1 GW by the end of the year.

Romanian energy cooperative raising funds citizens green power supply

Romanian energy cooperative raising funds from citizens to buy green power supply firm

17 February 2021 - Individuals can join the first Romanian energy cooperative and invest as little as EUR 102.6 in the purchase of Apuron Energy

Romania's state energy fund SAPE buy expand Darvari solar

Romania’s state energy fund SAPE to buy, expand Dârvari solar park

16 February 2021 - The SAPE holding included solar power in its investments by reaching a deal to buy the 5 MW Dârvari solar power plant and double it in size

COVID-19 pandemic slowdown coal power

COVID-19 pandemic accelerated slowdown in coal power plant sector

16 February 2021 - Electricity output from fossil fuels dropped more than from low-carbon sources. The coal power sector showed the greatest weakness in the market.

Germany EUR 80.5 million cheap loans energy North Macedonia

Germany extends EUR 80.5 million in cheap loans for energy in North Macedonia

15 February 2021 - KfW Development Bank approved a credit package of EUR 80.5 million and a EUR 2.4 million grant to North Macedonia for ESM's energy projects

Investors sustainable hydropower climate goals

IRENA, IHA promote role of sustainable hydropower on path to climate goals

10 February 2021 - IRENA and IHA argue sustainable hydropower should be incentivized due to its importance for the carbon neutrality push

Energy Community power decarbonization crucial Western Balkans

EnC Energy Transition Tracker: 61% of power output in WB6 still comes from fossil fuels

09 February 2021 - The Energy Transition Tracker points to slow energy transition momentum and the decarbonization challenge in electricity production and transportation.

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