subsidies

September

Top 3 in September: New fossil fuel subsidies planned in EU, Tesla, decarbonization

01 October 2019 - The world is taking strides to a point of no return on climate breakdown, yet...

Western Balkans subsidies small hydropower

Western Balkans urged to end subsidies for destructive small hydropower – report

25 September 2019 - The European Commission and the Energy Community need to play a role in ending state...

Greece, Slovenia among five EU countries to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies – report

10 September 2019 - Five EU countries including the UK, Germany, Greece, Poland, and Slovenia are looking to introduce...

eco stickers

North Macedonia to introduce eco stickers for cars, launch vehicle replacement scheme

14 August 2019 - The parliament of North Macedonia has passed changes to the law on motor vehicles, introducing...

civil society renewables support Serbia

Let the sunshine in, say civil society groups

10 July 2019 - Author: Igor Vejnović, Hydropower Coordinator, CEE Bankwatch Network Eight civil society organisations last week submitted...

BiH, Kosovo*, Serbia pay EUR 444 million in coal subsidies, EUR 147 million for renewables – report

21 June 2019 - The three most coal-intensive Energy Community (EnC) Contracting Parties – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, and...

Eco Fund expands biomass heating grants program to entire Slovenia, cuts EV subsidies

30 May 2019 - Slovenia’s Environmental Public Fund (Eco Fund or Eko Sklad) has issued a new call for...

Montenegro to scrutinize small hydropower procedures, not to approve fresh subsidies

28 May 2019 - Representatives of the Government of Montenegro have announced that procedures for the construction of small...

Slovenia pays EUR 135 million in renewable energy, CHP subsidies in 2018

18 April 2019 - Slovenia’s support payments for electricity from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency cogeneration (combined heat and...

European Parliament confirms fossil fuel subsidy phase-out by 2025

04 April 2019 - The European Parliament (EP) has adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market, formally...

Energy Community Contracting Parties pour EUR 2.4 billion annually into coal power plants, mines

26 March 2019 - The Energy Community Contracting Parties support electricity generated from coal with some EUR 2.4 billion...

Romania to launch EUR 115 million subsidy program for solar prosumers

21 February 2019 - Romania’s Environmental Funds Administration plans to run a program in March-April to offer up to...

air pollution

Skopje supplies classrooms with air purifiers, launches fresh subsidies to fight air pollution

23 January 2019 - Skopje has procured air purifiers for all high school classrooms – 572 in total. The...

EU concludes political talks on clean energy package, to cut subsidies for most polluting coal power plants as early as 2025

19 December 2018 - Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and EU member states have reached a provisional agreement...

Extending feed-in tariffs risks turning public opinion against renewable energy

11 December 2018 - Author: Pippa Gallop, Research Coordinator, CEE Bankwatch Network One of the main factors driving the...

Croatia scrubs plan to co-finance installation of EV charging stations in 2018

09 August 2018 - Croatia’s Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund has closed its announcement it would co-finance the...

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