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EBRD: Western Balkan Countries Need to Increase Share of RES

Date: 05.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
EBRD: Western Balkan Countries Need to Increase Share of RESPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Power generation in the Western Balkans is at a critical juncture. Much of the current capacity is based on coal-fired thermal power plants (TPPs), but many of these are old and coming to the end of

Analysis: 42% of Global Operating Coal Fleet Unprofitable in 2018 and 72% by 2040

Date: 04.12.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Analysis: 42% of Global Operating Coal Fleet Unprofitable in 2018 and 72% by 2040Photo: Alenka Žumbar

According to the latest analysis by the think tank Carbon Tracker, 42% of global coal capacity is already unprofitable because of high fuel costs, and by 2040 this figure could reach 72% as existing

UN Report: Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change Are Way Off Track

Date: 29.11.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
UN Report: Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change Are Way Off TrackPhoto: Pixabay

Between 2014 and 2016 global emissions of CO2 from industry and the production of energy were essentially stable while the global economy grew modestly. However, in 2017 these emissions went up by

‘Just Transition’ Possible for Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok Energy Complex

Date: 27.11.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
‘Just Transition’ Possible for Bulgarian Maritsa Iztok Energy ComplexPhoto: Goran Vadlja Kamenjašević

Friends of the Earth Bulgaria have issued a preliminary analysis outlining options for a “just energy transition” in the broad region surrounding the heart of Bulgarian coal energy – the Maritsa

Hungary to End Coal Power by 2030

Date: 26.11.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Hungary to End Coal Power by 2030Photo: Premogovnik Velenje

Rapidly increasing prices in the EU’s emissions trading system (ETS) could mean that Hungary will be the first country in Eastern Europe to set an exit date for coal. The Hungarian government is in

Montenegrin Pljevlja Coal Mine’s Profit EUR 4.9m in First Nine Months of 2018

Date: 22.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Montenegrin Pljevlja Coal Mine’s Profit EUR 4.9m in First Nine Months of 2018Photo: Simona Drevenšek

The Montenegrin Pljevlja coal mine generated a profit of EUR 4.968 million in the first nine months of 2018, which is 1.39% higher than in the same period last year.

Albania’s Primary Energy Production Down 23% in Last 5 Years

Date: 21.11.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič
Albania’s Primary Energy Production Down 23% in Last 5 YearsPhoto: Alenka Žumbar

Over the last five years, primary energy production in Albania has seen a sharp fall by as much as 22.8%, shows official data. Thus, in 2017, the production of primary energy, including electricity,

Kosovo’s Power Generation from Coal Amounted to 1,178.4 GWh in Q3 2018

Date: 19.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo’s Power Generation from Coal Amounted to 1,178.4 GWh in Q3 2018Photo: www.pixabay.com

Coal production in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018 in Kosovo amounted to 163,000 tonnes. Electricity production from coal amounted to 1,178.4 GWh, while hydro power production amounted to 69.4 GWh,

EBRD Will Not Finance New Kosovo Coal Plant

Date: 14.11.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
EBRD Will Not Finance New Kosovo Coal PlantPhoto: Simona Drevenšek

After the World Bank said it will not be financing the new Kosovo coal project - the Kosova e Re thermal power plant (TPP), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has now

EUW: 98% of EU Coal Plants to be Cashflow Negative by 2030

Date: 13.11.2018 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik Volarič, Vienna
EUW: 98% of EU Coal Plants to be Cashflow Negative by 2030Photo: Alenka Žumbar

By 2030 around 98% of the operating coal fleet in the EU will be cashflow negative, said Sebastian Ljungwaldh, Energy Analyst at Carbon Tracker Initiative, on Wednesday at European Utility Week (EUW)

No Environmental Permit for Units 5 and 6 of BiH's Tuzla TPP

Date: 06.11.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
No Environmental Permit for Units 5 and 6 of BiH's Tuzla TPPPhoto: www.elektroprivreda.ba

A long-standing public debate on the environmental permit for the desulphurisation of units 5 and 6 of the Tuzla thermal power plant (TPP) ended last week. The Federal Ministry of Environment and

BiH’s RiTE Ugljevik Generates Profit in First 9 Months of 2018

Date: 06.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
BiH’s RiTE Ugljevik Generates Profit in First 9 Months of 2018Photo: © European Communities, 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) Ugljevik mine and thermal power plant, RiTE Ugljevik, produced a net profit of KM 3.398 million (EUR 1.737 million) in the first nine months of 2018, while it produced

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