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European Parliament Warns Balkan Countries to Stop Destructive Hydropower

Date: 10.12.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
European Parliament Warns Balkan Countries to Stop Destructive HydropowerPhoto: www.cez.cz

The European Parliament urged the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to review their support for hydropower plant projects in its

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

COP 24: Efforts to Adopt Rules for Implementing Paris Agreement

Date: 05.12.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
COP 24: Efforts to Adopt Rules for Implementing Paris AgreementPhoto: Andreja Šalamun

At the 24th Climate Conference (COP 24) of the United Nations (UN), taking place from 3 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, international leaders will seek the right path to implement the Paris

Commission Adopts Long-Term Vision 2050 – A Clean Planet for All

Date: 30.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Commission Adopts Long-Term Vision 2050 – A Clean Planet for AllPhoto: Roman Peklaj

On Wednesday the European Commission adopted the ‘A Clean Planet for All’ strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050. The strategy shows

SEE Region Is Particularly Vulnerable to Climate Change

Date: 19.11.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
SEE Region Is Particularly Vulnerable to Climate ChangePhoto: Roman Peklaj

Goran Svialnović from the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) stressed that the South East Europe (SEE) region is particular vulnerable to climate change. “A study commissioned by the council to

Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate Change

Date: 19.10.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Policy Makers Underestimate the Impact of Climate ChangePhoto: Peter Palčec

“The policy makers of today are underestimating the risks of climate change. The lack of political will to take drastic action could seriously endanger our goal of preventing the rise in the global

Energy Community Becomes Observer of UNFCCC

Date: 15.10.2018 Author: Ana Vučina Vršnak
Energy Community Becomes Observer of UNFCCCPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has admitted the Energy Community as an observer organisation of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP

New Report: Smog Costs EU 2.9% of Its GDP Every Year; Action Needed

Date: 10.10.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
New Report: Smog Costs EU 2.9% of Its GDP Every Year; Action NeededPhoto: InnoEnergy

“Despite the fact that since 1990 there have been decreases in industrial pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (primarily thanks to EU policies and investment), a significant number of Europeans

IPCC Report: Huge Risk If Global Warming Exceeds 1.5°C

Date: 09.10.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
IPCC Report: Huge Risk If Global Warming Exceeds 1.5°CPhoto: Pixabay

“Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” said the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday in a

University of Glasgow: Liquid Battery Could Lead to Flexible Energy Storage

Date: 06.09.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
University of Glasgow: Liquid Battery Could Lead to Flexible Energy StoragePhoto: Andreja Šalamun

In a new paper published recently in the journal Nature Chemistry, chemists from the University of Glasgow discuss how they developed a flow battery system using a nano-molecule that can store

How Will Growing EUA Prices Impact Leading Slovenian Companies’ Performance?

Date: 31.08.2018 Author: Andreja Šalamun
How Will Growing EUA Prices Impact Leading Slovenian Companies’ Performance?Photo: Andreja Šalamun

“We have already hedged varying shares of the required EUAs for the coming years,” said Slovenian energy company Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) in reply to our question about how a significant

Romanian Hidroelectrica May Be Forced to Abandon Construction Works on 5 HPPs

Date: 31.08.2018 Author: Peter Palčec
Romanian Hidroelectrica May Be Forced to Abandon Construction Works on 5 HPPsPhoto: www.cez.cz

The Romanian hydro power producer Hidroelectrica has already invested around RON 930.7 million (EUR 200 million) over the years in the construction of its five yet to be completed hydropower plants

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