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Kosovo to expand its wind capacity with 57.5 mln euros EBRD loan

Kosovo, a country heavily reliant on coal, took a major step towards the decarbonisation of its electricity sector with the help of a 57.5 mln euros loan from the EBRD to finance the construction of a 105 MW wind farm.

Regulatory challenges ahead of the hydrogen vision

Despite the tremendous interest in hydrogen technology, the development of the European hydrogen market still has to overcome many regulatory and legislative challenges.

Romania is one step closer to link Black Sea fields to shore

Romania took an important step to start the exploitation of its first gas deposit offshore as BSOG launched the installation phase for a 121 km subsea gas pipeline within the offshore Midia Natural Gas Development Project.

IAEA projects 500 GW of new nuclear capacity by 2050 to deliver on climate goals

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said that the decarbonisation of the energy sector by 2050 will be hardly achievable unless the world makes more use of nuclear power.

Commission to launch new financing mechanism to boost RES projects

The European Commission has set forward a new financing mechanism for Member States to reach their clean energy targets by enabling them to finance RES projects in different EU countries or hosting RES projects funded by others.

Energa promotes the installation of PV systems among farmers

Energa Obrót wishes to contribute to improving farmer’s energy efficiency by offering turnkey solar installations. The Pomeranian Chamber of Agriculture is one of the entities that decided to take advantage of the opportunity.

EU’s Just Transition Fund risks rewarding inaction?

The EU agreed to establish the Just Transition Fund to reduce the socio-economic costs for those communities and regions that are less equipped to meet the challenges of this transition. However, there is much debate about how to spend this money.

Poland forges partnership for the development of its PV industry

Poland’s Climate Ministry announced that it initiated a partnership with industrial stakeholders and concluded a sector agreement to scale up the national PV industry.

EU energy in figures

The Commission released its yearly statistical pocketbook, which covers areas including energy balances, energy production and consumption, electricity capacities, energy prices, main energy indicators, socio-economic data and the impact of the energy sector on climate.

European Parliament Committee votes to cut emissions by 60% by 2030

The majority of MEPs in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee supported to increase the legally binding 2030 GHG emission reductions target to 60% up from the current 40%.

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Kosovo to expand its wind capacity with 57.5 mln euros EBRD loan

Kosovo, a country heavily reliant on coal, took a major step towards the decarbonisation of its electricity sector with the help of a 57.5 mln euros loan from the EBRD to finance the construction of a 105 MW wind farm.

PGNiG Upstream Norway acquires two new fields in the North Sea

PGNiG Upstream Norway signed an agreement with Norske Shell to acquire interests in Kvitebjørn and Valemon, two producing fields in the North Sea. The gas produced will be sent to Poland after the Baltic Pipe link is launched.

Antje Kanngiesser appointed new CEO of the Alpiq Group

Antje Kanngiesser has been appointed as the new CEO of the Alpiq Group, the leading Swiss electricity producer.

Taking account of social and environmental impacts ahead of the World Tourism Day

Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19. On this World Tourism Day, the pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how it contributes to the sustainable development goals.