The title of European Green Leaf 2021 went to one city from CEE, Gabrovo in Bulgaria, commended for its commitment to energy efficiency and clean technology implementation over the past decade.
By 2029, Amber Grid plans to implement gas transmission system development investment projects aimed at diversifying gas supply sources in Lithuania and the region.
Members of the European Ukrainian Energy Agency and the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association are asking the government to respect the MoU which reduced the feed-in tariffs for renewable energy producers.
The production at the Audi plant in Hungary is now carbon neutral. Europe’s largest building-based photovoltaic system has officially been inaugurated and it will reduce CO2 emissions by almost 4,900 tonnes.
The EBRD is investing 75 mln euros in the successful Eurobond tap issuance by Hellenic Petroleum. When completed, the PV project will be the largest-scale RES initiative project in Greece and one of the biggest PV projects in Europe.
Further steps towards the realisation of the Interconnection Bulgaria – Serbia have been recently made. About 28 million euros of EU funds will be awarded for the construction of the Bulgarian section.
Members of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE) are welcoming the Renovation Wave as a conditio sine qua non to reach the increased GHG emissions target and insist on sufficient and dedicated funds for buildings renovation.
Bulgaria is actively working to ensure energy security and is appreciating the US support for the implementation of the priority infrastructure projects in this area, including the interconnector Greece-Bulgaria and the LNG terminal near Alexandroupolis.
Populations of freshwater species have declined by 84 per cent since 1970 and 60% of Europe's rivers are in bad health. WWF Adria and CEE Bankwatch are drawing attention to the Western Balkans’ region, home to some of the last free-flowing rivers and currently under attack.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure signed a contract with WUN H2 to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Germany. The project will give the northern Bavaria region and the Western Bohemia (in the Czech Republic) their very own hydrogen source.
A new study revealed that the technology and skills already exist to achieve net- or nearly- zero energy building in almost every part of the world at costs in the range of those of traditional projects.
Works to build the 80-kilometres-long 400 kV transmission line Cirkovce-Pince connecting the Slovenian and Hungarian transmission networks began putting an end to negotiations that started in the middle of the 90s’.
The US agreed to pledge up to 1 billion euros to the Three Seas Initiative for investments in the transport sector, energy and digital infrastructures. The US is committed to helping the region divest itself of its energy dependence.