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New Minister of Environment determined to continue the transition to a greener Slovakia

Summarising its work over the past three years, Slovakia's Ministry of Environment led by Ján Budaj was very positive. And the new Minister, Milan Chrenko said to want to continue what was started.

International Day for Biodiversity: it is time to act

Building on the results of COP15, this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity’s theme is: “From Agreement to Action: Build Back Biodiversity”.

Energy-intensive industries call for stronger recognition in the Net Zero Industry Act

Several associations representing the European energy-intensive industries are calling on the European Union to recognise the role of this sector within the Net Zero Industry Act.

The dual nature of the chemical industry: change-driver or energy-consumer?

The chemical and petrochemical sector together makes one of the most energy-intensive industries. How does CEE rank?

Serbia’s Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan ‘in final stage,’ Minister says

Serbia's Minister of Mining and Energy provided an update on progress in drafting energy and climate strategy, upcoming regulations and plans for reforming state-owned energy companies, during a meeting with the Energy Community Secretariat Director.

Hungary boosts energy storage capacity to support the expansion of renewables

Transmission system operators and distribution companies in Hungary can apply for non-refundable subsidies totalling 155 million euros to build energy storage facilities.

OMV Petrom’s carbon intensity drops by 11%, Sustainability Report says

OMV Petrom has published its Sustainability Report for 2022, providing an overview of the economic, environmental and social impact of the company's operations.

Coal use drops in CEE despite energy crisis, report says

European coal power generation was lower during this year's heating season compared to the 2021-22 heating season, according to Beyond Fossil Fuels.

Poland’s energy strategy deadlock threatens EU climate goals, Instrat Foundation says

Poland's lawmakers are struggling to agree on the country's long-term energy policy which is placing the EU climate targets at risk, according to a new report by the Instrat Foundation.

Stronger actions are required to bring down Greece’s dependence on fossil fuels, says IEA

Greece has enacted an impressive array of measures to support its ambitious climate goals while maintaining energy security. However, stronger actions are required, according to a new report by the IEA.

Climate goals must be integrated into all State policies, Latvia’s Minister says

Latvia's Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Māris Sprindžuks underlined how, for a successful green transition, it is necessary to integrate climate goals into all State policies.

Hungary reviews National Energy and Climate Plan

Due to the drastically changed circumstances since the adaption of Hungary's National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) in 2020, the Ministry of Energy - while upholding previous climate policy objectives - considers it important to review the commitments.

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