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A green agenda for Serbia worth 8 million euros

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and the EU Ambassador, Emanuele Giaufret presented a new initiative worth 8 million euros, to encourage the green transformation of the economy and society.

Water protection and a just transition as the main pillars of the new Czech energy policy

At the end of 2021, a new government took office in the Czech Republic, led by Prime Minister Petr Fiala. Let's what to expect in terms of energy and environmental protection.

Slovenia to stop producing electricity from coal in 2033 but the mine’s closure will take longer

Slovenia has adopted the National Strategy for coal phase-out and restructuring of coal regions, naming 2033 as the year when the country stops producing electricity from coal.

Czechia to exit coal by 2033

The Czech Republic has announced it will exit coal by 2033, delaying the date included in the Paris climate agreement by three years.

From words to actions: 6 energy trends to watch in CEE

Predictions say that global energy consumption will rise by 2.2% in 2022. After summarising the most important events of last year in CEE, let’s have a look at what to expect from the year that has just started.

Ukraine adopts action plan for energy efficiency

Ukraine’s government has adopted the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency, setting a national target and a concrete plan of measures to achieve it.

The ‘new normal’ of the energy sector: looking back at 2021

For a great part of 2021, we were all looking at COP26 as the biggest event of the year. And big it was indeed. Let's assess the year that just passed together, focusing on the diversity of supply, the upcoming hydrogen infrastructure and the regional commitments.

Germany’s ambitious decarbonisation plan may serve as an example for CEE

Ádám Karakas, Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) writes about Germany which has pledged serious decarbonisation goals, serving as a close-to-home example for CEE.

PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in CEE to be carbon-neutral by 2050

PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in Central Europe to declare aspiration to achieve emission neutrality by 2050.

Energy Community: Contracting Parties should better address energy poverty issues

A study by the Energy Community found that some aspects and drivers of energy poverty, such as the energy efficiency of homes, gender and energy needs, are not considered.

OMV Petrom new 2030 strategy: leading the energy transition in South-East Europe

OMV Petrom announced its Strategy 2030, which reflects the company’s growth plans and its commitment towards the energy transition.

Slovak industries and enterprises must reduce their emission intensity

Slovakia has reduced its total greenhouse gas emissions by 46% in 2020 compared to 1990. Nevertheless, the emission intensity of the country’s industry is enormous. 

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