Poland has adopted the Offshore Wind Act. A historic day for a country that as of today has no offshore wind capacity installed. The first wind farms will appear in 2024 and in 20 years from 8 to 11 GW of offshore wind power capacity will be installed.
Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Energy signed a series of agreements with Azerenergy and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power to build a 240-MW wind power plant. Azerbaijan has an ambitious target to increase the share of RES to 30% by 2030.
CEEP analyses the current state of affairs of offshore wind in the region, including aspects of offshore wind development potential, existing political and legal frameworks and challenges.
Construction of the largest solar power plant in Central and Eastern Europe will start soon in Pomerania, announced Respect Energy. Over the next 30 years, the plant could contribute to reducing CO2 emissions by 5 million tonnes.
According to Wood Mackenzie, thanks to the European Green Deal, policymakers and market players will make further steps towards the delivery of net-zero objectives generating a race in renewable auctions in Europe, already from the beginning of 2021.
Hidroelectrica acquired an operational 108 MW wind farm from STEAG group as part of the strategy to consolidate its leading position in the Romanian energy market and to become a regional leader in renewable energy.
Scatec together with FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, have connected Ukraine's 32-MW Kamianka solar power plant to the network, which will provide clean energy to 11,000 households.
Tauron Group has signed a share purchase agreement and an investment agreement with OW Offshore that will lead to the construction of an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea.
The government of Albania will launch the first tender for the construction of wind power plants and Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke about the ongoing transformation of the energy sector, which will transform Albania into an electricity exporter.
Slovenia’s energy company Petrol's new wind park will provide green sustainable energy for 20,000 average households in Croatia.
The Transmission System Operators of the Baltic Sea Region agreed to start the preparation work for the establishment of a cooperation for the Baltic Sea offshore grid.
SolarPower Europe reports that despite the setbacks of COVID-19, the European solar market grew by 11%, adding 18.7 GW of installations. 2020 was the second-best year ever for solar in the EU, the strongest growth since 2011.
MAN Truck & Bus Slovenia has signed a letter of intent with Petrol for the development of sustainable logistics and urban transport, to help achieve the goal of reducing CO2 emissions in urban centres.
Innogy has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to improve the country’s energy efficiency and introduce energy-saving measures. Thus, the country is aligning with the EU Directive that obliges countries to save 0.8% of their yearly energy consumption by 2030.
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In spite of an expected gradual recovery in 2021, the COVID-19 crisis will have long-lasting impacts on natural gas markets. Market players have to adjust their strategies to a highly volatile environment and the repercussions of the pandemic could trigger fundamental changes.