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Poland’s chance to become the leading regional player on offshore wind

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 signs MoU for a 240-MW wind power plant

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.

Boosting offshore wind in CEE: CEEP presents main potential and challenges

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.

The largest solar power plant of Central and Eastern Europe is to be built Poland

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.

2021: the year of renewable auctions in the EU

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 acquires a 108 MW wind farm to consolidate its leading position in Romania

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 connects a 32MW solar power plant for commercial operation in Ukraine

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 and OW Offshore sign agreements to construct offshore wind farms

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.

Albania’s first wind farm and the ongoing transformation of the energy sector

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.

Petrol’s new wind park to provide green sustainable energy in Croatia

Slovenia’s energy company Petrol's new wind park will provide green sustainable energy for 20,000 average households in Croatia.

Baltic TSOs to strengthen cooperation for the future of offshore grid

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.

Despite COVID-19 it was the second-best year ever for solar

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.

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MAN Truck & Bus Slovenia partners with Petrol to develop sustainable logistics transport

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 signs an agreement with Czech Ministry of Industry to introduce new energy-saving measures

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.

A hundred efficient solutions to reverse global warming

Not only one book, but a hundred efficient solutions to stop the climate catastrophe. The New York Times bestseller edited by Paul Hawken, Drawdown, offers many ways to save our planet. And avoiding food waste is only one of them.

Flexibility will be a key word for gas markets in 2021

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.