Multi-partner platform launched for the transformation of coal regions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine
The World Bank, the EBRD, the European Commission, the Energy Community Secretariat and the Government of Poland joined forces for an initiative that provides dedicated help for coal-dependent regions in the Western Balkans and Ukraine.
The financial sector will play a central role in allocating resources towards a sustainable and green economy. However, CEE has unique challenges that must be addressed in order to scale up financing the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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.
With domestic production falling, Europe is increasingly more dependent on natural gas imports. Norway is the Northern source, Russia still detains a big piece of the East and new routes from the South represent the highest hope of diversification.
PGNiG Supply & Trading signed a contract with Aker BP for the sales and purchase of natural gas produced on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, another cornerstone in successfully building a substantial portfolio in the region.
Spolana Neratovice, a member of Unipetrol Group, has commissioned a new heating plant to generate the steam needed for its operations, significantly decreasing the volume of substances emitted into the atmosphere.
A trans-boundary project involving partners in Romania, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine is among the winners of the Natura 2000 Awards for 2020. In addition, the special European Citizens’ Award went to a project from Bulgaria.