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Top 5 stories of the week: 25 – 31 August

1. Danish European Energy takes the solar leadership spot in the Baltics

Danish energy company European Energy is set to become the owner of the biggest solar farm in the Baltic region, to date. The company has unveiled a 65-megawatt (MW) solar farm located in the Lithuanian municipality of Anyksciai, which is expected to be commissioned before the end of the year. Read the full story here.

2. US nuclear presence in the region continues to grow

Moving to the world of nuclear, US nuclear company Westinghouse Electric has signed a long-term agreement with Slovakian electric utility company Slovenské elektrárne to license and supply VVER-440 fuel assemblies to its nuclear power plants in the country. Read the full story here.

3. Polish PGE speeds up its green transition

On Tuesday, Polish state-owned energy company presented its updated strategy – with a commitment to stop using coal for electricity and heat production by 2030 at the forefront of key changes. The company will look to allocate 27.9 billion euros for investments in offshore wind farms, energy storage facilities, construction of a nuclear power plant, modernisation of the distribution network and decarbonisation of the heating sector. Read the full story here.

4. Slovakia sets sight on its geothermal potential

Looking at the Earth’s energy in the region, Slovakia’s government has approved a proposal to issue a certificate of significant investment for a geothermal project aiming to develop infrastructure for year-round heat supply to the heating system in Košice via boreholes near the surrounding villages. The initial thermal output estimated is around 30 megawatts-thermal (MWt) with a potential for expansion up to 90 MWt. Read the full story here.

5. Moldova enters the green transport race

With the region’s increasingly competitive electromobility industry, Moldova is determined not to be left behind. Moldovan transport company Informbusiness has completed the production of its first electric bus, making it the first electric bus domestically manufactured in the country. Ukraine and Romania are among the company’s planned export markets for its new e-buses. Read the full story here.

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