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Concession signed for Bileća solar power plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The company V&Z zaštita won the contract for solar park Bileća in the southeast of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an important step in one of the numerous projects for the utilization of renewable energy sources in the town of Bileća in sunny Herzegovina. The Minister of Energy and Mining of the Republic of Srpska […]

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Green steel plant in Finland set to start production in 2026

A new company from Norway is planning one of the largest investments in industrial production in Finland so far. Blastr Green Steel said it would build a steelworks and a hydrogen plant in Inkoo, Finland, that would run on renewable electricity. Steel production is one of the hardest sectors to decarbonize. Big players are rushing to implement the latest technologies to […]

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Elektromreža Srbije intends to produce energy from renewables for self-consumption

Elektromreža Srbije (EMS), the national transmission system operator (TSO), intends to use renewable energy sources in order to produce electricity for its own consumption, reduce expenses, and become a prosumer. Serbia’s TSO EMS has announced a public call for the preparation of a study on electricity production from renewable sources for self-consumption. The study should help […]

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Half century old hydropower plant in Albania is becoming innovative energy hub

Hybrid power plants are emerging as an essential ingredient for a world with net zero emissions. Determined to keep its electricity system clean, Albania wants to go a step further. State-owned utility KESH added a ground-mounted solar power unit to one of its main hydroelectric stations, but the idea is to integrate a floating photovoltaic […]

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Montenegro lowers value-added tax for solar panels

The Parliament of Montenegro has adopted the amendments to the Law on Value-Added Tax and the Law on Planning and Construction, reducing VAT and simplifying procedures for the installation of solar power plants. Montenegro previously announced that VAT on solar panels would be abolished. However, it is now reduced from 21% to 7% for sales, installation and […]

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Hydrogen filling station project underway on Vis island in Croatia

The City of Vis and the H2 association are developing a plan to build the first hydrogen filling station in Croatia. The fuel would be produced for boats and utility vehicles, using electricity from the island’s solar power plant and from waste treatment. A solar power plant with a battery storage unit, run by Croatia’s state-owned power […]

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Slovenia adopts spatial plan for wind farm Dolenja Vas

Austria-based Alpen-Adria Energie cleared the way for the construction of its wind power plant Dolenja Vas of up to 66 MW as the Government of Slovenia approved the spatial plan. The company already operates a wind turbine in the area. Slovenia’s new government, led by Prime Minister Robert Golob, is implementing a massive solar power deployment […]

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Wind generated a record amount of electricity in 2022

Great Britain produced a record amount of wind-powered electricity in 2022, according to the National Grid. More electricity came from renewable and nuclear power sources than from fossil fuels gas and coal, the second highest after 2020. Replacing fossil fuels with green power is a core way for the world to tackle the impacts of […]

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Germany’s green energy transition enters make-or-break year

With new laws in place, land allocated and more generous subsidy schemes green-lit, 2023 will be decisive in determining whether Germany is on track towards meeting its ambitious 80% renewable electricity target in 2030. The fourth-largest economy in the world was once an early pioneer in the development of green technologies. A mid-2010s slowdown after […]

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EU Proposes To Certify the Removal of CO2 From Atmosphere

The EU announced its plans for the certification of the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. If the proposal is approved by EU countries, it will lay the base for a certificate of carbon removal provided by the government. According to Reuters, the removals include carbon in soils and forests and CO2 stored underground and in construction […]

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