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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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EPBiH foresees CO2 taxation to be introduced in BiH in three to eight years

State-owned power utility Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBiH) expects the introduction of carbon taxation in Bosnia and Herzegovina within three to eight years. According to its Business Plan for the period 2023-2025, it is one of the biggest risks in the company’s operations, and an expense that will reduce its profit. The introduction of a CO2 tax is […]

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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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Turkey aims to almost double electricity generation capacity by 2035

Turkey’s National Energy Plan for 2035 revealed the ambition to boost solar power capacity by five times and triple the total size of wind power plants. The country intends to increase total electricity generation capacity to 189.7 GW, mostly with renewables. Last year it surpassed the 100 GW threshold. Turkey published its National Energy Plan […]

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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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China completes world’s second-largest hydropower plant

The China Three Gorges Corp.’s Baihetan facility is in full operation. At 16 GW, it is the second-biggest hydropower plant in the world. The largest hydropower cascade on the planet is located on the Yangtze river in China. State-owned China Three Gorges Corp., which operates the 22.5 GW Three Gorges hydroelectric station, the biggest power […]

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