EBRD loan for Macedonia
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending € 5.9 million to Macedonian state-owned electricity company ELEM for the construction of the country´s first large scale solar power plant. ELEM will meet the total costs estimated at € 8.7 million.
Ukraine Parliament takes first step to introduce renewable energy auctions
On December 20, 2018, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted at first reading the draft law "On Amending some laws of Ukraine on ensuring competitive conditions for the production of electricity from alternative energy sources" No. 8449-d (the "draft law").
Montenegro awarded a land concession for solar energy project
The Government of Montenegro approved a 30-year concession of two land plots in Ulcinj municipality for the construction of a photovoltaic plant which will be carried out by a consortium of Finland's Fortum and one of Montenego`s power utility Electric Enterprise AD Niksic.
Slovenia is looking for applications to support renewables and high-efficiency cogeneration
The Slovenian Energy Agency has invited applications for incentives to support electricity production from renewable energy sources and high-efficiency cogeneration.
The Energy Community Secretariat and EBRD issue Joint Policy Guidelines
To help countries in the region design and implement an Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme in line with Article 7 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.
Eastern Partnership Business Forum in Vienna
On 6 December a conference was organised with the Eastern Partnerhip Initiative in the framework of Austria’s EU Presidency by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, partnering with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs.
Innogy and Polish Power Group win wind auction
PPG will build three wind parks with a combined capacity of 97.2 MW won in Poland's just completed auction
World Bank Loan of EUR 176 Million to Turkey for Energy Efficiency Projects
On 15 November 2018, the World Bank announced that it will lend USD 200 million (approx. EUR 176 million) to Turkey for energy efficiency investments in the public sector.
Slovakia: Plans to Phase-Out Coal Mining Subsidies in 2023
In recent news, the government of the Slovak Republic announced plans to end subsidies for domestic coal mining operations by 2023
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