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Serbia

Zorana Mihajlović to be new energy minister, Irena Vujović to head environmental protection ministry

Serbia’s new government will have Zorana Mihajlović as Minister of Mining and Energy, while her party colleague Irena Vujović will head the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Zorana Mihajlović replaces Aleksandar Antić, a change that is also a political one given that Antić is a member of the Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) …

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World

Australia backs CWP Renewables in world's biggest power plant project

The Three Gorges Dam is currently the biggest individual producer of electricity on the planet. A project in Australia could reach 26 GW and surpass it. The consortium working on the endeavor is planning a hybrid power plant consisting of wind turbines and solar panels and the world's largest green hydrogen and green ammonia hub. The government in Canberra awarded …

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World

Wall Street to roll out water futures as privatization spreads global thirst

Investors in US markets will soon be able to speculate on water prices, opening the way for an artificial jump in costs for households, farmers and other users. Climate change and the privatization of natural resources are fueling conflicts around the world, raising risks for us to become thirsty and exposed to infections. …

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Region/EU

Western Balkans suffocating from air pollution as heating season starts

The beginning of the heating season in the Western Balkans brought a rise in air pollution once again. In recent days, cities in the region returned to the top of the lists measuring the most polluted air. The spike in air pollution in the Balkans is repeating at the same time as a year ago, so nothing seems to have …

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Romania

ČEZ agrees to sell Romanian assets to Australia’s MIRA

Czech energy company ČEZ Group has signed an agreement to sell its seven businesses in Romania, including the 600 MW Fantanele-Cogealac onshore wind farm, to infrastructure management firm Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). Apart from the renewable energy portfolio, the assets being sold to MIRA …

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World

Microsoft joins Norway's pioneering CO2 capture, storage project

Various industrial facilities will be able to implement the digital platform that Microsoft is working on in Norway for Northern Lights, which is developing a CO2 capture and storage system. Producers and consumers of fossil fuels face growing expenses for releasing greenhouse gases. Equinor and Microsoft …

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EVENTS

Green Fest – International Green Culture Festival

October 26 – November 4 | Online

De-Carbon Day

October 28 | Online

Power and Process Plants - International Forum on Renewable Energy Sources

October 28-30 | Rovinj, Croatia

WindEnergy Hamburg

December 1-4 | Digital Platform

51. International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition

December 2-4 | Online

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JOBS

20 internship positions for women

No deadline | Kosovo* | Millennium Foundation Kosovo – Women in Energy Internship Program

Program Coordinator Environment and Energy

Valid until: October 30 | Belgrade, Serbia | Heinrich Böll Foundation

Traineeships

No deadline | Brussels, Croatia | Energy Cities

Project Manager, Buildings programme - Heating

No deadline | Berlin, Brussels, Paris, The Hague or London | European Climate Foundation

Several positions

No deadline | Location: | Employer: Manyfolds

 

Bulgaria

Bulgaria asks help from European Commission to phase out coal

 

Region/EU

Bucharest, Sofia, Zagreb among 24 cities with EU's highest air pollution costs

 

Croatia

Croatia's ZEZ calls citizens to jointly build solar power plants

 

Serbia

Activist sue city of Zrenjanin over Linglong tyre plant planned investment

 

Greece

Terna hires Tesla, Schneider Electric for its green energy island project

 

Greece

Four major companies eye Greek offshore wind projects

 

Slovenia

Slovenian Parliament unanimously adopts Energy Efficiency Act

 

Slovenia

Slovenia's NECP: Local communities, protected areas limit renewables growth

 

Romania

Romania's NECP: 6 GW of solar, wind to be installed by 2030

 

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