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Wind power is the strongest force for decarbonization in the EU

Energy-intensive industries see renewables are the cheapest and reliable form of energy, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson says.

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Serbia

Minister Mihajlović: Serbia to hold first renewables auction in December

Serbia will hold its first auction for premiums for wind and solar in December, while a three-year schedule will be unveiled by the end of February.

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GEFF Award Ceremony Western Balkans September 28, 2021

Serbia

Serbia raises EUR 1 billion in its first green bond auction

Serbia achieved the lowest annual coupon rate in its history, 1%, in the sale of its first green bond. The government raised EUR 1 billion.

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Serbia raises EUR 1 billion in its first green bond auction

North Macedonia

North Macedonia awards strategic investment status to wpd's, EFT's renewables projects

The Government has awarded a status of strategic investment projects to wpd’s wind farm Virovi and to EFT’s solar PV plant Erdželija.

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Wpd, EFT get government nod for 415 MW wind farm, 80 MW solar facility in North Macedonia viktor andonov

 

Region/EU

Several undersea power cables about to connect Europe with Africa

Greece and Egypt are in talks about the possibility to lay a 2 GW submarine interconnector on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

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Romania

Romania's Oltenia to switch from coal to solar power using proceeds from CO2 permits

Romania hopes to get most of the EUR 671 million for solar power plants in coal complex CE Oltenia from the EU's Modernization Fund

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Region/EU

Winners of offshore wind auctions in Germany chosen by lottery

The German regulatory body was forced to choose the winners in offshore wind auctions by drawing lots as they all asked for zero subsidies

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Serbia

EBRD signs EUR 40 million loan for Serbia’s smart metering roll-out

The EBRD is extending a EUR 40 million loan to help Serbia procure and deploy 205,000 smart electricity meters in three cities.

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World Hydropower Congress

September 7-24 | Costa Rica | International Hydropower Association

European Mobility Week

September 16-22 | Europe | European Commission

Circularity and Race to Zero

September 22 | Online

1st Regional Hydrogen Energy Conference RHEC-2021

September 27-October 1 | Opatija, Croatia | MIPRO

Renewable Hydrogen Summit

September 29 | Online | Renewable Hydrogen Coalition

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Senior Programme Officer – Project Facilitation P-5

September 26 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | IRENA

Chief of Service, Economic Affairs

October 8 | Geneva, Switzerland | UN

Freelance Journalist

October 15 | Remote | Balkan Green Energy News

Technical Project Manager, Solar PV and Hybrid projects

Unspecified | Sofia, Bulgaria | CWP Global

Data Analyst, Renewable Energy Resources

Unspecified | Sofia, Bulgaria | CWP Global

 

BiH

Third utility-scale solar power plant planned to be developed in Herzegovina

 

Serbia

Thousand cows, horses almost perish on Mt. Suva Planina as sole water spring dries up

 

Montenegro

EPCG looking for suppliers of solar panels, meters for Solari 3000+, Solari 500+ projects

 

Region/EU

EBRD to present results of Energy Efficiency Financing Programme for Western Balkans

 

Croatia

Croatia offers EUR 12 million in subsidies for solar, geothermal, marine energy projects

 

Montenegro

Montenegro on the fence about TPP Pljevlja overhaul

 

World

Geothermal power projects set to boom in coming years as 2021 investment tops EUR 1 billion

 

World

Fossil fuel firms sue countries over climate, environmental action

 

Serbia

EPS piloting mixing biomass with coal in its thermal power plants

 

Region/EU

Timmermans: energy price hikes should speed up green transition, not slow it down

 

Serbia

Excessive air pollution registered in 15 Serbian cities in 2020