Energy Community Calls on the Balkans and Ukraine to Scrutinize Subsidies to Coal

In June 2019, the Energy Community Secretariat published a study on analysing and quantifying direct and hidden subsidies to support the coal sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine during the period 2015-2017. The Secretariat sent a follow-up preliminary assessment of these subsidies under the …

Keeping Montenegro’s Flavours Alive

Danka Sekularac from northern Montenegro lives a life off the grid. Her house runs on solar power. The water is fetched from a nearby stream. Her food is homegrown. Her surroundings – the mountain ridges of Biogradska Gora National Park with its sprawling pine forests, rolling meadows, pristine streams and …

Resalta Completes Lighting Project for bERS in Musachevo

Resalta has completed a lighting renovation project for bERS logistics at their facility in Musachevo, Bulgaria. The client is an industry leader in logistics services, including warehousing, shipping and e-commerce support, with facilities throughout Bulgaria. The client chose to renovate lighting at its Musachevo logistics center, near Sofia, in order …

Resalta and EIF Developing Energy-Efficient Europe

The European Investment Fund (EIF) will provide EUR 6 million of new equity capital to the innovative Slovenian provider of energy efficiency solutions Resalta. This capital increase will help Resalta evolve from being a start-up and implement a business plan to become a major provider of independent energy services and …

Renewables Break UK Records for Second Quarter in a Row

Government data shows clean generation made up a record 33.1% of the mix in the third quarter of 2018. Renewable energy’s share of generation has broken UK records for the second quarter in a row. New data released by the government and collated by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) shows clean electricity made up …

South East and Southern Europe Nations Pledge to Reduce Pollution

Countries in the Western Balkans region currently rank among the worst in Europe for air pollution. Countries from the South East and Southern Europe have agreed on new joint measures to reduce pollution. They aim to incentivise and redirect investment towards non-polluting activities, promote waste prevention and recycling and step-up …

Sustainability of Western Balkans Rising Public Debt Becomes Questionable

Yesterday, the regional study Public Debt on western Balkans was released in the framework of “Balkan Monitoring Public Finance” project. At the same time that was an occasion to discuss with the representatives of World Bank, Parliament of Montenegro, Western Balkan civil society organizations and prominent media from the region …