Sweden Shutters Last Coal-Fired Generating Plant 2 Years Early

It’s good news when a nation makes plans to rid itself of electricity generated from burning coal. It’s even better news when it does so ahead of schedule. Swedish utility Stockholm Exergi announced some time ago it would shut down its KVV6 coal generating station in Hjorthagen in 2022. It …

Can by Can – Yes, I Can!

All good ideas have something in common – it always appears to be some ever so logical and simple solution where such an idea found its implementation. The same goes for the innovation by local start-up Solagro. They made a crusher that grants points whenever you “feed“ it with a …

Greece Welcomes UNWTO Support for Sustainable Tourism Growth

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify its tourism sector. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was in Athens for …

17th Energy Community Ministerial Council

The 17th Energy Community Ministerial Council will take place on 13 December in Chisinau under the presidency-in-office of the Republic of Moldova of the Energy Community. The Council will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Anatol Usatîi, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova. The Energy Community is …

41 European Mayors Declare Support for a Just Transition from Coal

A group of 41 mayors from 10 coal regions in 9 European countries are launching a statement supporting a just transition to the post-coal era. Two of the mayors – from the Czech Republic and Germany – presented this statement to the EU Commission’s Deputy Director-General for Energy, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt …

The Best, Right Next to the City Centre

Visitors of the most popular booking website Booking.com bestowed it 9.3 points out of 10. On the site Hotels.com got 4.6 ratings out of 5, while at the TripAdvisor.com list of 86 hotels by guests’ choice it holds the 4th position. Belgrade’s Jump Inn hotel has earned this excellent status thanks to the high …

EU invests €116m in climate and environmental projects

The European Commission has announced an investment worth €116 million (£102m) to support 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects. They are being funded under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Change, which has a budget of €3.4 billion (£3bn) between 2014 and 2020. Projects include the replacement of …