Significant Progress in Expanding Protected Nature Sites in Eastern Europe

The EEA’s briefing ‘Protected areas in the Eastern Partnership countries‘ found that between 2000 and 2019 coverage of nationally protected areas were expanded in all six partnership countries which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Thanks to the European Commission’s financial and Council of Europe’s technical support, 561 so-called …

The Black Sea Region’s Renewable Energy Potential on the Agenda

In less than a month the energy community will get together online to discuss the renewable energy potential of the Black Sea countries. The high-level international investment conference Energy Week Black Sea will take place on a virtual event platform on 29-30 September bringing together the autorities, project operators of …

Energy Week Black Sea 2020

From the 29th to the 30th of September, the international investment event Energy Week Black Sea 2020 (https://www.bsenergyweek.com/) will take place online. Energy Week Black Sea 2020 will bring together authorities and energy companies from Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Georgia, as well as international financial institutions and multinational private investors …

Renewables Account for Almost Three Quarters of New Capacity in 2019

The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power expansion last year, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency …

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 …