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EU Parliament wins plaudits for backing 35% renewables target

Frédéric Simon, Euractiv The wind power industry hailed a measure voted on by Parliament that will require EU Member States to give five years’ visibility up front on their public support for renewables. [Peter Rood / Flickr] Summary European lawmakers approved draft measures on...

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What future for district heating in Eastern European countries? Possible anwsers with the case of Brasov, Romania

Energy Cities Summary District heating in general is seen as an important opportunity to decarbonise the heating sector, especially in urban areas, and therefore important to reach European and global climate goals. In a case study, progRESsHEAT project partners analyse possible future...

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From waste to energy, EU backs construction of Lithuanian heat and power plant

New Europe Online Summary On January 17, the European Commission adopted two funding decisions to support the construction of a combined heat and power plant in Vilnius designed to produce electricity and heat out of biomass and municipal waste. According to the Commission, the plant will...

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New soda ash factory makes Turkey largest producer in Europe

Daily Sabah Business Summary The first 15 days of 2018 have witnessed the opening of a $1.5-billion investment in Turkey's capital Ankara. One of the world's largest soda ash production facilities, Kazan Soda Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., which will be the world's largest mining solution and Turkey's...

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EBDR supports Turkey’s $11 billion green energy plan

Climate Action Programme Summary The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has backed Turkey’s newly inaugurated National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEAP) which aims to reduce the country’s energy consumption by 14 percent by 2023. The plan sets out energy efficiency...

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PPCR seeks strategic partner for biomass CHP project in Greece

Eric Voegele, Biomass Magazine Summary PPC Renewables S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Power Corp. S.A., has announced it is seeking a strategic partner to develop, finance, construct and operate a biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Greece. A press release issued by PPCR...

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EBRD hails Turkey’s national plan to boost energy efficiency

New Europe Online Summary The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) hailed Turkey’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, noting that it sets the country on course to implement a reduction of 14% of primary energy consumption by 2023. The Turkish government has committed...

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Greece's PPC seeks partner for biomass CHP project

Renewables Now Chipped wood. Author: Douglas O'Brien. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. Summary PPC Renewables, a subsidiary of Greek utility PPC SA (ATH:PPC), is looking for a partner for the construction of a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant...

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Europe greenlights Greek auction scheme for cogen and renewables

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary The European Commission this week approved a Greek auction scheme for renewables and high-efficiency cogeneration. The Commission found the scheme to be in line with EU state aid rules, saying it would further Europe’s energy and climate goals...