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#Ukraine – A high-potential renewable energy partner to the EU #DTEK

#Ukraine – A high-potential renewable energy partner to the EU #DTEK

| August 4, 2020

Despite the impact of COVID-19, Europe’s renewable energy sector has shown its resilience and will form a key part of the EU’s Green Deal-centred economic recovery, writes DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko. As the CEO of Ukraine’s largest energy group, I know that Ukraine has massive potential as EU’s partner in this sector, but we need […]

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#GreenRecovery – Commission opens public consultation on offshore renewable energy

#GreenRecovery – Commission opens public consultation on offshore renewable energy

| July 23, 2020

The Commission has launched a public consultation on its future EU Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy, which will be adopted later this year. The strategy will support the development and integration of offshore sources into the EU energy mix, to support our 2030 and 2050 climate ambitions. It will outline a new approach for exploiting Europe’s offshore […]

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Commission approves support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Ireland

Commission approves support for production of electricity from renewable sources in Ireland

| July 21, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources in Ireland. Ireland intends to introduce a new aid measure, called the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (“RESS”), to support electricity production from renewable sources, including solar photovoltaic and wind. The RESS, with an estimated total budget […]

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Dark clouds hang over #UkraineRenewableSector

Dark clouds hang over #UkraineRenewableSector

| July 17, 2020

2020 has been a year of crisis for Ukraine’s energy sector. A direct consequence of this has seen mounting debts and non-payment between market actors destabilize the sector. Renewable energy producers have particularly been affected by the latter as the non-payment of the state-guaranteed feed-in tariff – which now amounts to 20 bln UAH (about […]

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Parliament to vote on revision of trans-European energy guidelines

Parliament to vote on revision of trans-European energy guidelines

| July 10, 2020

MEPs are set to call for funding guidelines for key energy projects and improved storage solutions to better match the EU’s ambitious climate goals. During July’s plenary session, MEPs will vote on a resolution calling for a revision of funding guidelines for cross-border, trans-European energy infrastructure projects to bring them into line with EU climate […]

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MEPs want to boost energy storage in the EU to help spur #Decarbonization

MEPs want to boost energy storage in the EU to help spur #Decarbonization

| July 3, 2020

As energy from renewable sources is increasingly part of the European energy mix, MEPs propose ways to step up storage solutions such as hydrogen or home batteries. In a report adopted this week, MEPs in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee outline their strategy for energy storage, which plays a crucial role in reaching the […]

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Investment Plan supports #CleanEnergyProjects in Spain and Austria  

Investment Plan supports #CleanEnergyProjects in Spain and Austria  

| June 29, 2020

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing finance to two clean energy projects: a solar energy plant in Spain and two wind farms in Austria. Both financing deals are backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments. The first is a €43.5 million agreement to build and operate the 200 MWp Cabrera photovoltaic solar plant, the largest plant […]

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