Energy & Environment News


Prishtina, 15 August 2022, – Kosovo authorities launched Monday daily electricity cuts, as the most underdeveloped country in the European continent enters again into deep energy crisis amid mismanagement of local power generation capacities and high prices of electricity it imports to meet consumption needs.


Belgrade, 10 August 2022, – Serbian authorities have accelerated efforts to ensure sufficient gas storage for the winter which according to the President are at highest level ever.


Athens/Tirana, 29 July 2022, – Saudi Arabia’s and Greece’s leaders signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) aimed at construction of an undersea electricity interconnector to supply the Balkans and EU with green electricity and also a undersea and terrestrial data transmission cable system that will connect Europe with Asia via Greece and Saudi Arabia and make Greece a data entry gateway to the EU, simultaneously connecting it to the Middle East and Asia.


Tirana, 25 July 2022, – Governments of the three countries, part of the Open Balkan initiative, after a proposal by Belgrade today agreed to set up a joint working group on energy and on strategic projects.


Sarajevo, 22 July 2022, – German Wpd Europe GmbH, through its subsidiary in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is awarded by a canton in Bosniak-Croat entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) concessions to construct two wind power farms of total 274 MWh capacity.


Prishtina/Tirana 21 July 2022, – An opposition lawmaker of Kosovo called today the government of prime minister Albin Kurti to start working for a gas inter-connector with Albania to the upcoming USA LNG Terminal in Vlorë port, which would later on be used for green hydrogen transport as part of renewable energy goals and decarbonisation ambitions in both countries.


Belgrade, 14 July 2022, – Serbia will be ready to use American LNG from the Greek port of Alexandropoulos and Azerbaijani’s gas also from Greece - through Trans-Adriatic-Pipeline (TAP) through gas inter-connector currently under construction with Bulgaria- as of next year, according to officials.


Sarajevo, 14 July 2022, – The government of Bosniak-Croat entity in bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) today approved a request of local gas distributor for increase of natural gas price for 23.3 percent, as direct consequence of Russian Gazprom price increase to the country.


Sarajevo, 14 July 2022, – A deal was signed today was signed in bBosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for construction of two solar power plants in central town Bugojno, with total 50 MWh capacity and worth of some 30 million Euros as part of wider projects in ten locations  for 210 MWh by country’s energy public company Elektroprivreda BiH.


Brussels, 14 July 2022, – It has been several years now that EU and the four countries of the Balkan region have been talking – and also spending some money for partial feasibility studies – of the 511 km long planned project, the Ionian-Adriatic-Pipeline (IAP) - but so far none of the four have applied for real funding to the EU bank in Luxembourg (EIB) and the EBRD in London, to make the gas interconnection revived and turn it into a reality, despite recent talks held between governments of Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, learns.