EU’s energy body submits infringements against Serbia, Ukraine, Albania and Bosnia


Vienna, dtt-net.com - The Secretariat of Energy Community said it has submitted a total of seven dispute settlement cases against Serbia, Ukraine, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) over breaches of energy acguis, asking on the ministers of member countries to take decision.

Bulgaria to join W. Balkans electricity market


Sofia/Wienna, 18 May 2017, dtt-net.com - Bulgaria has agreed to join Western Balkans (WB6) regional electricity market integration initiative, part of initiatives coordinated and supervised by EU’s energy body, the Secretariat of Energy Community, aimed at extending the EU internal energy market to South East Europe.

EU gas pipeline celebrates 1st year of construction


Tirana/Baar, dtt-net.com - The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), which will bring gas to the EU and Balkans through Turkey, Greece, Albania and Italy as of 2020, marks the one-year anniversary since construction started.

Construction works of EU gas pipeline in Albania suspended as ancient settlement uncovered


Tirana, dtt-net.com - The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) construction works are suspended for a month in Albania after uncovering of an ancient settlement in a village in south-eastern municipality of Korçë last week.

EU agrees conditional approval of French state aid to gas-fired power plant


Brussels, dtt-net.com – The European Commission said it conditionally approved state aid of French government to a local company for the construction of a gas-fired electricity plant in Brittany.

Gazprom starts construction of Turkstream gas pipeline


dtt-net.com – Russian gas giant said it started today construction of Turkstream gas pipeline through Black Sea planed to reach Turkish and "European consumers” by late 2019.

Gazprom to start construction of Turkstream offshore section soon


dtt-net.com - Gapzrom chief Alexey Miller said the company is ready to start laying the offshore section of Turkstream gas pipeline in Black Sea "within a few days".

EU approves French state aid to 3 renewable energy projects


Brussels, dtt-net.com – The European Commission agreed to approve a state aid by France to three new renewable energy projects worth of nearly 1,250 Euro billion per year to produce more than 17 gigawatts of electricity, as French authorities want to reach 2020 target of producing 23% of country’s energy needs from renewable sources.

C02 emissions in the EU in 2016 drop compared to 2015


Brussels, dtt-net.com - CO2 emissions in the EU in 2016 decreased by 0.4 percent compared with the previous year, with largest falls registered in Malta and Bulgaria, and highest increases in Finland and Cyprus, according to Eurostat.

EU energy body says Gazprom commitments to competition rules are insufficient


Vienna/Brussels, dtt-net.com - The Secretariat of Energy Community said in an opinion that commitments made by Russian gas giant to the European Commission (EC) over EU's competition rules - related to gas supplies in Central and Eastern Europe - are insufficient and recommended more to be done by Gazprom. >>>>

Energy production prices in the EU fall m/m but rise y/y


Brussels, dtt-net.com – Industrial producer prices on the EU domestic market have fallen in March compared to February this year but increased compared to same month 2016.

Albania signs MoU with European bank over solar energy


Tirana, dtt-net.com- Albanian government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) aimed at helping the EU candidate country to launch projects for solar energy production.

EU urged to take action over wind turbines effects on health


Brussels, dtt-net.com – A French EU lawmaker called on the European Commission to act over allegations on harmful effects of wind turbines on health made in a report authorized by French government but never published.

EU lawmaker calls European Commission to tackle energy poverty


Brussels, dtt-net.com – A Greek member of the European parliament has asked EU’s legislative body to initiate legislative measures to push member countries tackle problems of dozen of millions of citizens across the European bloc over lack of energy, including in Greece.

EU reaches deal on rules to secure gas supplies in case of crisis


Brussels, dtt-net.com – Representatives of EU member countries and the European Parliament have agreed on new ‘solidarity’ rules on security of gas supplies aimed at better managing shortages in case of crisis with member countries pledging to help each other in difficult situations.

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