Is Estonia doing enough to reach 100 per cent renewable electricity, and can it do even more with the help of REPowerEU?
November 21, 2022
On 12 October, Estonia’s parliament adopted a new renewable electricity target of 100 per cent by 2030. The strategic use of EU cohesion and recovery funds in Estonia will help reach that goal, and the additional EUR 83.4 million from REPowerEU has the potential to do even more.
November 18, 2022
A new study shows that the city’s district heating can come from fully renewable sources.
Heating from renewable and alternative energy sources for the city of Motru. Solutions and recommendations.
November 17, 2022
The study Heating from renewable and alternative energy sources for the city of Motru. Solutions and recommendations. identifies and analyses sustainable heating solutions for the city of Motru, located in Gorj County, Romania. It assesses the current
Reaction to the European Parliament Environment Committee vote on amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive
October 25, 2022
The result of today’s voting on the Renewable Energy Directive is highly disappointing as it waives current rules on environmental assessments and protection of Natura 2000 areas.
October 21, 2022
Albania’s new draft renewables law brings welcome changes such as a target for solar water heating but is too vague on crucial points such as sustainability, small plants, heat pumps and rooftop solar. Attracting big investors is important, but are small producers being neglected?
October 19, 2022
Estonia’s parliament adopted a new renewable electricity target of 100 per cent by 2030. This is a huge leap forward, indicating the necessity of strong political will to carry out the green transition and meet climate goals on time.
October 12, 2022
This briefing reviews the district heating situation in the Baltics and the opportunities for decarbonising the systems in these countries. It highlights good examples in Tallinn, Estonia; Salaspils, Latvia; and Vilnius, Lithuania that can inspire other central and eastern European municipalities to switch to renewables.
October 4, 2022
This briefing offers an analysis of Slovakia’s operational programme for 2021-2027 and recommendations regarding the potential for increasing the programme’s climate and environmental contributions.
Riding roughshod over EU environmental and public consultation rules risks boomerang effect for renewables development
July 25, 2022
In an attempt to end reliance on Russian gas, the European Commission is seeking to speed up renewable energy deployment. But its proposals threaten to erode decades of hard-won EU environmental and public consultation achievements.
July 14, 2022
This briefing offers an analysis of the Romania’s draft operational programmes for 2021-2027 and recommendations regarding the potential for increasing the programmes’ climate and environmental contributions.