Europe & Eurasia Energy News Articles for October 26, 2012




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Albania

Albania to double domestic energy generation by 2020 – (Hydro World) Albania's domestic energy generation will more than double to 10,467 GWh in 2020 from 5,037 GWh in 2012, according to the Energy Strategy adopted by the ministerial council of the Energy Community…

Sali Berisha: Bulgarian businessmen can invest in hydropower plants in Albania – (Focus) Prime Minister of Albania Sali Berisha invited Bulgarian businessmen to invest in projects to build hydroelectric power plants in Albania, FOCUS News Agency announced…


Bulgaria

Unit 6 of Bulgaria's NPP Remains Shut over 'Minor Glitch' – (Novinite) Unit 6 of Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, NPP, remains disconnected from the country's electricity power system…

Bulgaria seeks $69 million from CEZ units sales – (Reuters) Bulgaria aims to raise at least 104,3 million levs ($69.14 million) from the sale of 33 percent stakes in two power distribution companies controlled by Czech electricity producer CEZ, the stock exchange said…

AFP: Bulgaria shuts nuclear reactor after generator problem – (Focus) Bulgaria shut down one of two reactors at its only nuclear power plant on Tuesday after a generator control problem, the operator said, adding that there was no radiation leak, AFP reported…

Bulgaria to start sale of stakes in 2 CEZ power distributors – (Reuters) The Bulgarian government will start the sale of 33 percent stakes in two domestic power distribution companies controlled by Czech power utility CEZ on Oct. 29, the privatisation agency said on Thursday…

Bulgarian solar car charger sets EU example – (NY Daily News) Bulgaria's car-packed capital Sofia has set an EU example in the fight against greenhouse gas emissions by installing its first state-of-the-art solar-powered charger for electric cars, the project's managers said Wednesday…

Bulgarian minister: Power distribution company should assume responsibility over power substation incident – (Focus) “The power distribution company should assume the entire responsibility over the incident with the power substation explosion in the Bulgarian coastal city of Burgas and cover all expenses on the breakdown,” Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova said, FOCUS News Agency reporter informs…

CEZ Plans to Invest in Bulgaria Biomass Project, E15 Reports – (Bloomberg Business Week) CEZ AS (CEZ), the Czech Republic’s largest power producer, plans to invest in a small biomass project in Bulgaria, E15 reported on its website, citing company spokesman Martin Schreier…

Bulgarian Renewable Energy Producers to Protest Grid Access Fee – (Novinite) Bulgarian Renewable Energy producers are to stage a fresh protest against against the newly introduced fee for accessing the networks of the three power distributors operating in the country, CEZ, Energo-Pro and EVN…

Construction of Bulgaria-Turkey Gas Link to Start in 2013 – (Novinite) Bulgaria seeks to develop the Nabucco West gas pipeline project in two phases, according to Economy and Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev…


Bosnia

Bosnia's utility EPRS sells 574 GWh of power to Serbia – (Reuters) Bosnia's second largest power utility EPRS has sold 574 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of 2013 power surplus to Serbia's utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) for 30.7 million euros ($39.80 million), the utility said on Wednesday…

Bosnia 450 MW coal-fired project draws 12 bids – (Reuters) Bosnian utility EPBiH has received non-binding bids from 12 international firms and consortia to help build a 450 megawatt coal-fired unit at its Tuzla power plant, it said on Thursday…

Bosnia's EPS, RWE unit in joint 210 MW hydro power project = (Reuters) Bosnian utility EPRS and RWE Innogy, a unit of Germany's second-largest utility RWE signed a joint venture deal on Wednesday to build four hydro power plants on Bosnia's Drina river with a combined capacity of 210 megawatts…


Croatia

Croatia’s cost of EU entry: higher energy prices – (Beyondbrics)  Croatia’s expected entry to the European Union in July 2013 will be a big step for the country, which emerged from a bloody war of independence two decades ago. But membership of the EU comes at a cost – including, it seems, rising energy prices…

Croatia moves to liberalise energy prices – (Reuters) Croatia's government will no longer determine energy prices, notably those of gas and electricity, under an energy law passed by parliament on Friday…

Croatian State Companies to Increase Investment 25% in 2012 – (Bloomberg)  Croatia’s state companies expect to increase investment 25 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, focusing on infrastructure and energy projects, Economy Minister Radimir Cacic told reporters in Zagreb today…


Kosovo

Kosova: Shut Down Of Thermal Power Plant Welcomed – (UNPO) The Kosovo government pledged to shut down one of the country's two thermal power plants, which is the biggest air polluter in the region and build a new one, but some experts are concerned the country may not meet the 2017 deadline…

Kosovo unions oppose privatisation of main state enterprises – (SETimes) Some Kosovo workers are concerned about the goverment plans to privatise the country's two biggest enterprises -- Post and Telecom (PTK) and the Energy Corporation (KEK)…


Macedonia

Macedonia to call new tender for Cebren, Galiste hydropower project. – (Hydroworld) Deputy PM in charge of economic affairs Vladimir Pesevski said that a new tender will be called for selecting an investor to build the large hydropower plants Cebren and Galiste, Dnevnik daily reported…

FYROM's MEPSO launches EUR26m investment for transmission lines construction – (Balkans)  FYR Macedonia's Electricity Transmission System Operator (MEPSO) has launched an investment cycle worth more than 26 million euros envisaging the construction of over 120 kilometers of new network of transmission lines, the company says.

Macedonia looks for investment in power projects – (Business Standard) To invite tenders for 650-Mw hydro power projects with an investment of euro 700 million.  The Republic of Macedonia, a fast-growing emerging economy in the southeastern part of Europe, is exploring opportunities to attract investments from India for power projects, and in sectors including real estate, agriculture, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, IT and automotive, according to Zoran Stavreski, vice prime minister and minister of finance…

German companies show interest in FYROM's energy sector – (Balkans) German companies are interested for investments in FYR Macedonia's energy sector through construction of small hydro-plants…


Montenegro

Energy Community ministers adopt renewable energy 2020 targets – (EU Neighbourhood) An Energy Community Ministerial Council meeting yesterday in Budva, Montenegro, has agreed on the implementation of a key EU Directive on the promotion of renewable energy (RES Directive) by the Energy Community…

EU Energy Commissioner praises Montenegro's reforms – (Balkans) Montenegro has made an impressive progress in the energy sector over the past several years; keep up the good work and the adoption of EU standards and energy regulations, EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said in his meeting with Prime Minister Igor Lukšić in Podgorica…

US company Invenergy eyes Montenegro's energy sector – (Power Engineering) US company Invenergy is interested in investing in the Montenegrin energy sector, especially in the field of renewable sources, the government's press office said in a statement…

Energy Community ministers adopt regional energy strategy, appoint new Director of the Energy Community Secretariat – (EU Neighbourhood) The Energy Community, which aims to extend the EU internal energy market to South East Europe and beyond, including into the eastern neighbourhood, yesterday adopted an energy strategy at a meeting in Budva, Montenegro. The strategy is the first step in the process of a streamlined and cost-efficient energy infrastructure planning and development in the region…


Romania

Romania needs fresh electricity generation capacities and smart grids – (Balkans) Players in the energy business are growing concerned as the new energy law contains some controversial provisions that block power trading. The country needs fresh generation capacities and smart grids could make the sector more efficient…

Romania power trade law likely breaches EU laws-trade group – (Reuters) New legislation in Romania that has halted over-the-counter power trade likely breaches European Union laws and is hindering the goal of a liberalized EU energy market, the European Federation of Energy Traders said on Wednesday…

Green energy projects are very topical in Romania: section chief – (Focus) Green energy projects are very topical in Romania in the recent months, Bronislav Denev, chief of the Commercial and Economic Section of the Bulgarian embassy in Bucharest, Romania, said in an interview with FOCUS News Agency…

Romania's OMV Petrom starts operations at 860MW power plant. – (Power Engineering) Romanian firm OMV Petrom started on Tuesday, Oct 16, commercial operations at its newly-built 860MW gas-fired power plant, Ziarul Financiar daily reported…

Germany,Romania : Suzlon Group enters Romanian wind energy market with 25 MW order win, new subsidiary – (Equities) Suzlon Group subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, has concluded a contract with P.E. DEUS EX S.R.L., a project company (SPV) of WSB International GmbH, to deliver eight wind turbines to Romania…

Romania's Romita Green Energy to build one of the largest biomass cogeneration plants in Rascruci – (Balkans) Romanian-owned Romita Green Energy will build what is said to be one of largest cogeneration plants based on biomass both in Romania and southeast Europe. Located in Rascruci, Cluj county, the new plant will see a total investment of 32.5 million Euro…

Investment interest in Romanian PV market increases – (PV Magazine) The maturing photovoltaic markets in Germany, Spain, France and Italy, and recent feed-in tariff cuts in a number of key markets have prompted solar investors to look for new opportunities in South-East European (SEE) nations…

Samsung wants to invest in Romania solar plants – (The Economic Times) South Korean group Samsung wants to invest in solar plants in Romania, a top official from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday in Bucharest…

Suzlon enters Romania’s wind energy market – (EcoSeed) India’s Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems will be supplying turbines for the Romanian wind energy market for the first time, the company said…

Repower enters Romanian wind energy market – (Wind Tech) Repower Syatems SE has conducted a contract with P.E.DEUS EX S.R.L., a project company of WSB International GmbH, to deliver eight wind turbines to Romania…


Serbia

Serbia marks opening of new biogas plant – (Power Engineering) Serbian efforts to produce renewable energy from agricultural waste marked a milestone over the weekend with the opening of a $7.2 million biogas plant…

Serbia opens 10% of the electricity market from 2013 – (Balkans) From January 1, 2013 Serbia will start with the opening of the electricity market starting from customers connected to the transmission system, said Director for management and market in the Electric grid of Serbia, Milos Mladenovic…

Serbia to get new power gen unit in Kostolac TPP from China loan – (Balkans) Construction of new capacity in Kostolac, which would help restore power generating resources in Serbia and increase the capacity of EPS – and which was envisaged by the Energy Development Strategy for the period from 2008 to 2015…

Serbia: Wholesale Electricity Trading In Serbia: A Basic Primer To Electricity And Gas Wholesale Trading – (Mondaq) Serbia is a signatory of the Energy Community Treaty.1 The general objective of the Energy Community Treaty is to create a stable regulatory framework in the EU neighbouring countries aligned with the EU energy policies…

Serbia to adopt the law on rational use of energy in 2013 – (Balkans) Serbia's Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection Zorana Mihajlovic announced that the law on the rational use of energy will most likely enter parliamentary procedure by the year’s end and be adopted by February 2013…

Serbia to liberalise 10% of electricity market as of Jan 2013 – (Penn Energy) Serbia will start liberalising its electricity market as of January 2013 when all consumers connected to the power grid and accounting for 10% of the country's power consumption will have to meet their needs on the open market, news agency Beta reported, quoting an executive of power monopoly EPS as saying…

Serbia: Biogas plant opens in Vrbas – (Balkans) Serbia's Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic and Prime Minister of Vojvodina Bojan Pajtic put into operation a biogas plant on the farm "Sava Kovacevic" in Vrbas…


Armenia

EU and US took constructive approach on prolonging Armenia’s NPP exploitation term – (News.am) The EU and U.S. took quite a constructive approach in regard with the issue of prolonging the exploitation period for the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Armenia, Prosperous Armenia Party group secretary Naira Zohrabyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am…

Armenia, U.S. start cooperation in energy sector – (Armenia Now) Cooperation between Armenia and the United States may reach a whole new level with the signing on October 18 of a memorandum on cooperation in the energy sphere…

US-Armenia Sign MoU on Energy Sector Cooperation – (Asbarez.com)  Armenia and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding on energy sector cooperation following a meeting of the U.S.-Armenia Joint Economic Task Force Thursday…

Armenia Simulates Strike at Azeri Oil, Gas – (Turkish Weekly) Armenia recently held an exercise in which it modeled several strikes on Azerbaijan’s oil and gas facilities, a top Armenian general has told local media…

U.S. raises issue of Metsamor nuclear power plant before Armenia – (ABC.AZ) Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The United States the matter of security of Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant after Azerbaijan…

Armenian govt. to cut Metsamor Energo Atom’s authorized capital – (Pan Armenian) Armenian government adopted a decision October 18 to reduce the authorized capital of Metsamor Energo Atom CJSC…

World Bank/IMF Ranking: “Doing Business” shows Armenia leaping 18 places –(Armenia Now) Armenia advanced from 50th to 32nd position in the latest Doing Business-2013, by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The report assesses conditions in 185 countries. Armenia made its biggest jump – from 25th to 98th – in the category of Protecting Investors…


Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan to launch power exports to Turkey by the end of 2012 – (Balkans) Adding to its growing role as a gas supplier, Azerbaijan is planning to raise its exports to energy hungry Turkey by launching deliveries of electricity by the end of the year, a Azeri power official announced on October 20…

Azerbaijani energy operator to launch new energy facility – (Trend) Azerenergy (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) will start commissioning work on a new 'Cenub' thermal power plant…

Azerbaijan to increase energy system capacity by 2015 – (Trend) The additional power capacities of nearly 2,000 megawatts will be created in Azerbaijan as a result of implementing the projects envisaged for 2012-2015 , head of "Azerenergy" company (production and distribution of electricity in Azerbaijan) Etibar Pirverdiyev's article, published in the newspaper Azerbaijan said on Saturday…

SOCAR applies for sanction to supply electricity from alternative sources for a network of Azerbaijan – (ABC.az) Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) becomes a national provider of electricity from renewable sources…

Azerbaijan to implement long term projects in field of waste management – (Trend) Considering the development of Azerbaijan, a reduction of domestic waste emissions is an important factor.  In this regard, the Temiz Sheher Company is running a long term awareness campaign, the company chairman Zakir Ibrahimov stated on Tuesday at an event dedicated to the Waste Calculator project…


Georgia

Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia improve Doing Business rating – (Vestnik) The WB and IFC have published their annual Doing Business for 2013. Georgia remains 9th in the list, Estonia 21st, Latvia 25th, Lithuania 27th, Armenia 32nd, Kazakhstan 49th, Belarus 58th, Kyrgyzstan 70th, Moldova 83rd, Azerbaijan 67th, Russia 112th, Ukraine 137th, Tajikistan 141st and Uzbekistan 154th.

Georgian candidate for prime minister: Reduction in utility tariffs possible – (Trend) A reduction in utility tariffs will be possible in the near future via negotiations with the companies that are involved in the regulation of prices, the candidate for Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili said on Wednesday at the meeting with the parliamentary minority…

Georgia Lights Up on Energy Map as it finds Role of its Own - (The Financial) Geography makes Georgia vital: with Azerbaijan and Armenia still ... was to improve Georgia's domestic energy supply, ending winter blackouts…

Georgian Energy Minister Nominee Considers Low Tariffs for Gas and Fuel a Possibility – (Turkish Weekly) Georgian nominee for energy minister Kakha Kaladze considers it possible to reduce tariffs for gas and fuel…

Georgian president says new government’s decision to stop construction of major HPPs is wrong – (Trend) President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili negatively assessed the new government's intention to stop construction of major hydropower plants in Georgia…

President of Georgia : Georgia has moved into 9th place in terms of simplicity of doing business (4 Trader) The President of Georgia, who is currently attending the World Energy Forum in Dubai, spoke about the new ratings of the World Bank according to which Georgia has moved into 9th place in terms of simplicity of doing business…


Moldova

Third energy package-the new Gordian knot – (Bsanna news) Moldova will request a postponement of the implementation deadline for the EU's Third Energy Package from 2016 until 2020 at the annual meeting of the European ministers for energy on 18 October…

MEPs question EU's energy strategy in the Balkans – (Eurative) MEPs and local NGOs worry that that the European Commission is bypassing civil society and environmental rules as it devises an energy strategy for the Western Balkan region.  Energy ministers from the Western Balkans, Moldova and Ukraine are meeting tomorrow (18 October) to draw up a strategy for the region…

Energy Community meets on security of supply as winter nears – (EU Neighbourhood) The newly formed Security of Supply Coordination Group (SSCG) of the Energy Community held its first meetingin Budva, Montenegro, yesterday…

 


Russia

Energy monopolies dig a grave for metallurgy – (Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production) Sverdlovsk manufacturers demanded transparency of natural monopolies from the Russian government. Metallurgical producers argue that they have to relocate their ferroalloys operations to the USA due to the uncontrolled rise in energy prices…

Russia's energy giant Gazprom launches production at world's largest natural gas fields in Arctic – (The Economic Times) Russia's energy giant Gazprom launched production on Tuesday at one of the world's largest natural gas fields originally discovered some 40 years ago in the frozen and hitherto inaccessible Arctic…

Russia’s energy landscape shaken up after mega deal – (Kuwait Times) Rosneft gobbled up BP’s highly-profitable Russian joint venture, transforming itself into a top player in the global oil sector in a $61 billion (47 billion euro) deal yesterday that gives the BP nearly a fifth of the Russian energy giant and ensures access to key Arctic resources…

Worried by shale gas, Putin calls for new energy strategy – (New Europe) Overseeing the official launch of the Bovanenkovo natural-gas field in the Arctic by video link from his residence outside Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, which supplies about a quarter of Europe's gas demand through a pipeline network, to reconfigure its strategy to adapt to the growing threat from shale gas…

BP, Rosneft agree mega shake-up of Russia energy landscape – (Google) Rosneft gobbled up BP's highly-profitable Russian joint venture, transforming itself into a top player in the global oil sector in a $61 billion (47 billion euro) deal on Monday that gives the BP nearly a fifth of the Russian energy giant and ensures access to key Arctic resources…

Russia taps mega Arctic gas field  (Google) MOSCOW — Russia's energy giant Gazprom launched production on Tuesday at one of the world's largest natural gas fields originally discovered some 40 years ago in the frozen and hitherto inaccessible Arctic…

BP and Rosneft reveal details of £17bn Russian oil deal – (The Independent) BP is to take a near-20% stake in what will become the world's largest publicly listed oil producer as part of a £16.7 billion deal…

Russian president wins energy premium – (Vestnikkavkaza) Russian President Vladimir Putin has won an energy award at the World Economic Forum 2012…

Rosneft Deal Shows Ex-KGB Spy’s Influence Under Putin: Energy – (Bloomber Business Week) As a small army of advisers from eight investment banks huddled in London last weekend to negotiate Russian state oil company OAO Rosneft (ROSN)’s agreement to acquire BP Plc (BP/)’s Russian venture, the deal’s most important player had already left the country…

Gazprom set to bid for Greek energy firm – (Euractiv) Gazprom has expressed the strongest interest of all prospective bidders eyeing the privatisation of Greek gas firm Depa, two Greek energy sources said yesterday (23 October). The deal could undermine EU efforts to reduce Russian involvement in Europe's energy markets…

Gazprom and Ukraine in Lucrative and Difficult Tango (Kiev) – (North Jersey) Gazprom's foreign customers are asserting themselves more boldly in their dealings with the giant Russian energy company. French, German, Slovakian and Turkish companies have renegotiated their contracts for natural gas; the European Union has launched an antitrust investigation; Lithuania recently filed a $1.9 billion legal claim against Gazprom over alleged price gouging…

BP deal sees Rosneft dominate Russian energy – (Aljazeera) Rosneft, the Russian state-owned oil giant, has completed a $61bn deal to purchase TNK-BP, a joint venture the AAR consortium of Russian billionaires and the British oil company BP…


Turkey

Turkish Energy Minister: Gas Imports from Iran to Resume Soon – (FARS News Agency) TEHRAN (FNA)- Gas imports from Iran would soon be resumed, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz after a blast in a gas pipeline in Eastern Turkey halted Turkish imports of Iranian gas supplies on Friday…

Turkey in 3rd Nuke Plant Bid – (Turkish Weekly) France and the United States could bid to construct energy-hungry Turkey’s third nuclear power plant, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has said, according to daily Milliyet…

Cyprus Extends East Med Gas Role with Egyptian Deal – (Forbes) Building on its new role as the Eastern Mediterranean’s natural gas anchor, Cyprus announced a new working partnership with Egypt meant to promote the sharing of expertise and experience between the two countries…

Expert: Turkey may cut oil and gas imports from Iran due to sanctions – (Trend) Turkey may cut imports of Iranian oil and gas due to the sacntions that the EU has tightening against Iran, Energy Security Analysis (ESAI)…

Zorlu plans $1 bln energy investment in Turkey over 2 years – (Reuters) Turkish energy company Zorlu Enerji is planning investments of some $1 billion in Turkey's energy sector in the next two years and could issue stock or make a disposal to finance the plan, its general manager said…

Reviewing Turkish Privatization of Seyitömer Thermal Power Plant – (Turkish Weekly) Turkey’s Privatization Administration (OIB) Chairman announced on their web site that the 1120 MWe Hamitabad CCPP, 4x150 MWe Seyitömer TPP, 1034 MWe Soma TPP, and Kangal 3x150 MWe will be privatized shortly…

Turkey Places 27MW Wind Order from Vestas –(Clean Technica) The new endeavour between Tefirom and the Zaf Group with Vestas will include 9 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Senuk wind power plant in Hatay, Turkey…

 


Ukraine

Yanukovych: Expects 'fair' gas price – (UPI) Ukraine expects to eventually negotiate a "fair" price for its imports of Russian natural gas, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said this week…

Lawyer: Lazarenko gave no state guarantees on UESU – (Interfax) Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko gave no state guarantees on the obligations of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) Corporation, his lawyer, Maryna Dovhopola, has said…

IEA Speaks of Ukraine's Potential for Energy Revolution – (Herald Online) The International Energy Agency presented an in-depth review of Ukrainian energy policies Ukraine 2012 Energy Policy Review. IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven emphasized that the IEA experts considered Ukraine a huge energy market as well as a large producer of coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power. Moreover, the experts reckoned the geographical position of Ukraine to be strategic for gas transit, reports BBC Ukraine…

Foreign investors in wind power express concern – (KyivPost) Some foreign investors in wind energy in Ukraine are apprehensive as the Oct. 28 parliamentary vote is approaching, fearing the parliament may rubber-stamp legislation that they say will make it nearly impossible for them to pursue their projects further…

Ukraine PM hopes for IMF deal without energy price hikes – (Reuters) Ukraine hopes to secure an International Monetary Fund loan without raising household gas and heating prices, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Tuesday…

Ukraine to be leader in offshore hydrocarbon production by 2015 – (Bsanna News) KYIV, October 24. /UKRINFORM/. Ukraine will be a leader in the production of hydrocarbons on the Black Sea shelf by 2015…

Ukraine’s vast unconventional potential – (PE Unconventional) Ukraine has a huge potential for production of unconventional energy sources but it must develop its regulatory framework to attract investors, a new report by the international Energy Agency (IES) says…

Ukraine intends to cancel export duty on supply of gas to Energy Community countries – (Interfax) The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has proposed that the export duty on supplies of Ukrainian-extracted gas to countries that are members of the Energy Community be canceled…

Ukraine Must Improve Energy Infrastructure And Pricing Systems, Says IEA – (Eurasia Review) By tapping its own natural gas deposits and improving energy efficiency, Ukraine could end its import dependency. But to truly revolutionise its energy sector, the country also must improve its infrastructure and pricing systems, the International Energy Agency (IEA)  says in its in-depth review of Ukraine’s energy policies, released today in Kiev…

Ukrainian lawmaker defends his law on 'local content' for renewable energy plants – (KyivPost) Pro-presidential Party of Regions lawmaker Mykola Romaniuk says his amendments to the law on electricity, specifically the so-called “local content” requirement, should stimulate the development of the renewable energy sector in Ukraine…

Ukraine inches forward on cleaner, affordable energy – (Kyiv Post) A handful of alternative energy investment projects unveiled in recent weeks are providing a glimmer of hope that Ukraine’s fragile economy may someday run on cleaner, more efficient power…

 

 

 

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