Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

Last year, the 14th Regional Summer School on Low Emission Development Planning, held in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, hosted 17 participants of various educational and professional backgrounds from South-East European countries and beyond.

Dutch development bank FMO invests EUR 20 million more in Green for Growth Fund

Dutch development bank FMO invests EUR 20 million more in Green for Growth Fund

This investment will be used to finance energy efficiency, resource efficiency and renewable energy measures via financial institutions, as well as selected direct investments in projects, in South-East Europe, the Caucasus, and the MENA region.

Greece had SEE’s highest Q2 wholesale electricity prices, Bulgaria lowest – EC quarterly report

Greece had SEE’s highest Q2 wholesale electricity prices, Bulgaria lowest – EC quarterly report

In the South-East European (SEE) region, wholesale baseload prices were the highest in Greece in Q2 2018, at EUR 56 per MWh, while the quarterly average price in Bulgaria had a discount of EUR 22 per MWh. Prices in Serbia and Croatia were by EUR 15 per MWh and EUR 13 per MWh, respectively, below the Greek contracts, the European Commission’s latest report on electricity markets shows.

EIB issues first Sustainability Awareness Bond as Bankwatch urges it to shift away from fossil fuels

EIB issues first Sustainability Awareness Bond as Bankwatch urges it to shift away from fossil fuels

Just as the European Investment Bank (EIB), heavily present in South-East Europe (SEE), issued its first, EUR 500 million Sustainability Awareness Bond, CEE Bankwatch Network, one of the largest networks of environmental civil society organizations (CSO) in Central and Eastern Europe, unveiled a report calling on the lender to shift away from financing fossil fuels to sustainable energy projects.