Coal

Plan to turn lignite plants into energy storage units

The European Commission is examining the possibility of turning Western Macedonia in northern Greece into an electrical energy storage center for the Balkans, in cooperation with the World Bank and companies that are seeking opportunities for the commercial development of unfledged or pilot technologies for energy storage.

The EC Will Sue Bulgaria for the Dirty Air around Galabovo

Today, the European Commission (EC) has decided to file a lawsuit against Bulgaria for exceeding the sulfur dioxide standards in the Galabovo region. The problem with high levels of sulfur dioxide in Bulgaria has existed for a long time, mainly in connection with the use of coal with high sulfur content from some thermal power plants.

Catastrophic Policies Have Made Romania Energy Dependent

This amalgamation of factors has put great pressure on the 35 per cent of the electricity mix of Romania that relies on hydrocarbons - coal plus gas.

Against the backdrop of the cost problems facing Romanian coal production, the risk of a tumultuous and disordered energy transition is increasing.

PPC receives six expressions of interest in coal-fired power plants

Greece's Public Power Corp (PPC) on Friday received six expressions of interest in three coal-fired power plants it is selling under a post-bailout agreement with its international lenders.
PPC, which is 51 percent state owned, relaunched the sale last week after a previous tender failed to attract satisfactory bids last month.

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