Low-carbon economy

The EU will Recognize Nuclear Energy and Natural Gas as Clean

The European Commission will classify nuclear energy and natural gas as clean fuels, giving them access to green finance. This was announced to the European edition "Politico" by the first vice-chairman of the Commission Frans Timmermans.

In an interview published Thursday, Timmermans said:

Turkey’s Arçelik secures 150 mln euros EBRD loan for green manufacturing

Turkish home appliance manufacturer Arçelik said on Nov. 9 it has secured a €150 million ($173.9 million) loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for green manufacturing.

The loan, which will support a three-year environmentally sustainable investment program, will come in two parts.

Ljubljana airport gets new solar power plant

Brnik – A solar power plant has been installed on the roof of the parking garage at the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport recently. As the airport said on Tuesday at the commissioning ceremony, this is another step towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which has been a strategic goal of the airport since 2013.

EU Council: The European Union Must Use Nuclear Power to Ensure its Energy Independence

The EU must use nuclear energy to ensure its energy independence, only alternative sources will not be enough. This was announced on Tuesday in Luxembourg by the Slovenian Minister of Infrastructure Ernej Vartovec, who is chairing an extraordinary meeting of the EU Council at the level of energy ministers, convened to discuss the energy crisis, TASS reports.

Bill put forward to boost investment in green transition

Ljubljana – The Economy Ministry has put forward a bill amending the investment promotion act to shift emphasis from labour-intensive to capital-intensive investments for green transition. The bill will make it possible to draw EUR 88.5 million in incentives from the European Recovery and Resilience Fund.