EU approves €64m Polish support for waste-to-energy plant

The facility is expected to help divert around 160,000 tons of waste from landfill

EU investigates €108m Hungarian state aid for Samsung battery plant

Samsung SDI is investing €1.2bn to expand the production capacity of lithium-ion cells and battery packs for electric vehicles in its existing plant located in Göd

EU lends €21m for energy efficiency in Bucharest

The financing will support upgrades to thermal insulation of 400 residential buildings

EU adopts new rules to make household products more sustainable

Under the new rules, manufacturers must ensure their products are repairable and recyclable, in addition to improving their energy efficiency

Carbon pricing after Brexit – what might it mean for UK energy users?

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is planning for the future of carbon pricing in a no-deal Brexit.

Two utility-scale solar plants to be built in Kenya in $253m deal

The Radiant and Eldosol solar farms will have a total capacity of 80MW and reduce carbon emissions by 106,000 tonnes annually

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EU grants €40m for Moldova-Romania power link

The interconnector, scheduled to be completed by 2024, is expected to considerably enhance the stability and reliability of Moldova’s electricity supply

Macquarie cleared by EU to buy German offshore wind developer

Ocean Breeze Energy owns and operates the BARD Offshore 1 wind farm, believed to be Germany’s ‘most productive’ project of its kind

EU Council agrees position on ‘green finance taxonomy’

The proposal would create an EU-wide classification system to help investors identify which economic activities can be considered environmentally sustainable

EU approves support scheme for energy intensive firms in Slovakia

Support for renewables is currently financed through contributions based on electricity consumption through a levy on energy bills