British Embassy Bratislava seeks projects for climate awareness

Funding worth up to €5,000 will be provided for topics that include youth engagement with climate change in relation to COP26

British Embassy seeks partner to deliver climate change event in Slovakia

It is inviting bids for the event and follow up activity to encourage towns, cities and regions in Slovakia to commit to carbon neutrality, with a minimum goal to secure 15 commitments

EU approves Slovakia’s €1bn support for combined heat and power projects

The EU Commission said the CHP installations, which will be connected to district heating networks in the country, will not distort competition

Slovakia referred to EU Court over poor air quality

According to the Commission, the air quality measures presented by Slovakia have not proven to be timely and effective to reduce pollution within the agreed limits

Slovakia backs EV battery gigafactory with finance injection

The InoBat Auto Gigafactory ‘to produce enough batteries to power 240,000 electric vehicles annually by 2024’

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

EU approves reduced nuclear levy for energy intensive users in Slovakia

The National Nuclear Fund finances the costs related to the decommissioning and treatment of nuclear waste and spent fuel

EU proposes fine over Slovakia’s landfill failures

The European Commission is taking Slovakia back to the Court of Justice for violating landfill rules. It is also proposing a minimum lump sum fine of €939,000 (£745k) and a daily fine of more than €6,700 (£5,316) which would be paid from the date of the ruling until Slovak authorities fully comply with EU law. […]

€15m fund for sustainable projects in Slovak Republic

A bank in the Slovak Republic is receiving funding worth €15 million (£10.95m) to support sustainable projects in the country. It will use the loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to help private companies develop renewable and energy efficient projects. The EBRD states despite “significant” improvements in energy and greenhouse gas emissions […]

Slovakia lent €100m to upgrade gas networks

Slovakia has been granted a loan worth €100 million (£79.3m) to upgrade the nation’s gas distribution infrastructure. The Slovak Gas Distribution Company will use the cash to replace old pipelines, reconstruct stations and update key information technology systems and metering equipment. The upgrades will help the company meet the current “strict environmental and safety requirements”, […]