Siemens produces 3D printed part for nuclear plant

Siemens has produced what is claimed to be first 3D printed part for a nuclear power plant. The “industry breakthrough” follows the integration of 3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, as part of its digital services portfolio. The replacement part, produced fro the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia, is a metallic, 108mm-diameter impeller for […]

EU approves Slovenian support scheme for renewables

The European Commission has approved changes to a Slovenian support scheme for renewables and high efficiency co-generation. The amended scheme will increase renewable energy production “in line with EU energy objectives and without unduly distorting competition”. In May 2015, Slovenia presented plans to amend their existing support scheme to make it more cost-effective and improve the […]

European Green Capital Ljubljana focuses on sustainable tourism

The European Green  Capital of 2016 Ljubljana is focusing on sustainable tourism this month. The capital of Slovenia, has set a programme of different events which aim to raise awareness about the topic. The activities, co-ordinated by Ljubljana Tourism, will have a positive impact on the entire local environment. Some of those activities include tours around parks, […]

Ex-Slovenia PM ousted from EU energy role – before she even gets it

Former Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek was ousted from a top EU energy role – before she even took it on. Ms Bratusek was nominated to be Vice President of the Commission for Energy Union by soon-to-be President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Quizzed at the start of the week by two committees of MEPs in […]

Ljubljana named European Green Capital 2016

The capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. It received recognition for raising environmental awareness among its citizens, for its sustainability strategy ‘Vision 2025’, its implementation of a range of “urban green measures” and its “impressive” transportation network. The award ceremony is an annual event that promotes and […]

South Stream pipeline gets 2012 start date

Gazprom wants to begin building the ‘South Stream’ pipeline in December, a year earlier than planned. The Russian energy firm has announced it is rapidly speeding up the project. Gazprom is touting the pipeline as a way of strengthening Europe’s energy security. It is designed to carry 63 million cubic meters of gas a year […]

Energy firm warns over England match overload

Energy suppliers are bracing themselves for a huge surge in demand at 3pm today as England take on Slovenia in the World Cup. Research from npower shows that 58% of businesses plan to let fans watch the game withover a third (39%) planning to screen the match at their workplaces. In a bid to keep […]