Croatia’s government-run utility plans major renewables investments

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Croatia’s state-run power utility HEP aims to boost renewable energy to 50 percent of its total capacity from the current 35 percent, investing 1 billion Croatian kuna ($153.96 million) a year on average until 2030, it said on Thursday.It will upgrade existing hydro power plants, as well as adding new ones, and invest in other renewable sources, HEP said in a statement.The company is currently running an open tender procedure for the construction of a 6.5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant on the island of Cres, which will be the largest in the country to date.Talks are also underway on the acquisition of two solar and two wind farms, it said, adding that a total of 600 million kuna will be allocated for these projects in 2019 alone.Croatia, the European Union’s newest member, imports 40 percent of its electricity, around 40 percent of its gas and up to 80 percent of its oil. It currently has 4,500 MW of installed power generation capacity with HEP controlling 85 percent of the electricity market.More: Croatia’s HEP to invest $1.85 billion in renewable energy by 2030 Croatia’s government-run utility plans major renewables investmentslast_img read more

“Dragons“ in the most Uncertain Group of Qualifications for EURO 2016

first_imgThere are big challenges in front of Dragons in September and October when they will play the remaining matches of qualifications for the European Championship in France 2016.After the last night’s win of Dragons against Israel, but also a win of Wales against Belgium and Cyprus against Andorra, Group B is definitely the most uncertain group of qualifications.Even five teams will equally fight for the placement to EURO 2016, i.e. two positions that ensure the direct placement, and the third position that leads to the play-off.Wales currently leads at the table (14 points), followed by Belgium (11), Cyprus (9), Israel (9) and B&H (8). Andorra is at the last place without points.Until the end of qualifications, B&H will play matches away against Belgium (3rd September), at home against Andorra (6th September) and Wales (10th October), and the last game away in Cyprus (13th October).There is definitely no crowd in other groups such as in the group of Dragons.(Source: Photo: read more