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09 Jan 2018  |  Europe
Whether to Pursue a New Nuclear Reactor will be the Defining Decision for Finland’s Energy Future
Finland is a net importer of electricity. Most of its imports originate from Russia, but it plans to build additional nuclear power plants to decrease this dependency. The share of nuclear power in electricity generation will increase when the new Olkiluoto 3 EPR nuclear power plant becomes operational in 2018 (assuming there are no final delays). ...
27 Mar 2018  |  Europe
A Combination of Well-targeted Policies and the Well-planned EU Funds Together with Private Investments will Ensure Energy Security in Slovakia
Slovakia sits at the heart of the European energy network, with connections to Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Slovakia generates 71.4% of its electricity from nuclear and hydropower. With the new nuclear units under construction, export potential is likely to exist, but this is expected in the long-term. Slovakia’s hydropower c...
02 Apr 2018  |  Europe
€6.15 Billion to be Invested in New Power Capacity by 2030 as the Country Gradually Moves Away from Coal
The Czech Republic sits at the heart of the European energy network, with connections to Poland, Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. The country invested heavily in upgrading existing coal plants in the 1990s and this, along with its 6 nuclear reactors, means that it is a significant regional exporter of electricity. Coal will continue to play an impor...
16 May 2018  |  Europe
Understanding Public Financing Options in Cleantech Innovation
This study provides an analytical overview of public financing instruments available for innovative cleantech start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in Europe. Many of these instruments operate under the theme of Horizon 2020, the largest European research and innovation programme with a total funding capacity of €80 Billion...