Energy, Features, Sustainability, Technology

Zagorka’s sustainability strategy covers whole value chain “from barley to bar”

Zagorka, a leading Bulgarian brewer and part of the Heineken group, is implementing a long-term sustainability platform “Brewing a better world” which aims to focus on six key areas – protection of water resources, reducing carbon emissions, growing with communities, … Read more

Analysis, Energy, Features, Sustainability

Born smart in SEE, growing up rich globally

By Mariyana Yaneva, Managing Editor, Renewables Now When you think of business innovations for a low-carbon economy, Southeast Europe (SEE) may not be the first thing that comes to mind but the region sure has some jewels to show to … Read more

Analysis, Energy, Features

Electricity market liberalisation – slow and costly, but beneficial for SEE

By Tsvetan Ivanov, Business Analyst, SeeNews The European Union defines the ultimate goal of electricity market liberalisation as achieving a secure, competitive and sustainable energy supply to all EU citizens and the economy. The measures for reaching this goal are simultaneously … Read more

Business, Energy, Interviews

Same rules on cross-border electricity trade should apply in EU and other countries within wider European market

  As countries in Southeast Europe (SEE) make steps towards the liberalisation of their power markets, SeeNews talks to Janez Kopac, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat and former general director for energy at the Slovenian economy ministry. Kopac acted as … Read more

Energy, Features

Greece, Bulgaria, Romania make cautious steps towards renewable energy goals

Under the European Union’s (EU) 20/20/20 climate and energy targets Romania, Bulgaria and Greece have to boost the share of renewables in their energy mixes to 24%, 16% and 18%, respectively. The countries have chosen different mechanisms to achieve these goals and each one is struggling with its own challenges. Read more