Belgian firm granted €425m EU bank loan for smart meters rollout

Fluvius, a co-operative company owned by 11 inter-municipal companies, has set a target to install smart meters at 80% of its clients’ sites by the end of 2024

Welsh Government appoints new environmental protection assessor

The temporary position was created following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

EU approves €254m Romanian aid to upgrade district heating system

The district heating system in Bucharest is the largest of its kind in the EU and the second largest in the world, serving 1.2m people

Slovenia referred to EU Court over wastewater treatment failures

According to the Commission, certain areas do not comply with the requirements because urban wastewater entering collecting systems is not subject to the appropriate level of treatment before being discharged

France’s Valeo lent €600m for research into reducing vehicle emissions

The funds will be allocated to the company’s Europe-based research projects, primarily in France but also in Germany, the Czech Republic and Ireland

MEPs call for suspension of commercial launch of nuclear plant in Belarus

They have voiced ‘serious concerns’ over the safety of the Ostrovets nuclear plant, with Parliament criticising the ‘hasty commissioning’ of the facility

Polish tech start-up lent €7.5m for sustainable packaging

Packhelp allows customers to design and order their own custom-branded packaging made from certified materials that don’t harm the environment, encouraging businesses to boost their own green credentials

New partnership to help boost energy efficiency in Ukraine’s housing sector

Loans will be provided to homeowners’ associations that are participating in the Energy Efficiency Fund programme

EU allocates €35m for sustainable energy and transport projects

The funding will continue the work of the European Local Energy Assistance facility, which provides grants that cover up to 90% of eligible project development costs

COVID-19, Brexit, LNG supply – EDF’s James Chaplin explains what’s affecting the UK Power Market this winter

As we entered this winter there were many uncertainties ahead, even more so than normal with weather, LNG supply, Brexit and COVID-19 at the forefront of the market. These uncertainties have certainly not disappointed with high volatility seen over the past few months.