Focus on Liability on the Environmental Matter in Albania by Dr Lorenc Gordani, 02 December 2015

According to the last investment guide published recently by AIDA on the matter of Environmental law, Albania applies the Law on the Protection of Environment in line with Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004. This law sets out the principles, requirements, responsibilities, duties and general procedures for ensuring a high-level protection of […]

Moldova once again violates the independence of energy regulator, 04 Dec 2015

Yesterday, the entire Board of Directors of Energy Regulator of Moldova (ANRE) was dismissed by the Parliament. The Parliament’s decision came after the Regulator adopted distribution tariffs and increased supply prices for end-customers. The latter measures were needed to close an open infringement action initiated by the Secretariat and to ensure cost-reflectivity of the services provided by the energy companies. […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina signals readiness to adopt Third Energy Package, 30 Nov 2015

A meeting hosted by the Energy Community Secretariat today brought together the state and entity level ministers responsible for energy issues in an effort to gather political support to overcome obstacles to adopting the Third Energy Package for electricity and gas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In a session chaired by Director Kopač, State Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, […]

Press Statement of the Minister of Environment, Mr. Lefter KOKA, Tirana on, November 25, 2015

The Council of Ministers approved today the draft law “On the management of the national forestry and pasture fund in the Republic of Albania” By this historic decision, a truly momentous legislative enterprise is initiated, and one of the most essential reforms in the forestry and pasture sector for our country. This draft law, prepared by the Ministry of Environment, […]

ACERC Summary Report on Albanian Res by Dr Lorenc Gordani, November 30th, 2015

In a brief summary about development of Albanian Res it seen useful the remind that the prediction to the energy sector are determined by many objective factors, i.e. the prices of import or the volatility of the atmospheric condition. An “uncertainly” reversed with domino effect beyond national boundary of interests. An affect that hast to be “accelerate” by the today […]

Albania: Forecast on Each Sector of Renewable Energy Resource by Dr Lorenc Gordani, November 29th, 2015

As reported in the previous presentation, until now Albania has applies support schemes only to electricity from hydropower. Energy from renewable sources other than hydropower are currently not supported. Then adequate support mechanisms for energy from renewable sources like wind, biomass, solar PV as well as for energy from renewable sources used for heating and cooling and transport are foreseen […]

ECS confirms applicability of EU State aid guidelines for environmental protection and energy in the Energy Community, 26 Nov 2015

The Secretariat’s policy guidelines published today confirm the applicability of the “Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy 2014-2020”, published in June 2014 by the European Commission, to the Energy Community Contracting Parties. The Energy and Environmental Guidelines are to be followed by national enforcement authorities in order to ensure their uniform and homogeneous application in the Energy […]