Friday, September 21, 2012

Bratislava has the first fast-charging station for electric cars

Week in Slovakia (September 17 - September 23, 2012)

Monday - 17th September 2012

The Slovak company Eustream informed about acquisition of a 15 % stake in the Central European Gas Hub AG (CEGH). CEGH provides trading platform at the physical gas hub in Austrian Baumgarten an der March, wholly owned by OMV and close to Slovak and Hungarian borders. It is one of the leading international gas hubs in Continental Europe.  (more information)

Tuesday - 18th September 2012

Greenpeace Slovakia and 25 other non-governmental organizations have asked Slovak government to abolish its resolution of September 5, 2012. According to the resolution future state aid for coal mining and processing for electricity and heat production would stem from auctioning of emission allowances. (more information)

Wednesday - 19th September 2012

On Tuesday (September 18) Bratislava hosted a ceremonial conference „Central European Gas – Oil Transmission Corridor“. Discussions among leaders of Slovak gas and oil industry and business partners particularly from Russia focused on long-term experiences and further perspectives of cooperation. The Minister of Economy Tomas Malatinsky emphasized the position of Slovakia as a transit country for oil and natural gas from Russia to Europe. The present pipelines proved their high reliability and security. (more information)

The Members od Parliament approved on Tuesday theamendment act on the Energy performance of buildings, which governs the law on territorial planning and building regulations (Building Act) and takes over the relevant European Directive of May 2010. The methods and measures in the area of energy performance of buildings will take into consideration the outdoor climatic and local conditions, as well as indoor climate requirements and cost-efficiency of buildings. (more information)

Thursday - 20th September 2012

Prime Minister Robert Fico still thinks about purchase of shareholding of the comapny Slovenský plynárenský priemysel. (more information - automatic translatiov via Google Translate)

The Slovak Ministry of the Slovak Republic acquires the equity participation of the National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic in the business of Slovak Electricity Transmission System 100% of entry on behalf of the Slovak Ministry of Finance SR. (more information - automatic transaltion via Google Translate)

Friday - 21st September 2012

In Bratislava electric cars may be charged in 20 minutes. Available infrastructure as an essential part and condition for development of e-mobility is slowly gaining ground in Slovakia. On Wednesday the first fast-charging station for electric cars was launched. Since yesterday there are four public charging places in Slovakia. The new one, located at Slovnaft petrol station in Petržalka, is able to fully charge the eco-friendly vehicle in 20 minutes. Charging is free of charge until the end of 2012. (more information)

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