Friday, November 16, 2012

The future of biofuels is allegedly endangered

Week in Slovakia (November 12 - November 18, 2012)


Tuesday - 13th November 2012


Slovak Association for the production and use of biofuels do not like the proposal of the European Commission, according to the half production will be from waste materials since 2020. (more information - automatic translation via Google Translate)

The biofuel production is not for Slovakia and eventually even Europe threat to food security, said the spokeman Stanislav Nemec from Slovak Agricultural and Food Chamber. (more information - automatic translation via Google Translate)

National Nuclear Fund will have 49 mil. euro for disposal of nuclear core. (more information - automatic translation via Google Translate)

Wednesday - 14th November 2012


Slovnaft makes a profit 50 mil. euro the end of September. Net receipts of the Slovnaft Group for the first nine months of this year declined to 3,36 bil. euro (- 6%). (more information - automatic translation via Google Translate)

According to CEO of Vemex Energo Štefan Koman, Slovakia is not in danger of lack of gas because of  the construction of new gas pipeline transmission network in the north and south of Europe. (more information - automatic translation via Google Translate)

Thursday - 15th November 2012


The ministry has recommended to Slovak government to use the option offered by new Act on energy (251/2012 Coll.) and decide not to use ownership unbundling (OU) in case of gas market infrastructure. Rather the ITO model – set up of an independent transmission operator – should be preferred. (more information)

Friday - 16th November 2012


Eustream is prepared to implement any model of unbundling. (more information - automatic translation via Google Translate)

Czech newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes informed that energy giant CEZ is considering to sell their shares in Nuclear Energy Company of Slovakia (JESS), a joint venture created together with Slovak company JAVYS with the purpose to construct a new power plant in Jaslovske Bohunice. According to original plans of JESS the construction in Jaslovske Bohunice should start in 2014. (more information)

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