About: CEZ

Elections 28-02-2018

Power grid sale upsets Bulgarian, Czech governments

Bulgarian Prime Mininster Boyko Borissov said yesterday (27 February) he would not resign over an unfolding scandal involving the sale of CEZ Bulgaria to an obscure company, saying the sale was a plot to topple him while he was in Brussels for an EU summit last week.
Energy 02-02-2017

Czechs against capacity mechanisms, regional centres in Winter Package

Electricity market design should provide equal conditions for all energy sources, avoid capacity mechanisms and build on bottom-up regional cooperation, according to the Czech Republic. EURACTIV.cz reports.
Energy 03-11-2014

Bulgarian coal plant faces closure over failure to operate according to EU standards

Czech power utility ?EZ said it would temporarily halt operations of its coal-burning plant in Bulgaria as of next year, after it failed to agree on a plan to bring it up to EU environmental rules.
Štefan Füle. [The Council of the European Union]
Enlargement 26-06-2014

Füle: Bulgaria and Romania’s accession questioned the credibility of EU enlargement

Member states and candidate countries have grown tired of the pace of the enlargement process, above all, the accession of Romania and Bulgaria, which raised a lot of questions about the credibility of the process, Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an exclusive interview.
Enlargement 13-06-2014

Albania to lift obstacle to EU candidate status

Albania expects to soon settle a dispute with Czech utility ?EZ over its loss-making power distributor, so that it can go ahead with a $200 million investment in its electricity sector, Energy Minister Damian Gjiknuri said yesterday (12 June).
Enlargement 11-06-2014

Prague to block Albania’s candidate status over utility dispute

The Czech Republic is prepared to block the granting of EU candidate status to Albania over a dispute between the ?EZ Czech state-controlled power utility and the Albanian state, the Czech press writes, quoting high-ranking EU sources.
Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in Romania [Sandri Alexandra. 2011]
Trade & Society 18-04-2014

Romania to exempt heavy industry from green energy costs

Romania plans to exempt large industrial energy users from paying up to 85% of their renewable energy costs for 10 years, the economy ministry said on Thursday (17 April), hoping to avoid the threat of job cuts in an election year.
Energy 06-01-2014

Energy utilities call for more flexible ETS

As the European Commission is working to revive the EU's ailing Emissions Trading System (ETS), big energy companies say that making the system more flexible should be the first priority. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Energy 19-12-2013

?EZ official: Energy corporations ask for clean-up of EU regulation

To make the energy market regulation work, major corporations want a single binding and ambitious goal set to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030, to save the system of trading in emission allowances, and a more reasonable policy and support for renewables, says Ivo Hlavá? of ?EZ.
Central Europe 22-08-2013

Czech utility decries Romanian rough play on green energy subsidies

The Czech power utility ?EZ has complained to the European Commission about delays by Romania in paying green energy subsidies, saying they may cost it up to €66 million a year.
Elections 20-02-2013

Bulgarian prime minister quits following mass protests over electricity bills

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov resigned today (20 February) following boisterous public protests in the capital and several other cities over the price of electricity.
Elections 18-02-2013

Electricity bills set Bulgaria on fire

Tens of thousands of Bulgarians protested in more than 20 cities on Sunday (17 February) against high electricity bills and called for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and his centre-right government to resign. [Watch photo gallery by Dnevnik, the EURACTIV partner in Bulgaria.]
Central Europe 04-07-2012

France, US and Russia bid for Czech nuclear plant

  Czech energy company ?EZ announced it has received bids from French, American and Russian companies to build two new reactors at the Temelín nuclear power plant.

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