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President challenges the new energy regulation law

He criticises the extension of more powers to the ruling government. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Oct 2017, at 23:13

President Andrej Kiska

Extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo dispute reduced

In the much disputed case concerning the reward to be paid by the state to the law firm for its services in the dispute over the Gabčíkovo Hydro-power Plant, the final sum will be reduced to only 2.5 percent. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Oct 2017, at 23:22

Water dam in Gabčíkovo.

Slovakia to boost the utilisation of renewables

Wind remains almost unharnessed in Slovakia Jana Liptáková ,13. Sep 2017, at 17:23

The wind park at Cerová

Power from brown coal in question

New emission limits question the future of brown coal fired at theNováky power plant Jana Liptáková ,11. Sep 2017, at 7:49

Power plant Elektárne Nováky (ENO)

Vodohospodárska výstavba announces tender for Gabčíkovo overhaul

The state-owned company opens an international tender for the general overhaul of eight turbo-generators and the reconstruction of the Gabčíkovo hydro-power plant.5. Sep 2017, at 23:59

The Gabčíkovo hydro-power plant

President appoints Naništa as new ÚRSO Regulatory Council chairman

The council had previously elected its new head without revealing the person's name. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Aug 2017, at 5:17

Andrej Kiska

Inflation accelerated to four-year high in July

Inflation should remain around 1.5 percent for rest of year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Aug 2017, at 4:36

One of factors behind higher inflation is growing food prices.

Bills for utilities have a new boss

As the new head of the regulatory authority Ľubomír Jahnátek is already facing criticism for increased water bills in central and eastern Slovakia Jana Liptáková ,3. Aug 2017, at 14:44

Ľubomír Jahnátek

Police rejected criminal complaints against Holjenčík

Two criminal complaints against the former head of the energy regulatory office have been turned down after a pre-preparatory procedure. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Jul 2017, at 13:48

Jozef Holjenčík, chair of the Regulatory Office for Network Industries

Slovaks contributed €465 million to green electricity producers in 2016

This year the support from consumers will be even higher. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jul 2017, at 20:51

Those harnessing the sun for generation of electricity received the most.

Slovenské Elektrárne continues the operation of Vojany power plant

Neither the Finance Ministry nor the Economy Ministry have information about the plans of US company Theta Energy Group which wanted to invest in the plant. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jul 2017, at 6:25

The power plant in Vojany.

Mochovce power plant will be more eco-friendly

The plan is to reduce the volume of existing liquid radioactive waste and costs linked to its storage. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 22:16

Brussels scrutinises the subsidy for Nováky power plant

It disapproves of the scheme subsiding power generation from brown coal. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Jun 2017, at 23:17

Hornonitrianske Bane mines

Slovakia is heading to EXPO 2017

The main topic of the Slovak pavilion is the energy of the future. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 23:00

Eastring gas pipeline is a bit closer to reality

Eustream to draw EU funds for the Eastring feasibility study. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 22:21

Possible routing of Eastring.

Veľký Meder heated by geothermal energy

In Slovakia four towns harness geothermal energy to heat flats, schools and other facilities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 22:50

Several Slovak towns already use thermal springs for heating.

Government will definitely have bigger impact on energy regulator

The government will appoint the ÚRSO head, while ministries will be able to comment on the proposal of regulation policy. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. May 2017, at 14:03

Energy security is a hot V4 topic.

U.S. Steel may not lose its premises

Lawyers say the US shell company may not easily become owner of the plots under the steelworks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2017, at 23:22

US Steel Košice

New law would reform utility regulator

But critics fear it’s cover for political interference, and EC hints law may break European rules. Jana Liptáková ,13. Apr 2017, at 13:59

PM Robert Fico recommended people to tear up invoices for electricity after the price increase.

Gazprom and Eustream sign deal on gas transports

Gas transits are now secured until 2050. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Apr 2017, at 12:55

SPP and Eustream have not registered any changes in supplies of Russian gas via Ukraine to Slovakia.

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