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Decentralisation is coming to energy

The latest trends in the sector include smart systems, local source and renewable energy. Peter Adamovsky ,15. Jan 2018, at 6:30

Trends in energy production are gradually changing.

Efficiency leads to savings and safety

Slovakia is still seventh in the EU’s energy intensity ranking. Peter Adamovsky ,15. Jan 2018, at 6:30

Innovative materials are used to make buildings more energy efficient.

Šefčovič: I have not considered running for president yet

Vice-president of the European Commission discusses presidential run, Brexit, and the new gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.By Marek Poracký8. Jan 2018, at 9:28

Vice-president of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič

Coal, water and nuclear energy

Most electricity generated in Slovakia comes from nuclear energy. Jana Liptáková ,4. Jan 2018, at 6:30

Malženice facility is the most modern power plant in central Europe.

Support of RES will change

Local source may be a cure to connection moratorium. Jana Liptáková ,4. Jan 2018, at 6:30

Changes in RES support should secure cost effectiveness.

Mochovce completion follows schedule

The nuclear regulator has not completely ruled out a further possible delay in the completion. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Dec 2017, at 6:30

Mochovce nuclear power plant

How is the skyline over Jaslovské Bohunice changing?

The four cooling towers are expected to be removed until the end of 2018. Radka Minarechová ,18. Dec 2017, at 6:30

State in mid-December 2017

No new nuclear power plant planned

The state postpones the construction of a new utility in Jaslovské Bohunice, claiming there is no need for it. Radka Minarechová ,18. Dec 2017, at 6:30

Mochovce nuclear power plant

Electricity prices will increase next year

An average household will pay a few cents more. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Nov 2017, at 22:40

Fico: Sino-Slovak relations getting back to normal following a cool off

Prospects for cooperation lie in transport, trade, energy and robotisation Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Nov 2017, at 21:29

First natural gas auction was declared void

Only one supplier showed interest Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Nov 2017, at 22:16

Illustrative stock photo

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

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