Saturday, September 26, 2020

PGNiG Upstream Norway acquires two new fields in the North Sea

PGNiG Upstream Norway signed an agreement with Norske Shell to acquire interests in Kvitebjørn and Valemon, two producing fields in the North Sea. The gas produced will be sent to Poland after the Baltic Pipe link is launched.

Poland’s District Court judge demands to accelerate the Bełchatów power plant’s closure

A District Court judge in Poland demanded that the operators of the Bełchatów power plant start negotiating with environmental law charity Client Earth to accelerate the plant’s closure and find a solution within three months.

Kosovo to expand its wind capacity with 57.5 mln euros EBRD loan

Kosovo, a country heavily reliant on coal, took a major step towards the decarbonisation of its electricity sector with the help of a 57.5 mln euros loan from the EBRD to finance the construction of a 105 MW wind farm.

Antje Kanngiesser appointed new CEO of the Alpiq Group

Antje Kanngiesser has been appointed as the new CEO of the Alpiq Group, the leading Swiss electricity producer.

Christopher Veit appointed new Executive Board Member of OMV...

Christopher Veit has been appointed as the new Executive Board Member of OMV Petrom responsible for Upstream, as of 1 October 1.

The importance to have cleaner energy in the retail business – interview with Shell Retail’s Executive VP István Kapitány

István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President for Shell's Retail business, speaks about the company’s journey through the energy transition and how, especially in the retail area, it is important to have cleaner energy.

We must prepare for the new world – interview with MET Group CEO Benjamin Lakatos

Benjamin Lakatos, CEO of MET Group, speaks about the importance of energy diversification and the role that both natural gas and renewables will play in the company’s future.

Turkey and Greece: overlapping claims and growing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean

Tamás Kozma, head of the Asian and African Relations Department of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, writes about the recent tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Although the pursuit of natural gas wealth can be identified as a central motif, the present situation has exceeded the framework of an energy resource conflict.

Giving enough recognition to energy poverty in the Western Balkans

Slavica Robic, Executive Director at DOOR, writes about energy poverty in the Western Balkans which face specific hardships due to historical and cultural determinants.

Taking account of social and environmental impacts ahead of...

Tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19. On this World Tourism Day, the pandemic represents an opportunity to rethink the future of the tourism sector, including how it contributes to the sustainable development goals.

Smartphones and computers could pollute almost like the whole...

GHG emissions from computers and phones could account for more than half of the current relative contribution of the whole transportation sector.

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