Monday, October 26, 2020

Claudia Patricolo

Claudia Patricolo
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Claudia Patricolo is the editor-in-chief of CEENERGYNEWS.

Gas flows to Europe between new pipelines and a green future

With domestic production falling, Europe is increasingly more dependent on natural gas imports. Norway is the Northern source, Russia still detains a big piece of the East and new routes from the South represent the highest hope of diversification.

The US leading role at the Three Seas Initiative Summit

The US agreed to pledge up to 1 billion euros to the Three Seas Initiative for investments in the transport sector, energy and digital infrastructures. The US is committed to helping the region divest itself of its energy dependence.

Poland’s anti-monopoly authority fines Gazprom and its business partners engaged in Nord Stream 2

The President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection imposes a fine on Gazprom and its partners engaged in the Nord Stream 2 project because they circumvented the competition laws concerning mergers.

Rystad Energy: fighting in Nagorno-Karabak could jeopardise key export pipelines

Rystad Energy analysed how the proximity of the Nagorno-Karabakh to key Azeri oil and gas infrastructure could jeopardise key export pipelines. Countries may have to look to Russian gas threatening Europe's diversification of supply.

Europe leads green hydrogen developments but more support is needed

Proposed green hydrogen projects are surging across the globe with Europe and Australia dominating the global pipeline. However, government support will be required to advance projects more quickly.

Hungary sets a good example for the energy transition

Hungary's commitments to the Paris Agreement’s goals set a good example for the CEE region. This is what emerged during the Budapest Climate Summit which gathered together experts and stakeholders to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition.

MEPs and stakeholders call to raise climate ambitions even further

The European Parliament adopted its negotiating mandate on the EU climate law with 392 votes in favour. MEPs are raising the bar, calling for a reduction of 60% in 2030, adding that national targets shall be increased in a cost-efficient and fairway.

European Commission launches new platform to protect and restore world’s forests

Forests cover 30% of the Earth's land area and host 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. The European Commission launched a new multi-stakeholder platform to help protect and restore world’s forests.

Lithuania’s LNG terminal welcomes the new gas year after reaching high operating results

The new gas year just started and Lithuania’s LNG terminal is welcoming it with extremely high operating results. During the last year, 23.9 TWh of natural gas was regasified, the largest amount to date.

Phasing out coal in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic: coordinated energy policies are needed

Phasing out coal from the electricity sector is crucial for Europe’s coal triangle: Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. The move away from coal in one country will not count if neighbouring countries continue to produce energy from coal.

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Poland’s biggest power company goes for 100% green energy by 2050

Poland’s largest power producing company PGE pledged to transition into a low-carbon-intensive utility by 2030 and to become climate-neutral for its customers by 2050.

ČEZ sells its Romanian assets to world’s largest infrastructure manager

ČEZ Group has sold its Romanian assets to funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. The divestment is part of ČEZ Group's new strategy which is focused on decarbonising the production portfolio.

Gas flows to Europe between new pipelines and a green future

With domestic production falling, Europe is increasingly more dependent on natural gas imports. Norway is the Northern source, Russia still detains a big piece of the East and new routes from the South represent the highest hope of diversification.

PGNiG further extends cooperation with Aker BP building a substantial portfolio in the region

PGNiG Supply & Trading signed a contract with Aker BP for the sales and purchase of natural gas produced on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, another cornerstone in successfully building a substantial portfolio in the region.