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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.

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.

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.

Latvia and Estonia sign MoU for joint offshore wind farm

Latvia and Estonia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the joint project of the offshore wind farm. It is a good opportunity for knowledge transfer from North-Sea Energy Cooperation.

Christopher Veit appointed new Executive Board Member of OMV Petrom responsible for Upstream

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

Amber Grid launches preparatory work for connecting GIPL to the transmission system

After completing the directional drilling and laying the gas pipes for the GIPL under the country’s widest rivers on schedule, Amber Grid has begun preparations for connecting the pipeline to the gas transmission system.

Ukraine’s energy efficiency hindered by a state budget which contradicts the Green Deal

Ukraine is very gradually but surely becoming energy efficient and independent of external energy supplies. However, the draft state budget for 2021 supports the coal industry contradicting the statements of the Green Deal.

Lithuania to strengthen its energy innovation ecosystem

Lithuania approved an action plan for strengthening the Lithuanian energy innovation ecosystem. This kind of programme will help to effectively implement individual sectoral initiatives, such as the development of hydrogen technologies.

DESFA’s investments to reinforce Greece as an international energy hub

DESFA is funding projects worth 500 million euros, in order to reinforce Greece as an international energy hub, as well as to upgrade the energy security of the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Russia’s TVEL provides nuclear fuel to Budapest research reactor

Russian nuclear fuel cycle company TVEL has supplied nuclear fuel for the Budapest research reactor in compliance with the contract signed last year with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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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.

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.

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.

Taking account of social and environmental impacts ahead of the World Tourism Day

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.