Sunday, January 17, 2021



Plinacro and HEP to cooperate for hydrogen production and transportation projects

Plinacro and HEP signed an agreement on developing projects for hydrogen production and transportation. They will also focus on removing legislative and regulatory barriers to create harmonised standards for the hydrogen market in Croatia.

Belarus and Russia sign agreements for oil and gas supplies

Belarus has signed oil contracts for 2021 with a number of major suppliers from Russia, announced Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko. The country has also signed a protocol on prices for natural gas for the year 2021.

Rosneft presents its environmental agenda until 2035

Rosneft has reviewed its environmental agenda in the context of low-carbon economy, including climate risks management and defining opportunities related to the future energy demand.

Petrol’s new wind park to provide green sustainable energy in Croatia

Slovenia’s energy company Petrol's new wind park will provide green sustainable energy for 20,000 average households in Croatia.

New Estonia-Latvia interconnection starts operations

All construction works of the Estonia-Latvia third 330 kV interconnection has been completed and the newly built 330 kV electricity transmission line from Estonia to Riga CHP-2 in Latvia has been put into operation.

IEA: COAL 2020

The Internation Energy Agency (IEA) report Coal 2020 highlights recent global and regional trends in coal demand, supply and trade and an outlook to 2025.

Despite COVID-19 it was the second-best year ever for solar

SolarPower Europe reports that despite the setbacks of COVID-19, the European solar market grew by 11%, adding 18.7 GW of installations. 2020 was the second-best year ever for solar in the EU, the strongest growth since 2011.

Europe’s truck manufacturers conclude that by 2040 all new trucks need to be fossil free

In an unprecedented science-backed statement, Europe’s truck manufacturers have concluded that by 2040 all new trucks sold need to be fossil free in order to reach carbon-neutrality by 2050.

Baltics’ and Poland’s TSOs sign grant agreement for the Synchronisation Project

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency has signed a 720 million grant euros agreement with the electricity transmission system operators of the Baltics and Poland for the Synchronisation Project.

Rosneft discovers unique gas field in Kara Sea

Rosneft has discovered an Arctic gas field in the Kara Sea which could surpass such oil and gas-bearing provinces as the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazilian shelf and the Arctic shelf of Alaska and Canada.

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Innogy signs an agreement with Czech Ministry of Industry to introduce new energy-saving measures

Innogy has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to improve the country’s energy efficiency and introduce energy-saving measures. Thus, the country is aligning with the EU Directive that obliges countries to save 0.8% of their yearly energy consumption by 2030.

A hundred efficient solutions to reverse global warming

Not only one book, but a hundred efficient solutions to stop the climate catastrophe. The New York Times bestseller edited by Paul Hawken, Drawdown, offers many ways to save our planet. And avoiding food waste is only one of them.

Flexibility will be a key word for gas markets in 2021

In spite of an expected gradual recovery in 2021, the COVID-19 crisis will have long-lasting impacts on natural gas markets. Market players have to adjust their strategies to a highly volatile environment and the repercussions of the pandemic could trigger fundamental changes.

Poland’s chance to become the leading regional player on offshore wind

Poland has adopted the Offshore Wind Act. A historic day for a country that as of today has no offshore wind capacity installed. The first wind farms will appear in 2024 and in 20 years from 8 to 11 GW of offshore wind power capacity will be installed.