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IEA: CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions

The International Energy Agency examines in detail the role for Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies in clean energy transitions.

Lithuania to modernise gas distribution stations for lower environmental pollution

Amber Grid is modernising gas distribution stations near Vilnius and Kėdainiai for 6 million euros. A modern gas transmission system ensures the safety of people, lower environmental pollution and optimal network maintenance costs.

The Baltic Sea region to fully exploit offshore wind energy

In light of the objective of achieving a climate-neutral EU by 2050 increasing offshore wind energy production will be essential. Energy Ministers from the Baltic Sea region have signed a declaration with Commissioner Kadri Simson for closer cooperation on offshore wind.

Balkan Stream means 100% diversification for Bulgaria and the region

The Balkan Stream project is entering its final phase. Bulgaria is working towards a 100% diversification and will play a key role in the distribution and transportation of natural gas in Europe for decades to come.

ORLEN Group begins construction of hydrogen refuelling stations in the Czech Republic

PKN ORLEN is building hydrogen refuelling stations in Prague and Litvínovm, in the Czech Republic, supporting the Group’s commitment to achieve emission neutrality by 2050. The points will be constructed by the end of the year and be available to motorists by 2021.

First supply of natural gas from PGNiG to the Gas TSO of Ukraine

PGNiG will, for the first time, supply natural gas to the Gas TSO of Ukraine, under a contract with Energy Resources of Ukraine (ERU). Another example of the Company’s commitment to building a regional gas market in this part of Europe.

Estonia presents a new plan to make the transport system more sustainable and safer

Estonia’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas signed the draft transport and mobility master plan for the next 15 years, aiming to make the transport system more sustainable and safer.

OMV implements energy-efficiency measures to achieve net-zero operations in refineries

OMV will strive to reduce its carbon intensity in refining by at least 20% by 2025. One factor in achieving net-zero operations is energy-efficiency measures. One such measure is the audit program at the Schwechat Refinery.

FuelsEurope underlines the potential of low-carbon fuels for climate neutrality

FuelsEurope underlined how limiting the role of renewable and low-carbon liquid fuels to aviation and maritime transport overlooks the potential of these fuels.

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.

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Technology to achieve net-zero energy buildings already exists and it is cheap

A new study revealed that the technology and skills already exist to achieve net- or nearly- zero energy building in almost every part of the world at costs in the range of those of traditional projects.

Slovenia and Hungary to connect their electricity grid from next year

Works to build the 80-kilometres-long 400 kV transmission line Cirkovce-Pince connecting the Slovenian and Hungarian transmission networks began putting an end to negotiations that started in the middle of the 90s’.

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.

Lukoil and Rostec sign cooperation agreement

LUKOIL signed a cooperation agreement with Rostec State Corporation that will contribute to the efficiency of production, transportation, processing, refining and sales of hydrocarbons.