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.
While the most used words in 2020 were pandemic and coronavirus, the main driver of 2021 will be recovery. After summarising the most important events of last year in CEE, let's have a look at what to expect from the year that has just started.
Ákos Kriston, CEO of Hungary’s Gas Storage (MFGT) speaks about the company’s decarbonisation’s efforts, including the deployment of hydrogen technologies and the important role of gas storage in the future energy industry.
From the US, to Qatar, passing through Russia, the third Budapest Energy Summit gathered the leaders of the energy industry to review how the sector has coped so far with the challenges of the fast-moving coronavirus situation and adjusted to the new normal.
On the road to making Europe climate neutral – interview with European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson
European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson speaks about the strategies adopted by the EU and the role played by alternative fuels and renewables to increase countries’ energy diversification while decreasing their energy dependence.
European gas puzzle: the TurkStream project – interview with Deputy CEO of construction, Erich Jurdik
Dr Erich Jurdik, Deputy CEO of construction of TurkStream speaks about the state of the TurkStream project and its impact on the region’s energy security as well as the future role of gas in Europe’s ongoing energy transition.
Veronika Czakó, Socio-Economic Analyst, Energy Technology Innovation at the European Commission writes about the importance of a twin transition: one to a clean energy system and the digital transformation of the economy and society.
The IEA recently released its ‘how-to’ guide for policymakers to tackle the issue of methane emissions, as in 2020 the drop originated mainly from lower production rather than prevention of leaks.
According to PwC’s recently published Net Zero Economy Index, at the current rate of energy consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions, the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement is out of reach.
A near power grid outbreak cut Europe’s power grid into a South-Eastern and a North-Western part for about an hour. It was described as one of the most critical near-blackout situations since the region’s last major blackout in 2006.