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The new US approach to CEE

Energy- and climate change-related topics are the first items on Joe Biden’s agenda: the Paris Agreement, the Keystone XL pipeline, methane emissions. How will the US reengage with Central and Eastern Europe?

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.

5 energy issues to watch in CEE in 2021

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.

First LNG carrier arrives at Krk

This morning, the LNG carrier Tristar Ruby has arrived at the Krk terminal in Croatia, the first LNG carrier to arrive at the terminal, in accordance with the planned deadlines.

2020: an eventful year

The coronavirus pandemic made the headlines of this past year. As many experts compared it to the SARS experience of 2003 and the financial crisis of 2008, the current pandemic hit very hard the energy industry.

How to evaluate pipeline gas versus LNG

Dr Erich Jurdik, Deputy CEO of construction of TurkStream writes about the importance of GHG emissions reduction targets when evaluating a natural gas supplier and the difference with LNG supply is striking.

Gas storage to play a key role in the future energy industry – interview with MFGT CEO Ákos Kriston

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.

Hungary’s big green public transport overhaul

Veronika Erős, head of the Green Bus Project Office in Hungary writes about how to make public transport more climate-friendly, making our citizens and the environment the ultimate winner.

The future of the energy industry: optimism runs in the Budapest Energy Summit

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.

Skills key in the EU’s digital-green transition: implications for the CEE region

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.

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IEA: cut methane emissions from oil and gas is a must

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.

PwC: net-zero hopes rest on fivefold global decarbonisation ramp up

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.

One of the most critical near-blackout since 2006: system separation in Continental Europe

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.

The new US approach to CEE

Energy- and climate change-related topics are the first items on Joe Biden’s agenda: the Paris Agreement, the Keystone XL pipeline, methane emissions. How will the US reengage with Central and Eastern Europe?