Despite the tremendous interest in hydrogen technology, the development of the European hydrogen market still has to overcome many regulatory and legislative challenges.
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.
The European Commission has set forward a new financing mechanism for Member States to reach their clean energy targets by enabling them to finance RES projects in different EU countries or hosting RES projects funded by others.
The European gas industry is calling for a binding 20% GHG intensity reduction target and an 11% EU-wide binding target on renewable gas by 2030, in order to to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Clean nuclear energy is to play a major role in Poland to reduce GHG emissions and to open up new opportunities for the Polish labour market.
Given the success of the subsidy scheme that incentivises the uptake of electric vehicles, Hungary decided to expand the programme, with an additional 2.5 million euro.
Lithuania's Ministry of Energy is submitting to the Government a package of draft laws aimed at creating a clear and transparent regulatory environment for the development of wind energy in the Baltic Sea.
Bulgaria’s competition regulator has re-opened the inquiry into Czech utility's planned 335 million euro deal to sell its local assets to financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria, after the Commission for Protection of Competition cited major procedural breaches.
The EBRD and Ukraine’s food retailer Novus Group are promoting modern retail and logistics standards, with the construction of the country’s first green distribution centre in Kyiv.
Lithuania’s Government approved a draft law on alternative fuels that will help the country increase to 15% the share of RES in the transport sector. it promotes the use of clean vehicles and the local production of biomethane or other advanced biofuels.
Back in July, the Hungarian government took decisive action to eliminate illegal waste disposal sites. A new legislation would introduce stricter sanctions and penalise harshly those who are leaving their waste where they shouldn’t.
E-Distributie will invest approximately 100 million euros to modernise the electricity network in Bucharest and across Romania, in line with its digitalisation's strategy to pave the way for the energy transition.
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 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 has been appointed as the new CEO of the Alpiq Group, the leading Swiss electricity producer.
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.