Sunday, September 25, 2022


Ignitis Renewables and Södra sign agreement for the development of a wind farm in Latvia

Ignitis Renewables and Södra signed their first construction right agreement for the development of a wind farm in Latvia.

Czechia begins negotiations for global agreement against plastic pollution

A new international agreement on plastic pollution is due to be adopted in 2024. Experts discussed it in Prague at an informal meeting of the EU Council's Working Party on Global Issues.

Hungary tabled a 16 bln euros plan to ensure secure and sustainable energy supply

Hungary's State Secretary for Energy and Climate Policy, Attila Steiner said that although recent infrastructure developments granted access to alternative gas supplies, Hungary is still largely dependent on Russian gas. However, the government is tabling a "masterplan" that aims to provide secure, sustainable and affordable energy to Hungary, a project list worth 16 billion euros is already on the table.

5.2 bln euros of public support for the hydrogen value chain

The European Commission has approved a second Important Project of Common European Interest to support research and innovation, the first industrial deployment and construction of relevant infrastructure in the hydrogen value chain.

Important update on joint Elwind offshore wind farm in Baltic Sea

The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia will take over the next stage of the development of the Elwind off shore wind farm, jointly developed by Latvia and Estonia.

OMV signs sustainable aviation fuel MoUs with Ryanair, Lufthansa Group

OMV signed two MoUs with two aviation giants, Ryanair and Lufthansa Group which secured supplies of sustainable aviation fuel from the energy company.

DESFA signs agreement for the development of a biomethane pilot project

A tripartite cooperation agreement for the development of a biomethane pilot project with injection into the national natural gas transmission system was signed by DESFA and the companies Polyeco and Ergoplanning.

Industry leaders to discuss the future of the battery sector at the II. Hungarian Battery Day

The II. Hungarian Battery Day will be organised on 20 October 2022 in Hotel Marriott Budapest, by the Hungarian Battery Alliance in cooperation with White Paper Consulting to review the opportunities and challenges of the fast-developing Hungarian battery industry. The conference will be organised under the honorary patronage of H.E. Mr Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, who will open the event.

Poland: Volvo Trucks, IKEA, Raben Group join forces to accelerate zero-emission transport

Volvo Trucks, IKEA Industry and the Raben Group signed a collaboration agreement on zero-emission heavy transport.

Commission approves 1.5 bln euros scheme to support Romanian energy-intensive companies

The European Commission has approved a Romanian scheme to partially compensate energy-intensive companies for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emission costs under the EU Emission Trading System.

The US strengthens clean energy cooperation with Lithuania

Lithuania's Minister of Energy, Dainius Kreivys and US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm signed a historic MoU on enhanced cooperation to help achieve Lithuania’s goals of energy security and the transition to a climate-neutral energy sector.

Climate business platform launched for Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia

'Chapter Zero Ukraine and Caucasus' has been launched under the umbrella of the Climate Governance Initiative. Board members and executives of financial and non-financial corporations from Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia will now be able to join a global network promoting the adoption of effective climate governance.

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