Deployment of renewable energy sources is among the long-term investments proposed by Lithuania’s Ministry of Finance to help the national economy recover after the pandemic.
In addition to reviewing 2019 energy and CO2 emissions data by fuel and country, for this section of the Global Energy Review, the IEA has tracked energy use by country and fuel over the past three months and in some cases, such as electricity, in real-time.
With domestic production falling, Europe is increasingly more dependent on natural gas imports. Norway is the Northern source, Russia still detains a big piece of the East and new routes from the South represent the highest hope of diversification.
PGNiG Supply & Trading signed a contract with Aker BP for the sales and purchase of natural gas produced on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, another cornerstone in successfully building a substantial portfolio in the region.
Spolana Neratovice, a member of Unipetrol Group, has commissioned a new heating plant to generate the steam needed for its operations, significantly decreasing the volume of substances emitted into the atmosphere.
A trans-boundary project involving partners in Romania, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine is among the winners of the Natura 2000 Awards for 2020. In addition, the special European Citizens’ Award went to a project from Bulgaria.