Investing in RES in the Black Sea region is gaining momentum. Interconnection is critical for renewables. It is a great way to support cooperation among countries and has an important place to occupy in the future energy transition.
The Georgian government has asked the EBRD to explore the country’s potential for generating green hydrogen which could then be blended and transported to end-users through existing gas pipelines.
Achieving energy security is at the top of the authorities’ agenda for many countries in the region. Indeed, the Black Sea untapped energy potential could actually serve as a bridge between today’s use of resources and a future based on renewables.
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.