Friday, December 1, 2023


Is there a chance for a green transformation of Polish agriculture?

Paulina Sobiesiak-Penszko, from the
Institute of Public Affairs writes about the link between food, agriculture and climate and what is needed to improve farmers' access to knowledge on environmental and climate protection methods.

A shift in mindset and approach to how and why the economy works – a necessary present in the Balkans

Milan Veselinov, founder and director of CirEkon, shares with us his views on the two roads ahead regarding circularity in the Balkans, analysing the policies adopted so far and suggesting areas for improvement.

Software solution helps improve energy efficiency in buildings

A significant number of buildings are considered energy wasteful resulting in environmental and economic problems for residents. Outdated buildings require much more electricity and heating fuel, which increases the use of fossil fuels, carbon emissions and energy use by residents. A Hungarian software development company’s solution set to utilise energy more efficiently.

Leveraging the benefits and understanding the limitations of using AI resources in oil & gas fleet operations, including ChatGPT

Hadley Benton, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Fleet Advantage, shares his views on the opportunities and challenges presented by Artificial intelligence tools, such as ChatGPT, for oil and gas organisations with transportation fleets.

New industrial policies and the CEE automotive industry: the “lesser of two evils” vote ahead?

Michal Hrubý, ReThink.CEE Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US and Scientific Assistant at the Research Centre of Škoda Auto University writes about how policies, including the IRA, have been a wake-up call. How hard should CEE stakeholders fight to keep the automotive industry at the manufacturing forefront?

Spain assumes EU Presidency – green priorities in the upcoming 18-month program

Tibor Schaffhauser, Co-founder of the Green Policy Center writes about the upcoming 18-month presidency trio involving Spain, Belgium and Hungary. What can we expect in terms of green policies in the program that culminates in Hungary's presidency in 2024?

SMRs will help in Poland’s transition, but it may take a while

Adam Juszczak, Advisor in the climate and energy team of the Polish Economic Institute shares with us his views on the development of Small Modular Reactors in Poland, from the most promising applications to the main barriers.

Offshore wind in CEE: stakes too high not to learn from past experiences

Michał Smoleń, Head of the Energy and Climate Program at the Instrat Foundation writes about a new initiative called "The Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition." And stakes could hardly be higher.

How Ukraine is going to reshape its energy system?

Andrii Zhupanyn, MP of Ukraine and Member of the Energy Committee, shares with us the main takeaways of the Ukrainian Recovery Conference, held recently in London, focusing on what Ukraine needs to do to attract investors in the energy industry.

Methane emissions are severely underregulated – can COP28 change it?

Maria Olczak, Queen Mary University of London, shares the main findings of a new research which shows that only around 13% of man-made methane emissions from the biggest sources worldwide are currently regulated.

We need a change of attitude to unleash the potential of women in the energy sector

Andrea Pánczél, Chair and co-founder of the Women in Energy Association (WONY) shares with us the main findings of a brand new report examining the representation of women in the energy sector of CEE, published together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Geothermal: a key component for sustainable development and climate action

Jack Kiruja, Associate Programme Officer, Geothermal Energy at IRENA writes about the advantages of geothermal energy, positive examples from CEE and barriers to still overcome.

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