Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Approach to develop sustainable projects in Albania

Lorenc Gordani, Director of the Master Department at Tirana Business University writes about the renewable potential in Albania with a focus on the regulatory environment from an investor's perspective.

It is high time to talk about the details of creating a climate-neutral Hungary

Hungary was among the first countries in the world to adopt legislation that stipulated at the legal level that the country would reach the state of climate neutrality by 2050.

Fit for 55 – will it be fit for all? Expectations of the CEE region on the new EU climate legislative package

The European Council has reaffirmed its invitation to the Commission to develop a legislative package to reach the new climate ambitions of the Union. Tibor Schaffhauser, Co-founder of the Green Policy Center looked into what the new Fit for 55 package will include and what could it mean for the CEE countries.

Building renovation is a silver bullet and it is time to pull the trigger

Nolan Theisen, Globsec's Climate and Energy Fellow writes about the building renovation wave, wondering if the tremor of recovery will trigger the tidal wave of long overdue and underprioritised renovations in CEE.

How to stop Nord Stream 2?

Maksym Bielawski, leading expert at the Razumkov Centre reflects on the current situation of Nord Stream 2, the recent cooperation between Ukraine and Poland and the most important steps to take to increase the level of energy security on the European continent.

Suez blockage: the story of a single ship blocking a vital trade artery for 6 days

Andrea Pánczél, founder of CEENERGYNEWS shares her perspective on the Suez blockage. What are the lessons learnt from the incident? The consequences are yet to be seen.

Thirsty for justice, the Czech Republic takes Poland to court over Turów coal mine

Zala Primc, an environmental campaigner at Europe Beyond Coal writes about the Turów coal mine and the power plant it feeds which both face controversy and an uncertain future in a Europe making rapid moves towards decarbonisation.

Integration of Ukrainian Power System to ENTSO-E: challenges and opportunities

Andrian Prokip, an energy analyst at the Ukrainian Institute for the Future writes about the key expected benefits and challenges for Ukraine from integration with the ENTSO-E.

What role could (bio)LNG have in decarbonising heavy-duty transport in Hungary?

Lajos Veér, Commercial Director at Shell Fleet Solutions writes about bio LNG, drawing the attention of decision-makers to the urgent need to start decarbonising the heavy-duty transport sector.

Geothermal energy in CEE could make a huge difference in the transition from fossil fuels

Igor Kocis, CEO and co-founder of GA Drilling, writes about the potential of geothermal energy in CEE, which could make a huge difference in the transition from fossil fuels.

Ukraine might not be ready for the energy transition

Danila Bochkarev, Associate researcher at UCLouvain writes about the role played by Ukraine’s GTS capacity in the mid-term future. However, funds are being spent on lobbying, while It would be more efficient for the country to focus on the energy transition.

Turning around Estonia’s oil shale region: first attract business, employment will follow

Anna Ebers Broughel, economist at Tetra Tech writes about Ida-Virumaa, a region in Eastern Estonia whose oil shale industry appears to be on an imminent and unstoppable decline. It is the time to seek realistic solutions and a way forward.

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