It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our top five stories from the past seven days!
Is Turkey shaping itself as a regional gas hub?
In the past few months, Turkey has certainly sent strong signs of its ambitions in becoming a leader in the regional gas supplies in southeastern Europe. Our Editor-in-Chief, Claudia Patricolo investigates Ankara’s energy ambitions, looking into Turkey’s bilateral agreements with countries in the region and obstacles in shaping a “Turkish gas hub”. Read the full article here.
Can Slovenia become a model for the global geothermal sector?
Slovenia may soon become another regional leader in geothermal energy as the underground construction at an abandoned Pg-8 well as part of the Čentiba pilot geothermal power plant has now officially started. Should the pilot project provide “favourable results”, the designed concept will be available to be used on other abandoned wells in Slovenia and globally. Read the full article here.
Poland secures a 20-year LNG supply from the US
Whilst Turkey makes its regional gas ambitions clear, Poland continues to strengthen its LNG imports with PKN Orlen’s signing of a 20-year agreement for the supply of one million metric tonnes of LNG with the US Sempra Infrastructure. Read the full article here.
A Green Deal Industrial Plan? Ursula von der Leyen speaks at the World Economic Forum
Speaking at one of the biggest conferences this year, the President of the European Commission set out the EU’s strategy for taking leadership in the clean tech revolution – presenting details of a “Green Deal Industrial Plan”. Ursula von der Leyen’s “Industrial Plan” was set out amid the EU’s calls for closer cooperation with partners and unity against a particular “competitor” in East Asia. Read the full article here.
A for effort? EEB assesses Czechia’s EU Presidency
The last day of 2022 noted the final day of the Czech Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) recently published an assessment of Czechia’s policy leadership in the EU’s Green Deal, biodiversity, air pollution, agriculture, water, chemicals and environmental rule of law. Read the full article here.