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Top 5 stories of the past week: 3-9 February

It’s Friday and we have the top five stories from this week ready for your weekend!

Competition or cooperation? US-EU energy ties at a crossroads

Following the adoption of the US Inflation Reduction Act, our Editor-in-Chief, Claudia Patricolo, investigates what lies ahead for EU-US energy relations and how Brussels can remain competitive, exploit its advantages and present a united front as we head towards the global ‘clean tech industrial revolution’. Read the full story here.

A new chapter in EU-Ukraine relations: Renewable gases

Whilst Brussels’ energy relations with Washington may be headed towards competition, cooperation seems to flourish on the other side of the bloc’s borders as senior government officials from Ukraine and the European Union announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding on a strategic partnership in the field of renewable gases – launching a continent-wide effort which could make Europe a leader in hydrogen and biomethane. Read the full story here.

An emerging role of British firms in Poland’s nuclear energy development?

As Poland is set to develop its nuclear portfolio in the coming decade, the British nuclear company Rolls-Royce SMR and the Polish industrial group Industria announced the signing of a memorandum of intent on the deployment of small modular reactors in Poland. Read the full story here.

Greater flexibility amid the growing need for clean energy, IEA says

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its Electricity Market Report 2023. Among its findings, the report highlighted the need for faster decarbonisation and accelerated deployment of clean energy technologies – accompanied by accelerated investments in grids and flexibility for their successful integration into the power systems. Read the full story here.

Klaipėda LNG terminal set for a strategy shift

The operator of the LNG terminal in Klaipėda, Klaipėdos Nafta, announced the selection of new international consultants for reshaping the company’s long-term operational strategy. The current business strategy – which was drawn up in 2019 until 2030 – no longer “reflects the changed business and geopolitical environment” in which the company operates, the company said. Read the full story here.

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