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Top 5 stories of the week: 20 – 26 October

1. Winds of change in Poland’s Climate and Environment Ministry?

Following last Sunday’s elections, Poland’s three biggest opposition formations have now confirmed their interest in forming the country’s new government. We have taken a closer look into what this might mean for the Climate and Environment Ministry’s policy agenda going forward, speaking to the potential coalition partner that may take over the ministry’s leadership and senior officials from the outgoing administration. Read the full story here. 

2. US Westinghouse inks Bulgaria deals

Looking at the world of nuclear, Westinghouse Electric Company signed memorandums of understanding with key Bulgarian suppliers last Thursday (19 October) to support the upcoming AP1000 nuclear projects at the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant site. Read the full story here.

3. Naftogaz’s Ukrgasvydobuvannya sets another record

Ukrainian state-owned energy company Naftogaz announced on Monday (23 October) that it has conducting the highest number of well exploration visits via its subsidiary Ukrgasvydobuvannya, exploring 266 areas to collect samples from promising fields. In August of this year, Ukrgasvydobuvannya reached its highest average daily production rate since June 2020. Read the full story here.

4. Romanian wind sector with another boost

Moving to the topic of renewables, Independent consultancy and software service company 3E has reached an agreement with Romanian company Renovatio Asset Management to support the development of wind power in the country. Read the full story here.

5. EBRD makes its first 3SIIF co-investment

Staying on the topic of renewables, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced on Monday (23 October) that it is planning to invest in R.Power, a Poland-based vertically integrated renewables developer. Subject to regulatory approvals, this is set to be EBRD’s first co-investment alongside the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund (3SIIF). Read the full story here. 

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