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Top 5 stories of the week: 21 – 27 July

1. How does CEE fit into the global rush for LNG?

Following last year’s geopolitical turmoils, global liquified natural gas (LNG) imports increased by 16.9 million tonnes (MT) in 2022, reaching a total of 389.2 MT, according to a new report from the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers. In our coverage of the report, we looked into how countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) fit into this global picture and prospects going forward. Read the full story here.

2. What can we expect from the Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition?

Following the recent launch of a new regional cooperation platform – the Black Sea Renewable Energy Coalition, Instrat Foundation’s Head of Climate and Energy Policy Michał Smoleń gave his insights into the new platform and its role in driving the growth of the offshore wind industry in the region. Read the full story here.

3. EU adopts new directive to cut energy consumption

Following last year’s energy crisis, it seems that Europe continues its drive for long-term policies aiming to strengthen energy security. On Tuesday, the EU Council adopted a new Energy Efficiency Directive to reduce final energy consumption in the bloc by 11.7 per cent in 2030. Read the full story here.

4. Romania enters a new energy partnership with Moldova

Moldova was among the countries most impacted by the recent energy crisis. Keeping this in mind, Romanian and Moldovan companies Nuclearelectrica and Energocom recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop long-term cooperation in the nuclear energy sector. Read the full story here.

5. Czech CEZ leads global rankings

The Czech energy group CEZ is rapidly emerging as a major leader in climate policies as it recently joined the top 25 per cent of companies with the highest Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) score in the world. Read the full story here.

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