Saturday, July 20, 2024
HomeWeekly Top 5Top 5 stories of the week: 23 - 29 June

Top 5 stories of the week: 23 – 29 June

1. Europe updates its energy and climate plans – what can we expect from CEE?

Today (30 June) is the deadline for EU member states to submit their drafts of an updated National Energy and Climate Policy (NECP). As we await further updates from the European Commission, we continue to look at the region’s most recent NECPs from 2020, progress in meeting the set targets and speculate on the shape of the revised documents.

This week, we paid closer attention to Hungary – looking into its deployment of solar energy, security of supply and the role of fossil fuels in its energy mix. In addition, we focused on the country’s available financing tools as it continues its green transition. Read the full story here.

2. Can Poland lead the region?

Poland is the biggest economy in Central and Easter Europe (CEE) and is home to the largest energy company in the region (ie. ORLEN Group). We continued our coverage of the NECP revisions by looking into Poland’s most recent targets and prospects for leading the region in the green transition. Read the full story here.

3. EU set for another joint purchase of gas

Staying on EU affairs, this week, the European Commission launched another round of gas demand pooling for European companies via the AggregateEU mechanism, following the inaugural tender announced last month. Eligible companies now have until 3 July to respond to the call for gas demand aggregation. Read the full story here.

4. Women in energy – are we doing enough?

Indeed, all the key developments above would not be possible without its crucial component – the people working in the energy sector. Our founder and co-founder of the Women in Energy Association (WONY), Andrea Pánczél shared the main findings of a fresh report examining the representation of women in the energy sector of CEE, published together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Read the full story here.

5. The role of young people in the green transition

Looking further into the energy workforce, we also looked into its future generation. This year’s Young Energy Ambassador, Zsófia Biró, shared her views on the role of young professionals in powering the green transition, following a recent European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) event in Brussels. Read the full story here.

Sign up for our newsletters

    Monthly newsletter – Delivering the most important energy stories of the month selected by our Editor-in-chief
    Weekly Oil&Gas roundup - All major news about the oil and gas industry, LNG developments, the upscaling of new gases and related EU regulations arriving in your mailbox every Monday.
    Weekly Renewables&Climate roundup - All major news about investments in renewable energy sources, environment protection, green hydrogen and new innovative ways to tackle the climate crisis arriving in your mailbox every Tuesday.

    Most Popular