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Top 5 stories of the week: 24 – 30 March

As we head towards the weekend, we have this week’s top five stories from the energy sector in Central and Eastern Europe ready!

When will a concrete hydrogen market be ready in CEE?

As hydrogen continues to pick up pace among European decision-makers, we spoke with Ákos Hegedüs, Managing Director of Linde Gas Hungary about the challenges still present in the country and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) for a full upscale of the hydrogen economy, and how Linde is driving innovation in this area. Read the full story here.

EU takes a big step in developing EV and hydrogen infrastructure

On Tuesday, the EU reached a major political agreement aiming to accelerate the bloc’s clean mobility infrastructure. The deal set out plans to increase the number of publicly accessible electric recharging and hydrogen refuelling stations across the continent. Read the full story here.

UAE makes a further expansion into CEE

Amid the European Commission President’s recent emphasis on the ‘strategic’ importance of wind and solar energy, CEE continues to attract new foreign investors in developing the region’s renewables landscape. Last week, Romania’s Hidroelectrica and UAE’s Masdar signed a joint venture agreement for the development of wind farms offshore and floating solar parks in Romania. Read the full story here.

Poland joins the United States and Canada in developing nuclear technology

Similarly to wind and solar energy, the region is also expanding its role in the area of nuclear energy. A great example of this is Orlen Group’s joint investment agreement on the development of the BWRX-300 technology, co-signed last week by companies from the United States and Canada in Washington, D.C. Read the full story here.

Serbia makes key progress in developing clean energy

With renewables and nuclear dominating this week’s news cycle, Serbia’s Minister of Mining and Energy, Dubravka Djedović provided an update on a major legislative development that is expected to facilitate the country’s renewable energy transformation. Read the full here.

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