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Top 5 stories of the week: 24 February – 2 March

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our top five stories from this week!

Who is leading in the region’s nuclear landscape?

With many key nuclear investments taking place in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) in the past few months, we took a look at the prospects for small nuclear reactor (SMR) technology in the region. Speaking to industry experts, our Editor-in-Chief, Claudia Patricolo, assesses the benefits of SMR technologies and the countries from CEE currently in a race for leadership in this emerging energy sector. Read the full story here.

Russia cuts off oil supplies to Poland – what’s next?

Following the visit of President Biden to the Polish capital and the latest delivery of battle tanks to Ukraine, Poland’s multi-energy company PKN Orlen announced that Russia has halted the supply of crude oil to the country. Read the full story here.

Latvia sets energy independence vision with a new energy ministry

Following the official launch of Latvia’s Climate and Energy Ministry on the first day of 2023, we interviewed the Climate and Energy Minister, Raimonds Cudars, to discuss his country’s energy short- and long-term priorities. Our discussions included Latvia’s approach to renewables, plans for developing infrastructure for liquified natural gas (LNG) supplies and energy storage facilities. Read the full story here.

Hungary continues its energy diversification efforts

Amid continued energy warfare as seen by Russia’s oil cut to Poland, a strategic partnership agreement has been established between Hungary and Egypt, setting out plans for cooperation on the nuclear industry and energy supply. Hungary hopes to see LNG supplies from Egypt before the end of the decade. Read the full story here.

German Richter Group signs a deal for the supply of hydrogen trucks

The Germany-based logistics company Richter Group signed a deal with Nikola Corporation and E.ON for an order of heavy-duty hydrogen electric vehicles and the hydrogen needed to supply them. The deal is part of the efforts to decarbonise Richter Group’s vehicle fleet by providing hydrogen electric trucks, the required green hydrogen and the refuelling infrastructure through a joint venture that is expected to be established soon. Read the full story here.

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