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Top 5 stories of the week: 26 May – 1 June

1. Could Poland and Ukraine lead Europe in the green transition?

Last week, in a Linkedin poll, we asked you – our readers – which country in Central and Eastern Europe, in your opinion, will become a regional leader in the development of green hydrogen on the continent – with Poland and Ukraine taking the first and second place, respectively. This week, we took a deeper look into both countries’ potential, infrastructure and competitiveness in this emerging field, speaking to industry leaders from the Orlen group and Hydrogen Europe. Read the full story here.

2. Operator confirms a final step for the construction of the Greece-Bulgaria interconnector

Building on the region’s continued energy infrastructure expansion, independent transmission operator, ICGB announced approval for the final payment from the grant funding for the implementation of the Greece-Bulgaria interconnector, under the Operational Programme “Innovation and Competitiveness”. Read the full story here.

3. Is geothermal drilling worth the risk?

Most definitely – says Gábor Molnár, Managing Director of Mannvit Hungary during this week’s interview with us. Just days before the first Budapest Geothermal Summit, We spoke with Mr Molnár about his company’s operations in Hungary, how to best utilise geothermal energy and the main challenges hindering the growth of this renewable energy source. Read the full story here.

4. Lithuania takes a big step in developing hydrogen mobility

For the first time, Lithuania’s Ministry of Energy gave the green light for a support scheme aimed at developing green hydrogen in the transport sector in the country’s biggest cities: Klaipėda, Taurage and Vilnius. Read the full story here.

5. Hungary gets EU green light for its Paks expansion project

This week, Hungary also received approval from the European Commission for its revised contract with Russian Rosatom for the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant (ie. PAKS II), according to the Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister, Péter Szijjártó. Read the full story here.

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