As we come to the end of another busy week in the energy world, we have this week’s top five stories ready for your weekend!
Transatlantic energy relations: what’s next?
2022 was a paradigm shift for the way Europe supplies gas 0 with the United States right at the centre of this new reality. After almost 18 months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, the Secretary General of Eurogas, James Watson writes about the new role of the US in Europe’s current and future energy landscape – including the supply and production of biomethane and hydrogen. Read the full story here.
Hungary marks a historic day for its hydrogen production
Staying on the topic of hydrogen, Hungary opened its first hydrogen production plant in Kardoskút on Tuesday. According to the country’s Minister of Energy, Csaba Lantos, the opening marked the beginning of a “new era” in the history of the Hungarian hydrogen economy. Read the full story here.
Can Romania be ahead of the curve in the green transition?
In 2022, the European Investment Bank (EIB) invested almost 70 million euros in sustainable energy projects in Romania. As the country continues to attract public and private capital, we spoke with Lara Tassan Zanin, Head of the EIB Group office in Romania about the most attractive sectors, challenges of bringing more private investments and the role of the Romanian state in changing people’s mindset regarding the green energy transition. Read the full story here.
Croatia with major offshore wind potential
Croatia looks to be another hot spot for green energy, as a study released on Wednesday identified more than 29,000 square kilometres of offshore area available for renewables, including offshore wind (both bottom-fixed and floating) and floating photovoltaic power plants. The report, entitled Action Plan for the Uptake of Offshore Renewable Energy Sources in Croatia, was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Read the full story here.
Zaporizhzhia NPP evacuation – what we know thus far
Several reports emerged over the past weekend regarding an evacuation of residents from the town of Enerhodar, home to staff from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (NPP). According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), operating staff remain at the facility, however, the general situation in the site’s area is becoming “increasingly unpredictable and potentially dangerous.” Read the full story here.