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Top 5 stories of the week: 7 – 13 July

1. How can we spread the word about geothermal energy?

During this year’s Budapest Geothermal Energy Summit, we sat down with Miklos Antics, President of the European Geothermal Energy Council, who shared his extensive experience and reflections from the industry, the potential of Central and Eastern Europe and prospects for European geothermal going forward.

As part of our discussions, we also heard about the limited awareness of the benefits of the Earth’s energy among policymakers and other key stakeholders. Read the full story here.

2. Ukraine continues to strengthen its energy security

Whilst we enjoy the summer sun, Europe is not wasting with preparations for the upcoming heating season. At the recent Ukraine Recovery Conference, the Ukrainian government, with the aid of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) agreed to jointly mobilise a new financing package for the country’s biggest energy companies. Read the full story here.

3. Hydrogen back on the map

With energy security in mind, the European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) initiative continues to evolve. The group’s updated interactive maps show accelerated changes in the pipeline infrastructure of various countries, including Central and Eastern Europe. Read the full story here.

4. Another step towards European electromobility

Moving to clean mobility, on Tuesday, the European Parliament approved a new legislative proposal on additional alternative charging stations for cars and trucks. The new rules are part of the bloc’s flagship “Fit for 55 in 2030 package,” aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Read the full story here.

5. Klaipėdos nafta (KN) kicks off operations in Germany

Ending this week’s ranking with news from the liquified natural gas (LNG) world, Lithuanian KN announced that it has begun its commercial operation at the Elbehafen LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel, Germany. Read the full story here.

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