EU policy & regulation editor
Andreas Walstad has a wide knowledge of the European energy industry. As the London Bureau Chief at Montel he wrote and edited market commentaries and analytical features across the commodity sector, including gas, oil, coal, power and the carbon markets. This added to the experience he gained covering the European energy markets as an Associate Editor at Platts. Andreas specialises in the UK and northwest European gas markets.
The European Investment Bank approved €4.3 billion of loans for energy-related projects this week, with the majority going to the electricity sector.
20 July 2017
Germany and Poland account for a combined 51% of the EU’s installed coal capacity and 54% of emissions from coal.
19 July 2017
The recent increase in gas demand for power generation will not last for long, according to the International Energy Agency.
17 July 2017
Japan’s latest efforts to make its LNG contracts more flexible could have mixed results.
13 July 2017
Only around one-third of projects earmarked by the EU as Projects of Common Interest have managed to stick to their original time schedules over the last couple of years.
12 July 2017
Plans for Germany’s first LNG terminal are advancing, but the focus has shifted from a conventional facility to one supplying fuel for shipping and road transport.
11 July 2017
The European Commission sees growth potential for natural gas and advanced biofuels in road transport and will release proposals to encourage their use.
6 July 2017
Europe’s dependence on imported coal and gas is increasing relative to consumption because of declining domestic production.
5 July 2017
Brussels is likely to accept Gazprom’s commitments to resolve the antitrust case against the company despite some opposition, says the OIES.
4 July 2017
The proposed Celtic Interconnector could see Ireland import electricity from France, potentially reducing its reliance on gas.
3 July 2017
It will be harder for gas and other fossil fuel projects to obtain cash from the European Investment Bank in the future.
29 June 2017
Poland is the only country covered by the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan where gas demand is expected to grow over the coming years.
28 June 2017
EU energy ministers have agreed a more ambitious energy efficiency target in the hope of reducing Europe’s dependence on imported gas.
27 June 2017
LNG import prices in Europe have dropped sharply but will still rely on a boost in carbon prices to compete with coal in power generation.
22 June 2017
A court ruling voiding a nuclear fuel tax imposed on German utilities will strengthen the balance sheets of companies that have been hit by lower power prices.
21 June 2017
A draft bill passed by the US Senate potentially giving the green light for tighter sanctions on Russia has angered some EU member states.
19 June 2017
Article 50 discussions on the UK's exit from the EU will start on Monday, the European Commission has said.
16 June 2017
There is a risk European gas grids will become obsolete in the switch from fossil fuels to renewables, Moody’s warns.
15 June 2017
Volumes of Russian gas destined for European customers transiting Ukraine increased over the first five months of 2017 compared with the same period last year.
14 June 2017
The European Commission is pushing ahead with its attempts to bring Nord Stream 2 under a separate legal framework despite opposition.
12 June 2017