Gas is a modest emitter compared with agriculture. EU Energy Policy

How clean is gas? Time for action on methane

The gas industry is under increasing pressure to reduce methane emissions, and now is the time to take action.

By The Wildcat 8 December 2017
EU Energy Policy

Gas is growing in importance in Greece

Gas increased its share of Greece's electricity mix to 28% in 2016 and produced 15% of the primary energy supply.

3 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU’s gas import dependence up to more than two-thirds

The EU28’s dependence on imported gas increased to 69% in 2015, according to data released by the European Commission.

1 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

Romania secures €50 mln EU loan for BRUA project

The European Fund for Strategic Investments has provided a €50 million loan to Romania’s state-owned Transgaz to finance a new gas pipeline.

27 October 2017
HDVC cable, UK EU Energy Policy

UK keeps door open for EU energy market

The UK may stay in the EU’s Internal Energy Market after it leaves the union, the country’s energy minister has said.

26 October 2017
EU Energy Policy

Euro end-users reap benefits of wholesale liberalisation

European industries and households paid less for power and gas in 2016 than they did the year before as a result of better-functioning wholesale markets.

25 October 2017
HGV refuelling with gas EU Energy Policy

Gas industry eager for EU transport policy plan

A forthcoming EU study could boost the prospects for gas in Europe’s transport sector.

23 October 2017
The Poolbeg CCGT gas-fired power plant in Ringsend, Dublin. EU Energy Policy

All eyes on carbon as gas wins EU power market share

Gas has gained market share in European power generation, but carbon prices will likely need to rise if the trend is to continue.

19 October 2017
Pipes ready for use in Nord Stream 2. EU Energy Policy

Brussels to propose Nord Stream 2 rules by mid-November

The EU is preparing to put forward a legal proposal for Nord Stream 2 and other offshore pipelines, a senior official says.

12 October 2017
EU Energy Policy

Russia boosts EU market share further

Europe’s reliance on gas imports continued to increase year on year in 2016, with Russia increasing its market share.

11 October 2017
A photo of UK electricity pylons. EU Energy Policy

European power at crossroads as reforms loom

Key reforms are needed to boost power trading and ensure security of electricity supply across Europe, ACER says.

9 October 2017
A photo of Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad. EU Energy Policy

CCS thrown a lifeline after majors commit

Recent developments in CCS in Norway should be watched closely by the European power sector.

6 October 2017
Lignite power plant in Poland EU Energy Policy

Supply risks if power plants mothballed – ENTSO-E

Power plant closures could lead to supply shortages in a number of EU countries, the association of European transmission system operators says.

5 October 2017
Snohvit LNG plant in Norway EU Energy Policy

New hope for CCS after majors back Norway project

CCS has been written off by many, but Shell and Total’s decision to back a Statoil-led project in Norway may have silenced the naysayers for now.

3 October 2017
southern gas corridor launch EU Energy Policy

CESEC countries pledge to boost power infrastructure

Central and Southeast European countries have agreed to boost investment in power interconnectors and renewables in an effort to improve security of supply.

2 October 2017
A photo of the Orense wind farm in Spain.. EU Energy Policy

Regulatory visibility remains key to energy investment

Energy regulators have highlighted the need for regulatory visibility to foster investor confidence in the energy sector.

29 September 2017
A photo of Poland’s LNG terminal. EU Energy Policy

Poland to compete with Germany as regional supply hub

Poland is positioning itself as a gas hub for southern and eastern Europe and may soon rival Germany in those markets.

28 September 2017
A fermentation tank for biogas in the UK. EU Energy Policy

Auction plan may slow biogas growth in France

Biogas production has risen quickly in France, but plans to abolish feed-in tariffs in favour of auctions could put the brakes on its continued growth.

26 September 2017
A photo of a Blue Corridors event for gas-fuelled vehicles in Brussels. EU Energy Policy

NGVs left in the dust by electric competition

The window of opportunity for NGVs to operate as a bridge from oil-fuelled to electric vehicles is fast disappearing.

22 September 2017
A photo of Germany’s Reichstag in Berlin. EU Energy Policy

Germany puts energy debate on hold

German parties are split over their future energy plans but seem to be avoiding discussing it until after the election.

22 September 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU to help fund Polish gas pipeline

The EU will award a €79 million grant to part-fund the construction of the 130 km-long Zdzieszowice-Wrocław pipeline in southwest Poland.

21 September 2017

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