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Pipes being produced for nord stream 2 Foreign Affairs

Polish probe increases pressure on Nord Stream 2

Poland’s competition authority has launched legal proceedings against Nord Stream 2, but it remains to be seen if it has a strong enough case to intervene.

11 May 2018
Artist's impression of the Hinkley C nuclear facility. Energy Security

Europe’s nuclear players eye share of renewables boom

The nuclear power industry is keen to be a partner to Europe’s expanding renewables sector, putting it in competition with gas for market share.

10 May 2018
A debate in the European Commission on the EU budget Environmental Policy

EU pledges more funding for energy and climate

Brussels has proposed allocating more EU funding to climate and energy projects between 2021 and 2027.

4 May 2018
The Orense wind farm, Spain Environmental Policy

Zero-subsidy renewables herald new era

The gas industry is watching closely as subsidy cuts bring both pros and cons for investors in Europe’s renewables sector

4 May 2018
Investment & Finance

Brussels proposes €8.7 bln to fund energy projects

The European Commission has proposed earmarking €8.65 billion for energy projects under the Connecting Europe Facility between 2021 and 2027.

2 May 2018
Market Legislation

REMIT market abuse cases continue to rise

The number of suspected market abuse cases under review by ACER in the gas and power markets continued to rise in Q1 2018.

2 May 2018
The UK’s Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms Environmental Policy

Clock is ticking for revised EU 2030 energy targets

Time is ebbing away for the Bulgarian presidency of the EU to broker a deal on more ambitious 2030 targets for renewables and energy efficiency.

1 May 2018
The Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands Environmental Policy

Green policies mark bright outlook for LNG in Europe

A shift away from coal and nuclear power in Europe could brighten the prospects for future LNG demand in the region.

25 April 2018
Nord Stream 2 pipeline sections Energy Security

Russian gas exports rise against fragile political backdrop

Stakeholders at a gas conference in Berlin attempted to portray an optimistic outlook for Russian gas exports to Europe despite political tensions.

24 April 2018
The COP 21 climate summit in Paris, 2015 Environmental Policy

Energy industry awaits EU’s revised climate strategy

The EU’s long-term energy and climate strategy is seen as outdated and will have to be revamped to match the ambitions of the 2015 Paris climate summit.

20 April 2018
Wind turbines in Italy Environmental Policy

Gas industry defends long-term role in EU energy mix

The European gas industry is defending its long-term role in the energy mix, flagging up both emissions reductions and security of electricity supply as key benefits.

13 April 2018
A UK offshore wind farm. Foreign Affairs

Russia-Ukraine spat may boost EU renewables drive

The gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine may help accelerate Europe’s renewable energy ambitions despite a recent decline in investment.

12 April 2018
Market Legislation

EC approves Total’s $1.5 bln takeover of Engie’s LNG business

The European Commission has approved French major Total’s takeover of Engie’s upstream LNG business, it announced on Thursday.

12 April 2018
Foreign Affairs

Novak and Šefčovič to hold meeting on Ukrainian gas transit

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič discussed the future of Ukrainian gas transit on Wednesday

12 April 2018
An E.On gas-fired power plant in Gönyü, Hungary Environmental Policy

EU demand growth boosts optimism on future of gas

Three consecutive years of gas demand growth have spurred renewed optimism that the fuel will play a key role in Europe’s decarbonisation.

9 April 2018
Foreign Affairs

Lithuania and Ukraine discussing energy projects

Lithuanian Minister of Energy Zygimantas Vaiciunas will meet members of Ukraine’s government in Kiev this week.

5 April 2018
The Staudinger black coal power plant, in Grosskrotzenburg, near Frankfurt, Germany. Environmental Policy

Russian coal strengthens foothold in EU

Russia has bolstered its position as the EU’s largest coal supplier, but uncertainties in the power sector could reduce the bloc’s imports of the fuel.

5 April 2018
Energy Security

European LNG imports rise by 12% in 2017

European LNG imports increased by 12% year on year in 2017, according to the European Commission’s quarterly gas and power market report

3 April 2018
Drax power station, UK Environmental Policy

The policy patchwork jeopardising EU carbon reform

Stakeholders are calling on Brussels to increase its monitoring of national policies that could undermine reform of the EU ETS.

29 March 2018
Environmental Policy

European gas demand and CO2 emissions on the rise

Both gas consumption and carbon dioxide emissions rose in Europe in 2017, the IEA says.

28 March 2018

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