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The EU’s long-term energy and climate strategy is seen as outdated and will have to be revamped to match the ambitions of the 2015 Paris climate summit.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

EC invites comments in TenneT antitrust case

The EC has comment on TenneT’s proposed commitments to increase cross-border electricity capacity between Germany and Denmark.

27 March 2018
Security forces investigate the Salisbury poisoning Foreign Affairs

When gas falls victim to politics

Gas has earned an unfortunate reputation as a political weapon following the dispute between Russia and Ukraine.

23 March 2018
Foreign Affairs

Baltics ‘reaffirm commitment’ to synchronise power grid with Europe

The leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania met the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday to discuss the synchronisation of their electricity grids.

22 March 2018
Environmental Policy

UK intends to stay in EU ETS until 2020, Lords say

The UK government has announced its intention to stay in the EU Emissions Trading System until the end of 2020.

22 March 2018
Electricity pylons in Europe Competition Law

Brussels launches probe to address competition in power

The EU has stepped up efforts to tackle barriers to trade in power markets by launching an antitrust probe into a possible rules breach by a major grid operator in Germany.

22 March 2018
The ITRE meeting where MEPs backed a revised EU Gas Directive. Competition Law

Brussels presses on with revised gas directive

Brussels is pushing ahead with legislation that could make Nord Stream 2 and other pipelines from third countries subject to EU energy law.

21 March 2018
Investment & Finance

EC launches first CEF tender for 2018

The European Commission has called for projects to apply for funding under the Connecting Europe Facility.

21 March 2018

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