Christian Ernhede

Europe specialist
HQ of the European Investment Bank.

EU divided on future EIB lending to gas projects

Member states will try for a third time in November to reach consensus on the European Investment Bank's contentious new energy lending policy.

18 hours ago Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
The Port of Gothenburg in Sweden

Sweden’s LNG rejection signals protectionist energy policy

Sweden has refused to open up its gas market to increased competition through LNG supplies in an apparent contradiction of EU gas market objectives.

6 days ago Europe & Russia / LNG
The Patnow coal-fired power plant in Poland

EU energy transition struggles in Central Europe

Several Central and Eastern European countries are blocking an agreement on increased caron reduction targets because of lack of a clarity on EU funding.

10 October 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A gas-fired power plant in Spain.

EU regulation offers reprieve to gas with CCS

The inclusion of clean gas in a proposed new EU taxonomy regulation could help boost investment in hydrogen and CCS.

26 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
European Commission President-elect Ursula con der Leyen

EU steps up efforts to revamp energy tax directive

An overhaul of the EU’s Energy Taxation Directive could bring benefits for gas and hydrogen in road and maritime transport, but getting member states to sign up for radical changes to the directive will not come easy.

19 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
LNG bunkering in Zeebrugge

Qatar boosts position in Europe’s LNG market with Zeebrugge booking

Qatar Petroleum has further strengthened its already significant market share in Northwest Europe by booking all the available capacity at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal.

13 September 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG
Kadri Simson

EU gives top energy job to Estonian amid supply security drive

The appointment of Kadri Simson to the post of energy commissioner shows that energy security and supply diversification will remain high on the EU’s political agenda.

10 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation
A wind farm in Germany.

Germany’s onshore wind decline opens door for gas

The declining rate of expansion in German wind farms seen in H1 may signal opportunities for gas to expand its share of the energy mix.

4 September 2019 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation

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