Balearics unveil renewable targets 

Balearics unveil renewable targets 

Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Mallorca will transition to 100-per-cent renewable electricity by 2050 under an ambitious regional climate law.  The Spanish Balearic Islands are set to transform themselves into some of the world’s greenest communities, although only a fraction of the electricity currently used by the four Mediterranean islands comes from renewable sources. New diesel […]

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Gazprom demands pipe ‘discounts’

Gazprom demands pipe ‘discounts’

Gas giant Gazprom is apparently demanding big discounts from Russian pipeline suppliers for its major projects, especially Nord Stream 2 to Germany. In a move likely to disrupt the pipe and metals sectors, the state-controlled major is seeking around 20-per-cent discounts as it tries to get a grip on pipeline investment spending that is set […]

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Germany considers free public transport 

Germany considers free public transport 

Germany is considering making public transport free of charge in its polluted cities to avoid EU prosecution for breaching clean-air targets.  To cut car use and increase bus, tram and train passenger numbers amid fears of overburdening a neglected transport systems. Giants like BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and the world’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen have already […]

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Merkel tries to ease pipeline fears

Merkel tries to ease pipeline fears

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is “unnecessary, detrimental and divisive” and would increase the chances of a full war between Russia and Ukraine, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper. Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, said she did not believe the pipeline posed a threat to energy diversification. Gazprom’s gas pipeline, which is […]

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Experts
Production
EU moves to calm Cypriot gas dispute 

EU moves to calm Cypriot gas dispute 

The European Union has called on Turkey to reduce its aggression towards Cyprus and accused its navy obstructing a gas exploration vessel, according to Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper.  Eastern Mediterranean countries are racing to discover gas reserves and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu last week claimed an agreement for an exclusive economic zone between Cyprus and Egypt […]

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Transmission
Dunkirk wind firm to be named in March 

Dunkirk wind firm to be named in March 

Sébastien Lecornu, the French ecological and solidarity transition secretary, says the results of the wind project off the coast at Dunkirk will be released next month.  He told the annual French Renewable Association (Colloque annuel du SER) in Paris that Dunkirk’s offshore wind tender would represent an additional capacity of between 250 megawatts and 700 […]

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Storage
EU funds Swedish battery factory 

EU funds Swedish battery factory 

Northvolt, founded by two former Tesla executives, has secured a €52.5-million loan to build a demonstration battery line run from its European headquarters in the Swedish town of Skellefteå.  The company, which received backing from Volkswagen’s Scania in January, said the European Investment Bank had approved the loan backed by InnovFin, the EU Finance for […]

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Consumption
Merkel tries to ease pipeline fears

Merkel tries to ease pipeline fears

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is “unnecessary, detrimental and divisive” and would increase the chances of a full war between Russia and Ukraine, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper. Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, said she did not believe the pipeline posed a threat to energy diversification. Gazprom’s gas pipeline, which is […]

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Policy
Balearics unveil renewable targets 

Balearics unveil renewable targets 

Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Mallorca will transition to 100-per-cent renewable electricity by 2050 under an ambitious regional climate law.  The Spanish Balearic Islands are set to transform themselves into some of the world’s greenest communities, although only a fraction of the electricity currently used by the four Mediterranean islands comes from renewable sources. New diesel […]

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Environment
Balearics unveil renewable targets 

Balearics unveil renewable targets 

Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Mallorca will transition to 100-per-cent renewable electricity by 2050 under an ambitious regional climate law.  The Spanish Balearic Islands are set to transform themselves into some of the world’s greenest communities, although only a fraction of the electricity currently used by the four Mediterranean islands comes from renewable sources. New diesel […]

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Industry
Gazprom demands pipe ‘discounts’

Gazprom demands pipe ‘discounts’

Gas giant Gazprom is apparently demanding big discounts from Russian pipeline suppliers for its major projects, especially Nord Stream 2 to Germany. In a move likely to disrupt the pipe and metals sectors, the state-controlled major is seeking around 20-per-cent discounts as it tries to get a grip on pipeline investment spending that is set […]

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Opinion

Early Entrants to Oil Exiting the Industry – Towards a Green Rockefeller?

Industry

The modern oil industry has seen numerous pioneers. In the United States, John D. Rockefeller did more than anyone to modernize the industry in the nineteenth century through his dominant position in refining and marketing. In the Middle East, Calouste Gulbenkian helped bring together British, Dutch, and German interests before the First World War to […]

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Trump Throws Shade on China’s Solar Power

Opinion

The Trump Administration announced on January 22 that it would slap tariffs of up to 30 percent on imports of equipment used to install new solar power-generating units, in a move aimed primarily at China and South Korea, the largest suppliers of panels to the United States. By making solar power more expensive, U.S. utility, […]

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