‘Piratical’ Turks block another drill mission 

‘Piratical’ Turks block another drill mission 

The European Union has warned Turkey to pull back its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was due to drill for gas. Cypriot spokesman Victor Papadopoulos told state radio: “There has been a clear-cut, collective and decisive reaction by member states over the […]

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RWE looks to boost Croat stake 

RWE looks to boost Croat stake 

German energy provider RWE is hoping to boost its market share in Croatia to a 10-per-cent stake, according to Karl Kraus, its boss in the ex-Yugoslav republic. State-run HEP dominates Croatia’s electricity sector with 85 per cent of the market, while RWE has a 7-per-cent share of the electricity market and controls 5 per cent […]

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Poland broke EU pollution limit: ECJ 

Poland broke EU pollution limit: ECJ 

Poland has violated European Union law on air quality by continuously exceeding pollution limits from 2007 to 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.  The court called told Warsaw to speed up efforts to improve air quality and cut health-threatening levels of PM10, particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometers, which can damage health […]

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MEPs move to end coal subsidies 

MEPs move to end coal subsidies 

The European Parliament has moved to impose strict rules on coal subsidies but faces the challenge of winning member states’ approval.  MEPs voted this week to approve EU electricity market rules as part of the discussion on the European Commission’s 2016 Clean Energy Package. The parliamentary industry and energy committee (ITRE) voted in favour of strict rules […]

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Production
‘Piratical’ Turks block another drill mission 

‘Piratical’ Turks block another drill mission 

The European Union has warned Turkey to pull back its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was due to drill for gas. Cypriot spokesman Victor Papadopoulos told state radio: “There has been a clear-cut, collective and decisive reaction by member states over the […]

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Transmission
Tirana plans power exchange 

Tirana plans power exchange 

Albania plans to launch a power exchange in January 2018 and the government will choose partners to run it along with the state-owned Transmission System Operator, according to a government source. Albania’s parliament passed a law allowing the government to develop the exchange and meet a deadline next year set under a cooperation agreement with […]

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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
RWE looks to boost Croat stake 

RWE looks to boost Croat stake 

German energy provider RWE is hoping to boost its market share in Croatia to a 10-per-cent stake, according to Karl Kraus, its boss in the ex-Yugoslav republic. State-run HEP dominates Croatia’s electricity sector with 85 per cent of the market, while RWE has a 7-per-cent share of the electricity market and controls 5 per cent […]

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Policy
‘Piratical’ Turks block another drill mission 

‘Piratical’ Turks block another drill mission 

The European Union has warned Turkey to pull back its navy after Turkish warships threatened and blocked a rig from reaching a site southeast of Cyprus where it was due to drill for gas. Cypriot spokesman Victor Papadopoulos told state radio: “There has been a clear-cut, collective and decisive reaction by member states over the […]

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Environment
Poland broke EU pollution limit: ECJ 

Poland broke EU pollution limit: ECJ 

Poland has violated European Union law on air quality by continuously exceeding pollution limits from 2007 to 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.  The court called told Warsaw to speed up efforts to improve air quality and cut health-threatening levels of PM10, particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometers, which can damage health […]

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Industry
Gazprom waiting for TurkStream permit 

Gazprom waiting for TurkStream permit 

Ankara is reportedly yet to issue a permit for Russia’s Gazprom to start building the land-based part of the TurkStream gas pipeline, sparking fears that the massive project will be delayed. The Turkish government has authorised Gazprom, which has a monopoly on Russian gas pipelines, to start building two sections of the project across the […]

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Opinion

Can the Russian-OPEC Alliance (ROPEC) Provide Oil-Price Stability?

Opinion

The fall of the U.S. stock market over past two weeks has pulled global markets and oil prices down with it. Brent crude fell from $70 per barrel in late January to $63 the second week of February, another flash of volatility that indicates that, despite Russian cooperation with OPEC, market supplies are still not […]

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Nuclear: Is It in Our Energy Future?

Opinion

Nuclear power has long been a controversial energy source, but it accounted for roughly 11% of the world’s electricity production in 2016, including 75% in France. Its share in the power mix, moreover, has changed little over time. In 2015, a worldwide fleet of 437 reactors generated 413 GW of power. The IEA’s Energy Technology […]

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