Gazprom’s 2019 European exports fall

Gazprom’s 2019 European exports fall

Russian gas supplies to Europe and Turkey for this year are 8.2 per cent lower year on year as warmer temperatures reduced demand, according to state-run Gazprom. Until March 15, Gazprom’s sales to Europe plus Turkey, but without members of the former Soviet Union, reached 40.8 billion cubic metres (bcm), the de-facto Russian gas export […]

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Shetland renewable link approval likely

Shetland renewable link approval likely

A £709-million underwater electricity link to help Shetland export renewable electricity to mainland Britain has moved a step closer with the UK regulator Ofgem saying it is likely to approve the project and will make a final decision before the end of the year. The project, which would link Shetland to the UK mainland electricity […]

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EIB looks to fund Cyprus gas infrastructure

EIB looks to fund Cyprus gas infrastructure

Cypriot Finance Minister Harris Georgiades says the Republic of Cyprus is in talks with the European Investment Bank (EIB) over the financing of natural gas infrastructure. EIB president Werner Hoyer, who is visiting the divided island, said he was optimistic about a role for the bank in unlocking the disputed fossil fuels off the Cypriot […]

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Novak promises Russian compliance with Opec+ cuts

Novak promises Russian compliance with Opec+ cuts

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says the country’s oil producers will be fully compliant with Opec-led supply cuts over the coming weeks. Demand would rise in the second and third quarters, he predicted. “As far as the meeting is concerned we, of course, discussed the situation with the execution of the agreement. We stressed once […]

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Production
Gazprom: China pipeline to be ready three months early

Gazprom: China pipeline to be ready three months early

Russia’s de-facto gas export monopoly Gazprom says it will start filling the Power of Siberia pipeline to China from September 1, rather than December, as was initially proposed. Gazprom and CNPC signed a contract worth US$400 billion to supply 38 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas per year over 30 years through the pipeline (pictured). […]

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Transmission
Shetland renewable link approval likely

Shetland renewable link approval likely

A £709-million underwater electricity link to help Shetland export renewable electricity to mainland Britain has moved a step closer with the UK regulator Ofgem saying it is likely to approve the project and will make a final decision before the end of the year. The project, which would link Shetland to the UK mainland electricity […]

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Storage
Volkswagen eyes 50% EV boost

Volkswagen eyes 50% EV boost

Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess says the German car giant is increasing by 50 per cent the number of electric vehicles it plans to produce over the next 10 years. In an unfortunate fossil-fuel based analogy, he likened Volkswagen to a “supertanker…picking up speed”. The firm’s target is to build 22 million battery electric vehicles (BEVs) […]

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Consumption
Will Europe Really Quit Coal?

Will Europe Really Quit Coal?

Within the last two years, governments across Europe have pledged to rid their power sectors of coal. In January 2018, Britain announced it would phase out coal entirely by 2025. Not to be outdone, the French government announced in November 2018 a similar intent by 2022. Italy pledged to quit coal by 2022 one year […]

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Policy
EIB looks to fund Cyprus gas infrastructure

EIB looks to fund Cyprus gas infrastructure

Cypriot Finance Minister Harris Georgiades says the Republic of Cyprus is in talks with the European Investment Bank (EIB) over the financing of natural gas infrastructure. EIB president Werner Hoyer, who is visiting the divided island, said he was optimistic about a role for the bank in unlocking the disputed fossil fuels off the Cypriot […]

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Environment
Ireland offshore potential ‘massive’: renewables boss

Ireland offshore potential ‘massive’: renewables boss

Offshore wind energy over the next decade could enable Ireland to decarbonise its heat, transport and industry, argued sustainable energy company SSE Ireland managing director Stephen Wheeler. Ireland had the potential to boost renewables to meet its carbon reduction targets if the island’s offshore wind potential was harnessed, Wheeler told an Irish Wind Energy Association […]

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Industry
Gazprom’s 2019 European exports fall

Gazprom’s 2019 European exports fall

Russian gas supplies to Europe and Turkey for this year are 8.2 per cent lower year on year as warmer temperatures reduced demand, according to state-run Gazprom. Until March 15, Gazprom’s sales to Europe plus Turkey, but without members of the former Soviet Union, reached 40.8 billion cubic metres (bcm), the de-facto Russian gas export […]

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Opinion

Will Europe Really Quit Coal?

Consumption

Within the last two years, governments across Europe have pledged to rid their power sectors of coal. In January 2018, Britain announced it would phase out coal entirely by 2025. Not to be outdone, the French government announced in November 2018 a similar intent by 2022. Italy pledged to quit coal by 2022 one year […]

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Green New Deal Learns From Europe’s Climate Missteps

Opinion

In early February, American Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), flanked by veteran climate activists and supported by a host of environmental groups, stood on the steps of Congress to announce a far-reaching new effort to combat climate change. The Green New Deal (GND), as it has come to be known, seems at first glance to be […]

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