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Greece Can Become the Energy Gateway to All Europe

Monday, December 11, 2017

Greece Can Become the Energy Gateway to All Europe

by Prof. Dr. Margarita Mathiopoulos *


Too few German entrepreneurs see Greece, and especially its energy sector, as an investment opportunity. Others are more perceptive than the Germans

Competition Heats up in Chinese Thermal Coal Import Market

Friday, December 01, 2017

Competition Heats up in Chinese Thermal Coal Import Market

by Michael Cooper*

Indonesian mid-CV thermal coal appears to be getting the upper hand over high-ash Australian coal in a battle for supremacy in the Chinese imports market, according to an analysis of S&P Global Platts price data


Europe’s Murky Eastern Energy Deals

Friday, November 24, 2017

Europe’s Murky Eastern Energy Deals

by Manana Kochladze*
Millions of euros in public money are being invested in large infrastructure projects in the EU’s eastern neighbours in total disregard for Europe’s climate goals, and local communities.

Catalonia, ‘Independencia’, Populism and the Rule of Law

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Catalonia, ‘Independencia’, Populism and the Rule of Law

by Basil A. Coronakis*

As the dust from the Catalonia adventure begins to settle, the time has come for criticism, attribution of responsibilities and some new ideas.

Let’s get to the truth of things the Socratic, no the Sophist, way


Making Airplanes Cleaner: Who Should Decide?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Making Airplanes Cleaner: Who Should Decide?

by Bill Hemmings*

It is essential that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Europe retain the power to have the final say on regulating aircraft and the ability, with parliamentary oversight, to adjust future European regulations as needed to changing circumstances

 Is Turkish Stream Able to Change the Energy Developments in Europe?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Is Turkish Stream Able to Change the Energy Developments in Europe?

by Marika Karayianni*

Following the Russian-Turkish “reconciliation” after the downing of a Russian SU-24 military aircraft by a Turkish military jet on the border between Turkey and Syria, Moscow is now seeking to revive the Turkish Stream gas pipeline


Iraq Turmoil Threatens Billions in Oil Traders' Kurd Deals

Friday, October 20, 2017

Iraq Turmoil Threatens Billions in Oil Traders' Kurd Deals

by Javier Blas*

The crisis unfolding around the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has left some of the world’s largest commodity trading houses worried the country’s autonomous Kurdish region will struggle to repay billions of dollars in cash-for-oil loans

The Revival of the ITGI Project: Myths and Realities

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Revival of the ITGI Project: Myths and Realities

by Marika Karayianni*

The deterioration of Turkish-Russian relations after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border in November 2015 has created uncertainty around the fate of the Turkish Stream project. Turkish Stream is a grandiose attempt by Moscow to export Russian gas through Turkey to Greece


Iran’s Solar Steps

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Iran’s Solar Steps

by Ian Clover*

Iranian PV: In 2014 Iran announced an ambitious 5 GW renewables goal, but progress proved slow, primarily due to the difficulty many foreign firms have investing in the country

Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline: Is There A Future After All?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline: Is There A Future After All?

by Marika Karayianni*

Turkmenistan ranks fourth globally in terms of asserted natural gas reserves, with around 50 trillion cubic meters/tcm, according to the latest announcements of the state-owned energy company Turkmengaz


Transitioning to a ‘New Normal’ in China

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Transitioning to a ‘New Normal’ in China

by Ersin Merdan*

China’s new role as an economic powerhouse is coming to an end following decades of double-digit growth. The retreat in this growth is evident with falling coal and iron consumption, diminishing manufacturing indices as well as the reduction in capacity of heavy industries for the first time after the global financial crises

Crude Oil Gains But Gasoline Falls as Irma Hits Florida

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Crude Oil Gains But Gasoline Falls as Irma Hits Florida

by Paula Dittrick*

The US light, sweet crude oil contract for October gained modestly on the New York market Sept. 11 while heating oil and gasoline futures prices fell as Hurricane Irma moved north along Florida’s Gulf Coast


Why North Korea Won't Stop

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Why North Korea Won't Stop

by Stratfor

North Korea has indeed conducted its sixth nuclear test. The U.S. Geological Service and the China Earthquake Administration recorded a 6.3 magnitude earthquake as a result of the detonation on Sept. 3, followed by a 4.1 magnitude quake due to a suspected cave collapse resulting from the explosion


«Dodgy» Greenhouse Gas Data Threatens Paris Accord

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

«Dodgy» Greenhouse Gas Data Threatens Paris Accord

by Matt McGrath*

Potent, climate-warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found.

Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy

Why Electric Cars Are Everywhere Except Here, Now: QuickTake Q&A

Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Electric Cars Are Everywhere Except Here, Now: QuickTake Q&A

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance*

It might seem like there’s more news about electric cars lately than actual electric cars on the road. Tesla took a step toward becoming a mass-producer this month when the $35,000 Model 3 sedan started rolling off a California assembly line. Volvo said it will begin phasing out cars that run just on fossil fuels in two years


Qatari LNG Development to Extend LNG Surplus Into Mid-2020s

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Qatari LNG Development to Extend LNG Surplus Into Mid-2020s

by Ross McCracken*

Qatar’s announcement Tuesday that it will double the size of its proposed new development on the giant North Field to 4 Bcf/d and use the gas for LNG exports will throw off course multiple new LNG projects elsewhere in the world. According to the International Gas Union, there were 879 million mt/year of proposed LNG projects waiting in the wings at the start of 2017

Trackers Blanket Global Market

Monday, July 10, 2017

Trackers Blanket Global Market

by Charles W. Thurston *

Trackers: Solar tracker manufacturers are blanketing the global market faster than ever, as regulatory regimes open new country markets, as marketers push sales beyond the massive U.S. market, and as major players vie for the bulge bracket.


Think Tank: Lack of EU Heating and Cooling Laws a «Real Failure»

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Think Tank: Lack of EU Heating and Cooling Laws a «Real Failure»

by James Crisp*

The lack of hard EU legislation for the decarbonisation of Europe’s heating and cooling systems is a failure that puts the bloc’s climate goals at risk, Maarten De Groote, the head of research at the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has warned


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