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The Hellenic Power Exchange

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Hellenic Power Exchange

We have summarized the Greek energy market and its transition towards the Target Model by reference to the establishment of the Hellenic Power Exchange (HPE) introduced by Laws 4425/2016 and 4512/2018. The intention of the summary is not to analyze in details the energy market but rather to provide an overall insight of the main characteristics of the Greek power market set up and the restructuring effected by reference to the Hellenic Power Exchange


Returns on Green Investments are Down, but so are Costs

Friday, September 14, 2018

Returns on Green Investments are Down, but so are Costs

On the sidelines of the Green for Growth Fund’s (GGF) recently held Sustainable Future Forum and the grand finale of the [email protected] pitching competition for startups, Christopher Knowles, who at the time served as chairman of the GGF, spoke to Balkan Green Energy News about the impact of innovative solutions, return on green investments, and civil society organizations’ allegations concerning run-of-the-river hydropower projects

Renewable Energy Market to Garner 2,152.9 Billion by 2025 at 4.9% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Renewable Energy Market to Garner 2,152.9 Billion by 2025 at 4.9% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research

Continuous depletion of non-renewable energy sources such as coal and petroleum, increase in demand for renewable energy, and long-term cost-effectiveness associated with use of renewable energy resources have propelled the growth of the industry. In addition, increase in awareness about environmental safety & sustainability and proactive government initiatives to promote adoption of renewable energy have augmented the growth of the market


How Climate Change and Human Activity Fuel Wildfires

Thursday, August 23, 2018

How Climate Change and Human Activity Fuel Wildfires

The increasing number and extent of wildfires recently seen in the U.S. and Europe is raising concerns over the greater impact of global climate change and on what best to do to curtail this phenomenon. Wildfires in the U.S., collectively known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, began roaring last month and have been fueled by low humidity and high winds as they continued to consume more than 290,000 acres in 11 days as of Aug. 8

Moscow’s Oil Pipeline Diplomacy

Friday, August 17, 2018

Moscow’s Oil Pipeline Diplomacy

Following the collapse of the U.S.S.R., Russia responded to new oil market realities through the formation of substantial surplus pipeline capacity in the belief that this would enhance energy security, broaden its market share in Europe, and minimize transit risks over the long term


Building New Gas Transportation Infrastructure in the EU

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Building New Gas Transportation Infrastructure in the EU

The process of developing a legally binding regulatory framework for the creation of incremental pipeline capacity in the EU and hence for the construction of new gas pipelines has been uneven and slow. Eight years after the TEP was adopted in March 2009, and more than five years after it entered into force in September 2011, the CAM NC was finally established in March 2017


The Uphill Battle of Electric Vehicles

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Uphill Battle of Electric Vehicles

Penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) is on the increase all around the world and reflects a belief that this expansion on the road is a significant sign of greater sustainable mobility. The so-called coming revolution of EVs will greatly benefit the reduction in greenhouse gases with lower emissions and less air pollution. Nonetheless, the pace of change and the future prospect for EVs remains uncertain

Measures to Tackle Air Pollution Inefficient, Financing Inadequate

Friday, July 20, 2018

Measures to Tackle Air Pollution Inefficient, Financing Inadequate

An analysis of the National Audit Office (NAO) identifies the inefficiency of measures and the inadequacy of financing as key reasons for poor results in tackling air pollution in Bulgaria. The NAO analysis is part of a collective audit by 15 audit offices in the region and the EU, covering theperiod from 2014 to 2017


A Hard Balancing Act for Egypt’s Gas Market

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Hard Balancing Act for Egypt’s Gas Market

The new gas market law regulates the entire gas chain and targets liberalizing the gas market by 2022. The Egyptian government has struggled to manage and restructure its energy sector as a result of rapid domestic demand growth, particularly in natural gas

The Uphill Battle of Electric Vehicles

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Uphill Battle of Electric Vehicles

Penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) is on the increase all around the world and reflects a belief that this expansion on the road is a significant sign of greater sustainable mobility. The so-called coming revolution of EVs will greatly benefit the reduction in greenhouse gases with lower emissions and less air pollution


Paris Meeting Offers Opportunity for Leadership on High-Seas Agreement

Friday, June 22, 2018

Paris Meeting Offers Opportunity for Leadership on High-Seas Agreement

The high seas make up nearly two-thirds of the world’s ocean, but less than 1% is currently protected. All this could change this September, when governments come together at the United Nations for an intergovernmental conference to negotiate a new treaty that would create a mechanism for protecting these ocean areas, writes Liz Karan*


How do we Make a Net-Zero Carbon Economy the New Normal?

Friday, June 15, 2018

How do we Make a Net-Zero Carbon Economy the New Normal?

As the EU Talanoa Dialogue and the Petersburg Dialogue kicks off a busy month for EU climate action, Eliot Whittington* explains why now is the time for the EU to show its colours on legislation currently under consideration and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal

The Battle for Low Carbon Cars: Round 2

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Battle for Low Carbon Cars: Round 2

The debate on CO2 targets for cars and vans in Europe by 2030 is shaping up to be another epic fight, write Greg Archer and JuliaPoliscanova*


The Impact of Energy Storage, Pumped Heat Storage on Global Energy

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Impact of Energy Storage, Pumped Heat Storage on Global Energy

With the percentage of renewables in the global energy mix increasing, and global energy demand projected to increase by 30% over the next two decades, energy storage is more important now than ever. But what are the main technologies for energy storage, and how will these technologies affect global energy? Gabriel Hurtado González, Energy Solutions Manager at Mitie, and Sasaenia Paul Oluwabunmi, Operations Officer at the OPEC Fund for International Development answer this pertinent question

Is Offshore Wind About to Hit Cost-Competitiveness in the U.S.?

Friday, May 25, 2018

Is Offshore Wind About to Hit Cost-Competitiveness in the U.S.?

by Mike O'Boyle*

Offshore wind may seem like a pricey option, but it’s actually an extremely valuable investment. A new analysis from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) shows that the market value of electricity generated by offshore wind will soon exceed its cost in New York and several New England states


Hydrogen, Don’t Give Up!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hydrogen, Don’t Give Up!

For decades, hydrogen has been sold to us as the energy carrier of the future. You might not want to hear it anymore, because the future never seems to start. But times will change as recent developments in Germany indicate, writes Berlin-based renewable energy consultant, Stephan Franz


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