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Cyprus can Play Key Role in Securing EU’s Future Energy Supply

Friday, January 13, 2023

Cyprus can Play Key Role in Securing EU’s Future Energy Supply

by Costis Stambolis

politicians, Eurocrats and energy analysts. In the aftermath of Russia’s incursion in Ukraine last February the energy scene in Europe has changed radically following the decision by the USA and the EU to reduce Russian energy imports to a bare minimum.Most profound has been the substitution of Russian gas supply with increased LNG imports from the USA, Qatar and elsewhere and higher volumes,via pipeline, from Norway and Algeria

U.S. Oil Majors Focus On Cost Discipline In Spending Plans

Thursday, January 5, 2023

U.S. Oil Majors Focus On Cost Discipline In Spending Plans

Both ExxonMobil and Chevron shift their area of focus to the Americas. The strategic spending plans mark the end of an era where oil companies would search globally for oil to add to their booked reserves. Since Covid-19, both oil majors are focusing more on shareholder returns and capital discipline


Energy-Storage: Top 10 News Stories of the Year 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Energy-Storage: Top 10 News Stories of the Year 2022

by Andy Colthorpe*

There’s barely time to catch our breath and take a short break before 2023 begins. In the meantime, here’s a chance to look back with the top picks of our content from 2022. As you can see in the list below, the most-read stories this year indicate that there’s a strong interest in the deployment of proven technologies in the form of lithium-ion and pumped hydro


European Central Bank Warns That an EU Gas Price Cap Risks Financial Stability

Friday, December 9, 2022

European Central Bank Warns That an EU Gas Price Cap Risks Financial Stability

by Silvia Amaro*

The European Central Bank is worried about the potential risks to financial markets from an EU-wide cap on natural gas prices.
The bloc has been in intense discussions for several weeks over how to impose a limit on gas prices. The measure — designed to prevent sky-high costs for consumers — is proving controversial for Europe amid an acute energy crisis following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Highlights Fossil Fuel Dependencies

Friday, December 2, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Highlights Fossil Fuel Dependencies

by Kostis Geropoulos*

Every part of the part of Paris Agreement must be followed properly, the Czech Republic’s Deputy Environment Minister Jan Dusik said in comments to NE Global following the conclusion of the COP27 summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt earlier this month. “We need to see how we can advance on the global goal of adaptation; how we can fulfil the financial requirements and how we can come up with an architecture for losses and damages,” he said


COP27 is Where EU Starts Paying for Colonial Climate Change

Friday, November 4, 2022

COP27 is Where EU Starts Paying for Colonial Climate Change

by Sara Chander*

At a time when climate negotiations are shaped by concerns about the disparity between post-industrial countries in the Global North and emerging economies in the Global South, the United Nations COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, starting this weekend, will finally address compensation for nations and communities negatively impacted by climate change


 The US Crude Export Chronicles: September 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The US Crude Export Chronicles: September 2022

by Amanda Hilow*

Spot crude prices made large swings at the US Gulf coast during the October trade month amid a backdrop of shifting international supply and demand fundamentals

American Energy Bills Are Set To Soar This Winter

Friday, October 7, 2022

American Energy Bills Are Set To Soar This Winter

by Robert Rapier*


Domestic oil production remains nearly a million barrels per day (BPD) below the monthly record level set just before the Covid-19 pandemic caused production to plunge


Policy Proposals to Accelerate Heat Pump Deployment

Friday, September 30, 2022

Policy Proposals to Accelerate Heat Pump Deployment

by Beatriz Santos*

The Regulatory Assistance Project, a global NGO, has proposed a mix of policy recommendations to build confidence in heat pump technology. Its proposed policies include economic incentives, new regulations, R&D support, training, and promotional initiatives

Will Be Necessary to Rebalance the Oil Market

Friday, September 23, 2022

Will Be Necessary to Rebalance the Oil Market

by John Kemp*

Unused capacity in global oil production has fallen to exceptionally low levels, contributing to the intense upward pressure on prices until very recently. Restoring spare capacity to more comfortable levels will require a business-cycle downturn, which is why a recession or at least a serious slowdown is inevitable


US Energy Storage Facing Headwinds: Report

Friday, September 16, 2022

US Energy Storage Facing Headwinds: Report

by Patrick Zemanek

The US posted its strongest second quarter for grid-scale energy storage growth to date, but the sector is wrestling with fallout from supply chain and policy issues, according to a new report

Great Expectations

Friday, September 9, 2022

Great Expectations

Great Expectations, the title and message of Charles Dickens’s great novel, is most appropriate to describe the current situation in the EU where it’s leadership, once again, is demonstrating its great aspirational capacity but unable to factor in market reality.


Why is Green Energy Infrastructure Booming Despite Global Economic Woes?

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Why is Green Energy Infrastructure Booming Despite Global Economic Woes?

by Ivana Smolenova*

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout have had a variety of impacts on the clean energy transition, with some sectors being more affected than others. Earlier this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned of slowed progress towards sustainable energy goals due to Covid-19 and reversed progress in many areas crucial in reaching net zero, such as energy efficiency, clean cooking, or access to electricity


Russia Sanctions: Can the World Cope Without its Oil and Gas?

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Russia Sanctions: Can the World Cope Without its Oil and Gas?

by Jake Horton & Daniele Palumbo

Ukraine says Russia is waging a "gas war" against Europe, by once again reducing supplies into Germany. Since the invasion of Ukraine, Western countries have sanctioned Russian oil and gas, prompting warnings of retaliation from Moscow


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