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Renewables Set to Match Fossil Fuels Returns: New Study

Friday, July 12, 2019

Renewables Set to Match Fossil Fuels Returns: New Study

Fossil fuels offer fewer investment returns for companies than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Leeds on Thursday. "An evaluation of the global energy return on investment for fossil fuels and renewable sources reveals a much more level playing field than previously believed," according to the study.


How Iran’s Startup Sector Can Realize its Potential

Friday, June 14, 2019

How Iran’s Startup Sector Can Realize its Potential

Experts agree that the promotion of knowledge-based startups would be a suitable remedy to address the intensifying unemployment in Iran. In fact, with youth unemployment at 27.5%, the Iranian authorities need to look for opportunities to create


Storing Carbon Underground to Meet Global Emission Goal

Friday, June 7, 2019

Storing Carbon Underground to Meet Global Emission Goal

A total of 18 large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities are in operation around the world, supporting the target of reducing the global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees and reaching zero emissions by 2050.

Photovoltaic Power Plants in Slovenia

Friday, May 31, 2019

Photovoltaic Power Plants in Slovenia

Slovenia offers great potential for exploiting photovoltaic energy due to evenly spread solar irradiation. The first photovoltaic power plant in Slovenia was set up in 2001. At the end of 2017, 4,231 photovoltaic power plants had been installed in Slovenia with a total power of 267 MW.


EU Overshoot Day: 7% of World’s Population Uses Nearly 20% of Earth’s Biocapacity

Friday, May 24, 2019

EU Overshoot Day: 7% of World’s Population Uses Nearly 20% of Earth’s Biocapacity

If everybody in the world lived like EU residents, the world would have exhausted the Earth’s annual budget by May 10, which was the European Union’s Earth Overshoot Day 2019. Nature’s annual budget consists of food, fiber, timber, carbon absorption, and land to build infrastructure, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Central and Eastern Europe said. Earth Overshoot Day, the date by which

Can the East Med Pipeline Work?

Friday, May 17, 2019

Can the East Med Pipeline Work?

The Eastern Mediterranean gas pipeline (East Med pipeline) provokes intense reactions. Its supporters consider it essential and transformative, a way to bring non-Russian gas into Southeast Europe and, thus, cement a geopolitical arc from Greece to Israel, while weakening Russia’s gas hold on Europe. Its critics see it as a delusion, an unrealistic project that cannot die soon enough. Meanwhile, the governments of Greece, Cyprus, and Israel continue to meet


Marika Karagianni: “Greece Can Become a Natural Gas Transportation Hub”

Friday, May 10, 2019

Marika Karagianni: “Greece Can Become a Natural Gas Transportation Hub”

Dr. Marika Karagianni a legal and international relations expert, specialized on European and international energy issues, focusing on Russia, the Caspian- Central Asia, East Med and MENA (Middle East- North Africa) regions spoke to Greek News Agenda about Greece’s comparative advantages in the energy sector and the importance for Greece to move from being hydrocarbons importer to producer and possibly exporter.

Iranian Oil Dilemma for Turkey and India

Friday, May 3, 2019

Iranian Oil Dilemma for Turkey and India

The recent U.S. decision to end sanctions waivers that enabled several major economies to continue buying crude oil from Iran has put Turkey and India on the horns of a dilemma. Both countries have significant energy dependence on Tehran. The recent U.S. decision to end sanctions waivers that enabled several major economies to continue buying crude oil from Iran has put Turkey and India on the horns of a dilemma. Both countries have significant energy dependence on Tehran.



As CO2 Emissions Prices Increase, Climate Issues Could Weigh on European Elections

Friday, April 12, 2019

As CO2 Emissions Prices Increase, Climate Issues Could Weigh on European Elections

The surge in the cost of CO2 emissions could affect the results of European Elections as a number of parties are opposing the environmental policy. As the Yellow Vest movement in France started due to a popular resentment on increased fuel taxes, this is not an idle threat for environmentally friendly policy.


Shell Starts Drilling for Oil and Gas in the Sea near Burgas

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Shell Starts Drilling for Oil and Gas in the Sea near Burgas

Three month exploration drill for oil and gas in the deep waters of the Black Sea near Burgas begins on 1 April 2019. Shell International Exploration & Development Italy SPA, reported on Tuesday to journalists. The company 50% of which is of Shell, 30 per cent of Australian Woods Energy, and the rest of the Spanish Repsol, which is studying another sea block in our country, but in the northern part of our territorial waters.


Future of Renewables in Croatia

Friday, March 8, 2019

Future of Renewables in Croatia

In December 2018 the Croatian Parliament adopted the amendments to the Renewables Act and the Government adopted two implementing regulations, which jointly apply as of 1 January 2019 (“2019 Amendments”).


Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet

Friday, February 22, 2019

Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet

Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can actually increase greenhouse gas emissions.

Future of LNG as Marine Fuel

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Future of LNG as Marine Fuel

The feature of liquid natural gas (LNG) that makes it stand apart from oil products is its lower carbon footprint. This aspect has become more important since the shipping industry, through the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has put limits on emissions-producing fuel to better control carbon releases.


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