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Pipeline Dreams

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Pipeline Dreams

On January 30, the deepwater drillshipSaipem 12000sent its drill bit into a cavern beneath one-and-a-quarter miles of water and a mile of rock in the eastern Mediterranean. The Italian oil and gas company Eni, which had contracted the ship, announced a week later that the cavern, called Calypso, was “an extended gas column,” containing an estimated six to eight trillion cubic feet of natural gas

What No Deal Brexit Means for UK and EU Energy Markets

Friday, October 5, 2018

What No Deal Brexit Means for UK and EU Energy Markets

A no deal Brexit will encourage the U.K. to invest more in domestic power generation to balance additional costs from electricity imports from the EU as a third country and to upgrade its gas storage capacity, a policy analyst at the European Policy Centre (EPC) told Anadolu Agency on Thursday


Russia Seeks to Increase its Share in LNG Market

Friday, September 28, 2018

Russia Seeks to Increase its Share in LNG Market

Russia seeks to become one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters thanks to foreign investments despite U.S. sanctions against some Russian entities. Until a few years ago, Russian authorities had been skeptical about the prospects on competing for the global LNG market dominated by Qatar, Australia, Algeria, Indonesia and the U.S

Saudi Arabia is at its Least Stable in 50 Years

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Saudi Arabia is at its Least Stable in 50 Years

The stability of Saudi Arabia is becoming more fragile as the young crown prince’s judgment and competence are increasingly in doubt. Mohammed bin Salman has a track record of impulsive and reckless decisions at home and abroad that calls into question the kingdom’s future


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*


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