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New Targets Make for ‘Fruitful’ Energy Partnership

Friday, February 26, 2021

New Targets Make for ‘Fruitful’ Energy Partnership

by Chryssa Liaggou

The prospects of green energy have rekindled the flame of interest from German energy firm RWE in Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC), first expressed in 2008 with plans for joining forces in the construction of two coal-fired plants with a total output of 1.6 gigawatts.

Former Assistant Secretary of State Frank Fannon Sees ‘Continuity’ in US Energy Policy

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Former Assistant Secretary of State Frank Fannon Sees ‘Continuity’ in US Energy Policy

by Chryssa Liaggou*

The Biden administration will “maintain a degree of continuity” on US policy for developing a strong energy market in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, according to former assistant secretary of state for energy resources Frank Fannon, who was one of the driving forces behind the Greece-Cyprus-Israel trilateral partnership.


Nuclear Faces «a Lot of Uncertainty» as EU Green Evaluation Looms

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Nuclear Faces «a Lot of Uncertainty» as EU Green Evaluation Looms

by Frédéric Simon*

The industry is growing increasingly nervous about European Commission plans to evaluate the safety of radioactive waste handling as an expert report is expected next month on how to classify nuclear energy under the EU’s green finance taxonomy

Greece, Bulgaria team for hat trick on Russian gas

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Greece, Bulgaria team for hat trick on Russian gas

Greece and Bulgaria advanced the development of three natural gas projects this week that will lessen the two countries’ dependence on Russian gas. Greece’s parliament ratified on January 26 a cooperation agreement on the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) pipeline and the foundation treaty of the EastMed Gas Forum (EMGF) while two days later Bulgaria’s state gas company Bulgartransgaz finalised a deal to take 20% of Greek company Gastrade, which is developing the Alexandroupolis foating LNG


OPEC+ Now Sees Weaker Oil Demand Growth For 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

OPEC+ Now Sees Weaker Oil Demand Growth For 2021

by By Tsvetana Paraskova*

OPEC+ expects global oil demand to rise by 5.6 million barrels per day (bpd) this year—lower estimated growth than OPEC’s assessment of 5.9-million-bpd demand increase from less than three weeks ago, according to the group’s Joint Technical Committee (JTC), which met via videoconference on Tuesday

A Dialogue without Terms, Rules and Guarantees?

Monday, January 25, 2021

A Dialogue without Terms, Rules and Guarantees?

By Yannis Valinakis*

Our rush to start exploratory contacts is striking. Political romanticism, intense external pressures or electoral purposes are the only explanations as to why Greece, after all it has endured and continues to endure daily, instead of reversing pressures and taking full advantage of the available strategic window, prefers to concede the advantage to a cornered Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Oil Majors Beat Traders, Gas Rivals to Cash in on LNG Price Spike

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Oil Majors Beat Traders, Gas Rivals to Cash in on LNG Price Spike

by Jessica Jaganathan, Benjamin Mallet, Dmitry Zhdannikov


Global energy majors including Royal Dutch Shell and Total are expected to benefit most from January’s gas price spike, beating rival trading houses and non-integrated producers thanks to their access to multiple sources of the fuel.

What Happens to Floating PV When the Water Surface Freezes?

Friday, January 15, 2021

What Happens to Floating PV When the Water Surface Freezes?

by Emiliano Bellini*

What happens to a floating PV system located in cold climates during freezing temperatures? How is the plant handled and which kind of risks could be associated with these unfavorable climatic conditions? We have sought to answer these questions with the help of Kane Wang, manager of Sungrow Floating’s system solution department.


The Ordeal of the Greek EEZ

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Ordeal of the Greek EEZ

by Prof. Theodoros Kariotis*

The Greek-Turkish relations are arguably at their worst since 1974. It is, therefore, very important to understand this dangerous dispute and the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). In 1967, Malta’s ambassador to the United Nations, A. Pardo, called for the convening of an international conference to devise a new law of the seas. Fifteen years later, on December 10, 1982, nearly 120 countries signed the new UNCLOS.

Can Bioengineered Plants Solve Our Carbon Problem?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Can Bioengineered Plants Solve Our Carbon Problem?

by Tsvetana Paraskova*

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology is being hailed as an indispensable part of the energy transition. Net-zero emissions “will be virtually impossible without CCUS,” says the International Energy Agency (IEA), while start-ups and Big Oil are looking to create a market for carbon capture to tackle climate change


Oil Demand to Reach Pre-Covid Levels by 2023: BofA

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Oil Demand to Reach Pre-Covid Levels by 2023: BofA

While the oil industry is moving in the right direction with a number of refinery closures announced since October, more closures are likely needed, as the global oil demand to reach pre-Covid-19 levels by 2023, said the Bank of America (BofA) in a new report

Photovoltaic-Thermal District Heating Networks Are Feasible

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Photovoltaic-Thermal District Heating Networks Are Feasible

by Emiliano Bellini*

A consortium of scientists and companies led by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has demonstrated the technical and economical feasibility of solar-powered heating of buildings in a given neighborhood, without the need for an external heat source


Sustainable Transport: EU Needs Advanced Biofuels to Deliver on Green Deal

Friday, December 4, 2020

Sustainable Transport: EU Needs Advanced Biofuels to Deliver on Green Deal

The European Green Deal is an unprecedented package of legislative measures aimed at making the EU climate neutral in 2050. It is said that the Green Deal will change the EU as substantially as the creation of the single market back in the early nineties. The stakes are surely high: Climate change is one of the global challenges of this century and the clock is ticking to find and deploy technological solutions to address it

Big Banks Virtue Signaling Is Irrelevant For Arctic Oil

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Big Banks Virtue Signaling Is Irrelevant For Arctic Oil

by Irina Slav


JP Morgan. Citi. Morgan Stanley. Goldman Sachs. All of these banks have announced they will no longer finance oil and gas drilling projects in the Arctic, virtue signaling to environmental groups that have been pressing for the suspension of Arctic drilling altogether


Renewable Energy Turning Up Heat On Natural Gas

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Renewable Energy Turning Up Heat On Natural Gas

A push for clean energy to cut bills and greenhouse gas emissions is putting the future of natural gas production and consumption in Australia under pressure, argue Madeline Taylor and Susan M Park

Gigawatt-Scale Tandem PV Cell Output By 2022?

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Gigawatt-Scale Tandem PV Cell Output By 2022?

by Eric Wesoff*

Frank van Mierlo, the CEO of 1366 Technologies, is a betting man. And he’s betting your humble narrator that high-efficiency tandem solar cells are the near-term commercial future of solar


China in the Western Balkans Energy Sector: Between Development and Ecological Concerns

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

China in the Western Balkans Energy Sector: Between Development and Ecological Concerns

by Igor Novaković*

In the previous period, Chinese economic activity in the Western Balkans has been predominantly linked with infrastructure and energy projects. While this cooperation is often criticized from the geopolitical and geostrategic points of view, due to the increasing polarization between the US and China, as well as the EU and China, but also for clandestine deal-making

China’s Growing Niche Buyers of Liquefied Natural Gas

Friday, October 23, 2020

China’s Growing Niche Buyers of Liquefied Natural Gas

by Florence Tan and Kim Coghill

As newly formed PipeChina starts opening access to China’s gas infrastructure this month, a group of firms outside China’s national energy champions are set to become significant importers of liquefied natural gas, giving a welcome boost to weak global energy demand


Egypt’s Unprecedented Economic Success

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Egypt’s Unprecedented Economic Success

By Eman Yoyssef*

Egypt has witnessed, throughout history, many challenges and conflicts that have hampered its development path, and it has overcome these challenges to cope with regional and international developments, taking advantage of its unique geographical location. What Egypt has gone through from 2011 and until now is clear evidence of this. After many economic problems accumulated, a new vision emerged to solve them starting 2013.

Why is the Oruc Reis Back Out at Sea?

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Why is the Oruc Reis Back Out at Sea?

By Angelos Syrigos*

On September 22, Greece and Turkey announced that they would engage in exploratory talks. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is unlikely to have seen this particular development as a desirable conclusion to the 35-days crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean for a number of reasons.


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