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Oil production has outstripped demand to the point that the world has a 1-billion-barrel surplus that will take at least five years to work off, industry analysts say. Until the backlog is gone, oil prices will wallow, although where they will be at in a given month or year is hard to predict, the experts… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

Leaders across the continent have made it one of their priorities to move towards greater energy independence for the European Union. But who is the driving force here: The EU or its individual member states? Two interconnected factors which are essential to the issue may help us explore this question: Energy infrastructure and Geopolitics. Infrastructure… » read more

  Posted by Global Perspectives - Antonia Colibasanu, Stratfor

By Geneviève Pons, Director, WWF European Policy Office Saving the planet, transforming development, reforming the economy: EU Environment chiefs have a weighty agenda lined up for their meeting in Brussels this Friday. They will talk about implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda the EU and other world leaders adopted last autumn. Meeting the Agenda’s Sustainable… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

Who is the most influential on EU Energy Union policy? A ranking of the top 40 policy experts with influence in EU Energy Union policy was unveiled at a debate on the “State of the Energy Union one year after its launch”, organised by the EurActiv Institute. Download the full ‘#EurActory40 – #EnergyUnion’ list (PDF)… » read more

  Posted by EU Community

Milestones in wind and solar energy are coming every month, reflecting an acceleration in countries adding renewables to their power-generating mix. This rise in alternative-energy generation might one day in the mid to long term help Europe wean itself off Russian gas. One of the most recent reports involves wind overtaking nuclear in energy-generating capacity… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

Are all biofuels evil?

Biofuels have been a matter of conflict in the EU policy agenda. Until recently, the EU had an “unlimited” biofuel production policy which was heavily criticised by NGOs like Oxfam, Greenpeace or political faces like the Green Party of the European Parliament. But not all biofuels deserve their criticism. Author: Ays Sirakaya The biofuel critics’… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network

Can oil prices be predicted?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the future cannot be accurately predicted, and the same applies to oil prices. In the latter case, however, it is possible to consider alternative scenarios pertaining to certain fundamental factors which, while rather inert in a short-time horizon, can be shaped in the long term. These scenarios may… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

Energy efficiency and renewable energies are top priorities for an Europe running towards a low-carbon economy. Five protected areas from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy and Greece are proving that local, affordable and sustainable energy can be a reality for Europe, leading the way towards sustainable wood biomass exploitation. In the context of the EU’s policy… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

An energy scenario that could prove a valuable lesson for Europe is playing out on its borders. Before Russian-Turkish relations tanked in November of 2015 over the Turks’ downing of a Russian warplane in Turkish airspace, Russia had provided Turkey with half its natural gas. Now Turkey is scrambling to come up with alternative suppliers,… » read more

  Posted by The Eurasian Policy & Energy Hub

On Wednesday 10 February the European Commission will present the so-called Energy Union ‘Winter Package’. The package will consist of five elements: Revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation Proposal for a revised decision on Intergovernmental agreements in the field of energy Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas & Storage Strategy for heating and cooling Decision to…… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

On Wednesday 10 February the European Commission will present the so-called Energy Union ‘Winter Package’. The package will consist of five elements: Revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation Proposal for a revised decision on Intergovernmental agreements in the field of energy Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas & Storage Strategy for heating and cooling Decision to…… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

On Wednesday 10 February the European Commission will present the so-called Energy Union ‘Winter Package’. The package will consist of five elements: Revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation Proposal for a revised decision on Intergovernmental agreements in the field of energy Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas & Storage Strategy for heating and cooling Decision to…… » read more

  Posted by EU energy & climate blog by @StollmeyerEU

Guest blog post by Ian Gerard McKay, CEO of the Vancouver Economic Commission. 2016 will be the year that EU Member States and cities – along with the rest of the world – start delivering on COP21’s climate action agreements. With goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, EU cities pondering how to meaningfully contribute… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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