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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

No-one will ‘freeze to death’ if the planned lignite-fired power plant in Kosovo does not receive support from multilateral development banks, but if it does, low-income households may well end up choosing between electricity and food. How can an institution, whose very mission is to end poverty, justify this project? by Visar Azemi, Coordinator at… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Paris was a landmark deal! A major achievement to save the planet! The beginning of the end for the fossil fuel industry! The platitudes of the leaders on the Paris Agreement were rich; the reality of the text was very poor. The Risk-Monger read the COP-21 document to see what the excitement was about and… » read more

  Posted by The Risk-Monger

The #EurActory40Energy list features 150 of the most influential experts in Energy Union. This list was created with the support of an innovative tool called EurActory, the directory of EU policy experts. The invited participants were able to discover and enrich the #EurActory40Energy “long list” of top policy experts with influence on EU Energy Union… » read more

  Posted by EU Community

By Leia Achampong, Climate & Energy Assistant at WWF European Policy Office Week two of COP21 opened with a new text handed over to ministers from negotiators, with a mid-week deadline for an agreed text. The conference is on track to a fruitful outcome, but must embody the necessary strength, durability, and ambition to ensure… » read more

  Posted by WWF Climate & Energy Blog

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