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Ahead of a referendum in the Netherlands on the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, Olexi Pasyuk from the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine discusses the agreement’s importance for Ukraine’s civil society and why Europe must still improve how it engages with the country. by Olexi Pasyuk, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. (The… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Christian Charisius) The European Commission recently presented a sustainable energy security package, which concludes that natural gas is the path to “energy security”. Unfortunately, this gas pivot will intensify tensions in an already wobbly union and extend the EU’s fossil fuel dependency. An efficient and effective Energy Union will require true solidarity –… » read more

  Posted by Politheor: European Policy Network Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. Continuing… » read more

  Posted by Kaj Embren

Guest blog post by Panama Bartholomy, Project Director at the Investor Confidence Project Europe. At the recent Investor Days event, I had the personal privilege of hosting three panels of representatives from the financial sector (Deutsche Bank, Amber Infrastructure, UK Green Investment Bank, Joule Assets, European Investment Bank, SUSI Partners, and Triodos Bank) focused on… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

While the Energy Community yesterday failed to consider more stringent air pollution rules for the Western Balkans, a new report quantifies the health costs of the region’s coal burning both within the region itself as well as in the neighbouring European Union. by Ioana Ciuta, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog I often hear that countries… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Current EU support is not just a distraction from the energy path Ukraine needs to take, it also puts countless communities in Ukraine and abroad at risk. by Iryna Holovko, Ukrainian campaigner for Bankwatch (cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog) European decision makers had good intentions, but in their efforts to help ensure Ukraine’s energy security,… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

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

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

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