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France aims for ‘a true ecological sovereignty for Europe’ at informal EU talks

Paris, which currently holds the six-month EU Council presidency, has highlighted the objective of achieving greater EU sovereignty on energy and environment as EU ministers dealing with these issues embark on a three-day informal meeting in Amiens. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 11-01-2022

US gas stocks normalise, warm winter allows LNG exports to Europe

US natural gas stocks returned to normal by the end of last year as a result of an exceptionally mild start to the heating season and high prices, which encouraged coal-fired power generation rather than gas burning.
Central Asia 06-01-2022

Europe voices concern over unrest in Kazakhstan

Authorities in Kazakhstan declared a nationwide state of emergency and promised a tough crackdown on Wednesday (5 January) as mass unrest plunged the country into chaos.
Central Asia 05-01-2022

Kazakhstan government resigns after violent protests over fuel price

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accepted the government's resignation on Wednesday (5 January), his office said, after a fuel price increase in the oil-rich Central Asian country triggered protests in which nearly 100 police were injured.
Enlargement 29-12-2021

Residents fire up generators as Kosovo energy crisis escalates

As Kosovo endures its worst energy crisis in a decade, Xhelal Gashi is considering closing down his bakery in Pristina because he is struggling to cover fuel costs for a generator since authorities introduced power cuts.
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To prevent future energy prices crises, EU leaders must stop neglecting energy efficiency

When European governments devise solutions to cope with the high energy price crisis, they tend to address the problem mainly with supply side measures. This time around, it would be reassuring to see that leaders recognise the key role of energy savings, writes Arianna Vitali Roscini.
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Politics 01-12-2021

Stability in the Mediterranean region will bring stability to Europe

Stability in the Mediterranean region will bring stability to Europe. It is time to continue to strengthen dialogue with a stronger commitment of partnership and cooperation. We do share the same challenges. Only together, can we mutually seize the same opportunities.
Climate change 30-11-2021

Europe’s climate legislation must work for citizens, says Spanish lawmaker

Europe's new climate legislation needs to help citizens transition to renewable energy while protecting them from price shocks caused by volatile fossil fuel prices, according to Nicolás González Casares, a Spanish lawmaker for the Socialists and Democrats.
Energy 29-11-2021

Policies to mitigate high energy prices should fast-track building renovation

It is troubling to see that buildings have been given a relatively small space in the overall strategy to combat rising energy prices, writes Oliver Rapf.
Energy 26-11-2021

Tackling high energy prices and fighting energy poverty – a view from Poland

Citizens across Europe are currently struggling with the challenge of skyrocketing energy prices. Over the last year, the prices of coal have risen nearly three times, the prices of natural gas in European markets have risen even ten times in this period.

Europe’s energy price hike fuelled by speculators, Spain and Poland say

In the face of rising energy prices, Spain and Poland have called for trading limits to be placed on the world’s largest carbon market, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). Market analysts, however, say speculative positions are currently too small to be statistically significant.

Energy crisis could worsen poverty for millions of Europeans

Energy prices have skyrocketed in the past months, increasing the concern that millions of Europeans will have to choose between paying their bills and putting food on the table this winter.
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Availability of advanced, second-generation biofuels increases – Policymakers asked to unleash their full potential

Energy prices are soaring and the Commission in its recent communication confirms its determination to stick to its proposed Fit-for-55-package. It concludes that “the clean energy transition is the best insurance against price shocks like the one the EU is facing today”.

EU countries ramp up pressure to grant nuclear a ‘green’ investment label

A group of ten European countries have heaped pressure on the European Commission to grant nuclear energy a ‘green’ label under the EU's sustainable finance taxonomy, which acts as a guide to climate-friendly investments.
Energy 27-10-2021

Irish minister: Europe needs to move away from foreign-controlled fossil fuels

The EU needs to increase its renewable energy capacity, become more self-sufficient in energy production and move away from foreign-controlled fossil fuels, according to Ossian Smyth, Irish minister of state.
Energy 27-10-2021

EU avoiding ‘rash decisions’ on energy price rises

The impact of surging gas and electricity prices globally threatens the EU's energy market, but the bloc will not react hastily, officials said on Tuesday (26 October).
Electricity 26-10-2021

Nine EU countries reject Franco-Spanish push for electricity reforms

Nine EU states, including Germany, on Monday (25 October) rejected a French-led bid to reform Europe's wholesale energy markets as prices soar.

Europe’s winter of discontent: The cost of sluggish energy transition

After a summer of heatwaves and wildfires in Europe, it’s strange to think this winter could be uncomfortably cold for many, writes Timur Tillyaev.
Climate change 22-10-2021

Eastern countries win carbon market ‘study’ at EU summit

The European Commission was instructed to “study” trading behaviour on the EU carbon market and crack down on potential abuse on energy markets after hours of tense debate at a summit on Thursday (21 October) where EU leaders haggled over rising energy prices.
Future EU 21-10-2021

AS IT HAPPENED: EU leaders make meagre progress on energy, migration, Poland

Leaders of the EU-27 came together on 21-22 October for a summit dominated by a debate about Poland, whose increasingly defiant stance on rule of law and the role of Brussels has challenged the fundamentals of EU order and put the bloc to a serious test.
Climate change 21-10-2021

EU summit to pass on energy ‘hot potato’ to ministers

EU leaders will take stock of the European Commission's proposed "toolbox" of measures to tackle rising energy prices when they meet in Brussels today (21 October), but will leave energy ministers to discuss the details next week, according to draft summit conclusions seen by EURACTIV.
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Agrifood 19-10-2021

Energy crisis today – fertiliser and food crisis tomorrow?

Sky-high gas prices forced EU fertilizer industry to curtail production. Gas is the most important raw material for fertilizer production, and unless this crisis is quickly averted, the short-term crisis could lead to permanent closures or industry relocation outside of Europe.
Energy 14-10-2021

Dangerous liaisons: requesting additional gas from Russia will be politically sensitive

EU institutions have limited room to manoeuvre when it comes to going to Russia with requests for more gas in order to alleviate the energy crisis and help Europe get through the winter, warns Andrei Belyi.    
Energy 13-10-2021

EU outlines short and long-term answer to global energy price surge

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday (13 October) a “toolbox” of measures  EU countries will be able to draw from when responding to rising energy prices in the short term, while pointing to an upcoming gas market reform for measures to be considered in the long term.