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Gas is one of the safest bets for EU’s energy and climate success

Europe will need gas to make renewables work. One of my principal aims as the new president of GasNaturally will be to engage with our partners and policymakers and explain why gas is one of the safest bets if we want EU energy and climate policy to be a success, writes Marco Alverà.
Agrifood 08-02-2017

Belarus in energy and border fracas with big brother Russia

Russia and Belarus remained allies after the collapse of the Soviet Union but their relationship has soured lately. The main point of contention appears to be energy supply. Euractiv Germany reports.
Energy 19-10-2016

‘Milestone’ Greek electricity deal ends 10-year dispute

Greece’s electricity company has signed a long-awaited energy supply agreement with the country’s biggest industry customer - Aluminium of Greece - ending a conflict over the pricing of electricity that had been raging for almost sixteen years.
Energy 04-07-2016

Emissions injustices committed against Greece must be corrected

The EU established its criteria for awarding free CO2 emission allowances in 2013. However, it failed to take into account the tough economic conditions that lay ahead, writes Georgios Andriotis.
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Can Germany's Energiewende ensure supply security?
Energy 21-06-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Germany’s Energiewende ensure supply security?

Boosting renewable energies and using existing sources more efficiently are the two main pillar of the German energy transition, better known as Energiewende. Both pillars contribute to the goal of lowering the dependence on energy imports.
Energy 26-05-2016

New Deal needed to combat energy poverty

As I write this, an elderly person is deciding whether they can afford to heat their home, a parent is choosing a warm meal over a cold bath for their child, and a household wonders if it can pay its bills. This is unacceptable, writes MEP Theresa Griffin.
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John Cooper from FuelsEurope
Energy 25-02-2016

6th EU Refining Forum will take place on 1 March 2016

An interview with John Cooper, Director General of FuelsEurope ahead of the 6th EU Refining Forum
Sara Bell, CEO of Tempus Energy
Brexit 08-12-2014

UK energy regulation fails consumers

An engrained, institutional bias in favour of building new energy production assets to boost supply means that cost-effective ‘no build’ technologies for managing - and reducing - demand on the consumer side have been ignored, writes Sara Bell.
Bishow Parajuli, the World Food Programme's representative in Yemen, in the capital, Sana'a. [Fares Khoailed/WFP].
Development Policy 25-07-2014

UN official: Yemen could be ‘first country to run out of water’

Since the political crisis erupted in Yemen in 2011, the country has begun to move towards democracy. Many challenges remain in the country, wracked by civil unrest and widespread water and food insecurity, says Bishow Parajuli, the UN World Food Programme's representative in Yemen.
Energy 01-10-2013

Expert: The EU falters on common energy interests

No matter how much we talk about a common EU energy policy, many examples show that some member states don't favour setting up trans-border links, and Poland is clearly one of them, Dr Ar?nas Molis told EURACTIV Czech Republic in an exclusive interview.
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Energy 18-07-2013

EPEE High Level Conference on Energy and Climate

On 19 June, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), held its Annual General Meeting in Brussels.
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Energy 13-06-2013

F-Gases: Yes to a phase-down, No to bans

On the 19th of June, the ENVI committee votes on new F-Gas Rules. Your vote is important because the decision of the European Parliament is vital for a sensible policy on F-Gases until 2030. You might not know it, but F-Gases are essential ingredients to ensure health, safety and comfort in our modern day live. They are used as refrigerants in supermarkets to keep our food fresh and healthy, in heat pumps to heat our homes, in cold stores and lorries, in hospitals and many more …
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Energy 10-06-2013

Southern Gas Corridor: Interconnecting grids and diversifying supplies in South East Europe and the Balkans

Following the January 2009 gas crisis, diversification of gas supplies and the identification of additional supply sources have become a strategic priority for the EU.   With the extraordinary EU summit in May, dedicated to energy, EU leaders will have to be well prepared to discuss the bloc’s energy relations in the long-term.  
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Energy 29-01-2013

EU keeps cool in fresh Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute

Ukraine and Russia are embroiled in a new gas dispute after Moscow sent Kyiv a huge bill for gas it commissioned under long-term contracts but did not use. Asked by EURACTIV if there was a risk of a repeat of the 2009 gas crisis, the European Commission said it expected both sides to make sure that shipments to the EU remain uninterrupted.
Energy 12-11-2012

Switching energy supplier can still take months, experts say

Switching energy suppliers and settling disputes still take too long in EU countries, says a review by the Council of European Energy Regulators.
Energy 23-10-2012

Bulgaria challenges Russia on energy issues

While there is significant disagreement within the Kremlin about how to deal with Sofia's challenge, Moscow is running out of ways to push Bulgaria into fast-tracking its commitment to South Stream, says Stratfor.
Regional Policy 17-10-2012

MEPs question EU’s energy strategy in the Balkans

MEPs and local NGOs worry that that the European Commission is bypassing civil society and environmental rules as it devises an energy strategy for the Western Balkan region.
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Energy 05-10-2012

EU nuclear reactors in need of safety upgrades

Despite the 'hundreds' of defects pointed out by a commission's leaked report, the European Commission on Thursday said that the safety of all nuclear reactors across Europe is 'satisfactory". "The safety situation in the EU is at good level and satisfactory. There is no nuclear power plant which must be shut down immediately for safety reasons', said Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Energy.
Trade & Society 20-09-2012

MEPs divided on whether EU should regulate shale gas

Lawmakers on the European Parliament's environment committee backed strong new regulation on shale gas and oil mining yesterday (19  September), just after their colleagues in the energy committee insisted on each country's right to decide for itself.
Energy 18-09-2012

Industry: Consumer fears on smart meters are ‘overblown’

Industry is waiting for national energy regulators in each member state to decide how to distribute the costs involved in the roll-out of smart meters, which could fall on consumers, depending on each market's 'peculiarities', John Harris, of smart metering company Landis+Gyr, told EURACTIV.
Energy 05-09-2012

Commission opens antitrust case against Gazprom

The European Commission is investigating the Russian energy giant Gazprom for allegedly hindering competition in Central and Eastern European gas markets, in breach of EU antitrust rules. 
Energy 31-08-2012

Hungary’s bid to nationalise E.ON could spur funding backlash

  Hungary's plan to nationalise E.ON is the latest instance of the Orbán administration's efforts to consolidate control over the country's energy and utilities sector. The operation is expected to cost nearly €2 billion at a time of challenging economic problems for the country, writes Stratfor.