Ahead of heating season, EU gas tanks are full

By |avgust 28th, 2019|energy security, Gas, gas price, LNG, News, Nord Stream-2, oil, oil prices|

With gas prices at a ten-year low, storage tanks are far fuller than average for this time of year. This may have political implications as lawmakers think about security of supply.

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Ukraine’s elections highlight deep divides over natural gas

By |februar 15th, 2019|energy security, energy supply, gas pipeline, gas price, gazprom, natural gas, News, shale gas, Ukraine|

The direction of Ukraine’s energy policies is of great interest to observers in Brussels and the European capitals, as a stable and prosperous Ukraine would increase overall European energy security, writes Robert Rapier.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine’s elections highlight deep divides over natural gas

Energy and cyber security: The other capacity gap

By |julij 12th, 2018|cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, energy security, Internet of Things, IoT, News|

Europe’s energy companies have made real progress on cyber security in many ways. But actions speak louder than words, and cyber security needs to be a core component of any utility’s strategy, argues Michael John.

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Forget the skills gap, in energy cyber security, it’s a chasm

By |april 16th, 2018|cyber defence, cyber security, cyber-crime, Cybersecurity, energy security, European cybercrime center, News, power grids|

There are frighteningly few cyber security experts with the right skills in the electricity industry, warns Michael John. While there is room for hope in the longer-term, he outlines what can be done now to plug the gaps.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Forget the skills gap, in energy cyber security, it’s a chasm

EU closer to ‘genuine Energy Union’ as MEPs support gas supply solidarity

By |september 12th, 2017|energy security, Maltese Presidency, Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete, natural gas, News, Nord Stream-2, Russia, Ukraine|

European lawmakers approved on Tuesday (12 September) a new security of gas regulation, which includes a solidarity principle in case of supply disruptions and will make it more difficult for other countries to 'blackmail' the EU's members.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU closer to ‘genuine Energy Union’ as MEPs support gas supply solidarity

Finland doubles down on nuclear power as coal heads out the door

By |september 1st, 2017|coal phase-out, coal power, energy security, Finland, News, nuclear power, Russia, Sweden|

Finland is set to embrace a decarbonised future by increasing carbon taxes and introducing laws in 2018 that will begin to phase out the use of coal, with more nuclear capacity waiting to offer an alternative fuel source.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Finland doubles down on nuclear power as coal heads out the door

Croatia starts preliminary work on Adriatic LNG terminal

By |avgust 18th, 2017|Croatia, energy security, LNG, News, Poland|

Croatia has started preliminary underwater works in the northern Adriatic, the first concrete step in building a long-delayed liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal that is part of EU efforts to boost energy security and reduce dependence on Russian gas.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Croatia starts preliminary work on Adriatic LNG terminal

US sanctions against Moscow change Europe’s energy dependency

By |avgust 8th, 2017|energy sector, energy security, natural gas, News, shale gas|

The growth of shale gas extraction is positioning the United States to be a bigger natural gas exporter, potentially challenging Russia's hold on the European market.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za US sanctions against Moscow change Europe’s energy dependency

Undersea power cable soldiers on despite WWII bombs

By |avgust 1st, 2017|Belgium, energy interconnectors, energy security, France, News, United Kingdom, World War II|

A large-scale energy interconnector project linking the United Kingdom to mainland Europe is pressing on, despite the discovery of wartime bombs and mines in the cable’s path.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Undersea power cable soldiers on despite WWII bombs

Bulgaria warns EU is becoming over-dependent on gas transited via Turkey

By |julij 20th, 2017|Boyko Borissov, energy security, Gas, gas hubs, gazprom, News, pipeline politics, Russia, Turkey, Turkish Stream|

The European Commission is expected to greenlight the second thread of the Turkish Stream pipeline stretching to Bulgaria's Black Sea shore, according to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borrisov who warned that the EU is becoming over-dependent on gas t...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bulgaria warns EU is becoming over-dependent on gas transited via Turkey