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Global energy body voices concern on security, CO2

12.11.14 @ 01:10

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has voiced concern on security of supply, greenhouse gas emissions, and the future of nuclear power over the next two decades. “The global energy system is in danger of falling ...

Hungary moves ahead with South Stream pipeline

05.11.14 @ 10:01

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday reiterated his support for the Russian-backed South Stream natural gas pipeline after parliament gave the green light to a law seen as paving the way for its construction ...

'No one to stay cold', as Russia and Ukraine clinch winter gas deal

31.10.14 @ 09:29

Ukraine and Russia have agreed terms on winter gas supplies in a deal the EU says will contribute to “de-escalation” of the military conflict. The breakthrough was sealed at a signing ceremony and press conference in ...

EU-brokered gas talks bedevilled by ‘lack of trust’

30.10.14 @ 09:29

Negotiators are struggling to secure EU winter gas supplies, with Ukraine saying chances of a deal are “pretty high”, but complaining of “lack of trust”. EU-brokered talks between Russia and Ukraine’s energy ministers ...

Lithuania to see energy independence as liquid gas terminal arrives

28.10.14 @ 09:27

A floating liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal arrived at the Lithuanian city Klaipeda on Monday (27 October) where it was greeted by locals as the guarantor of the Baltic region's energy supply. The vessel, called The ...

Cyprus seeks harsh EU statement on Turkey

24.10.14 @ 09:29

Nicosia persuaded EU leaders at the summit in Brussels on Thursday (23 October) to criticise Turkey for violating its economic zone and sovereignty. “We are convinced that, without a strong collective message, Turkey ...

EU leaders reach 2030 deal on climate and energy

24.10.14 @ 03:59

EU leaders agreed a new climate and energy deal for the next decade and a half in Brussels at around 1am local time on Friday (24 October). The accord includes four targets for 2030: on reduction of greenhouse gas ...

EU leaders mull climate u-turn if international talks fail

23.10.14 @ 21:41

The climate and energy targets for 2030 which EU leaders are to finalise at a Brussels summit on Thursday (23 October) will not be set in stone, according to a leaked document. Depending on the international climate ...

EU leaders gear up for heated climate summit

23.10.14 @ 09:29

The EU's 28 leaders are meeting on Thursday (23 October) in Brussels for what are expected to be tough negotiations on climate targets. “The negotiations will not be simple and I can't say if there will be a deal”, ...

Open letters help frame debate on climate summit

22.10.14 @ 18:30

EU leaders have been receiving quite a number of letters this past month as an important climate summit approaches. Companies, trade associations and NGOs have sent at least a dozen open letters to government leaders ...

What are the EU climate talks about?

20.10.14 @ 09:28

The leaders of the European governments are meeting this week to discuss climate goals. What are the talks about? Imagine you are going out to dinner with 27 friends and you have agreed to collectively pay the bill. ...

Leaked papers show EU disagreement on climate goals

16.10.14 @ 22:41

A week before the start of a Brussels summit on climate goals, member states disagree on various points of the so-called climate and energy policy framework for 2030. During the summit, government leaders will try to ...

Russian gas less mighty than it looks, EU says

16.10.14 @ 21:55

A Russian gas cut-off would have a “substantial impact” on eastern Europe, but even the most vulnerable countries - Bulgaria, Estonia, and Finland - could get through the winter. The European Commission “stress test”, ...

EU institutions don't follow own advice on climate

15.10.14 @ 19:16

The European Union has several policies which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and is asking citizens to help make that happen. Average citizens "can significantly reduce CO2 emissions by making smart choices”, a ...

EU worried by budget cuts on energy watchdogs

13.10.14 @ 18:30

The European Commission is worried that in some of the EU's member states, energy watchdogs lack the staff and resources to properly do their job. It is also concerned about the independence of some national watchdogs. ...

OpinionAdriatic Sea faces environmental threat

13.10.14 @ 10:00

A potentially perilous environmental case is unfolding in Croatia. In an attempt to revive the Croatian economy quickly, the Croatian authorities have published an international tender for offshore hydrocarbons ...

Debate on nuclear energy rekindles in parts of Europe

13.10.14 @ 09:24

The role of nuclear energy has returned to the centre of the political debate in various corners of Europe. Two nations are discussing their reliance on nuclear energy this week: one whether to expand it, the other ...

What does Poland (really) want from the 2030 package?

09.10.14 @ 17:12

European Union leaders are planning a political debate on their 2030 climate-energy package targets when they meet in Brussels at the end of October. The issue is a sensitive one for Poland: the Polish Electricity ...

EU lets UK subsidise nuclear power plant

08.10.14 @ 16:07

The European Commission is allowing the UK to subsidise the construction of a nuclear power plant which is to account for 7 percent of the country's electricity needs. The UK has revised its scheme in such a way that ...

EU puts pressure on Serbia to stop South Stream gas pipeline

07.10.14 @ 09:18

The European Commission is to tell Serbia its accession prospects will suffer if it builds South Stream, a Russian gas pipeline. It says in its annual enlargement report, out on Wednesday (8 October), that “the ...

Slovene commissioner criticised across the board

06.10.14 @ 19:19

From the first until the 45th and last question at a European Parliament hearing on Monday (6 October), Alenka Bratusek remained polite, thanking each member of parliament for their question. But towards the end of the ...

Dutch goals for renewable energy criticised as unrealistic

06.10.14 @ 09:28

The feasibility of a Dutch agreement on energy that had been heralded as “an important step towards a cleaner future”, has been thrown into question a year after it was signed. The 'Energy Agreement for Sustainable ...

Eastern countries oppose EU climate goals

02.10.14 @ 09:31

With only three weeks to go before the European Council is to make a final decision on new climate goals for 2030, six Central and Eastern European countries have declared their opposition to the proposed targets. In an ...

Ukraine wary of EU's Russia gas deal

29.09.14 @ 18:12

The EU is keen for Ukraine to accept a winter deal on Russian gas, but Ukraine is wary of the terms and of broader EU-Russia energy ties. The deal - put forward by the European Commission in talks in Berlin last Friday ...

OpinionRussia sanctions and the EU: What went wrong?

23.09.14 @ 09:07

Last March – after months of escalation in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine – President Obama initiated sanctions against Russia in financial services, energy, defence and related materials sectors. New sanctions ensued ...

Russia reduces gas supplies, as EU imposes sanctions

11.09.14 @ 18:55

Poland and Slovakia have said gas supplies from Russia are down, as the EU prepares to impose new sanctions. A Polish diplomat told EUobserver on Thursday (11 September) that volumes fell by 20 percent on Monday and ...

EU repeats demand for energy chapter in US trade treaty

10.09.14 @ 09:26

The EU's trade chief has reiterated his demands for the US to include an energy chapter as part of a trans-Atlantic free trade deal. "It is important that we come forward with a position on that [energy agreement] as ...

Russia angst sees EU energy efficiency targets watered down

23.07.14 @ 17:26

The EU commission on Wednesday (23 July) tabled a plan to increase the bloc's overall energy efficiency, but had to water it down amid fears of Russian gas supplies being cut in the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Under the ...

AgendaMore EU top jobs handed out this WEEK

14.07.14 @ 09:25

The saga of who will get the EU's top jobs will move a step closer to conclusion this week, in the last major decision before the EU institutions begin their six-week summer recess. On Tuesday (14 July), attention will ...

Italian EU presidency backs South Stream

10.07.14 @ 19:13

The Italian EU presidency is in favour of a controversial Russian pipeline, South Stream, which would circumvent Ukraine to bring gas to south-east Europe. "We think South Stream should go ahead, as it would improve the ...

Leaked paper: EU wants 'guaranteed' access to US oil and gas

09.07.14 @ 09:27

The EU wants the US to lift its restrictions on exporting gas and crude oil as part of ongoing trade talks, according to a leaked European Commission document. The strategy paper by the EU executive, obtained by the ...

OpinionMassive EU gas investment a mistake

27.06.14 @ 09:02

Friday's (27 June) gathering of EU ministers is the second time this month to discuss, among other things, Europe’s supply of natural gas. The crisis in Ukraine has been a wakeup call, exposing Brussels' weak position ...

Nato says Russia funding anti-shale NGOs

20.06.14 @ 09:29

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has accused Russia of funding NGOs which oppose shale gas. He made the controversial statement in a Q and A session at Chatham House, a London-based think tank, on Thursday (19 June). “I ...

EU commission scales up rhetoric against Russian gas pipeline

03.06.14 @ 10:05

The European Commission has indicated it will obstruct the building of a new Russia-EU gas pipeline to bypass Ukraine. Its energy chief, German Gunther Oettinger, told the Frankfurt Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung over the ...

EU unveils plan to curb reliance on Russian gas

28.05.14 @ 19:48

The EU has unveiled plans to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, with increased imports from Norway and energy efficiency at the top of its wish-list. Launching the European Commission's paper on European Energy ...

Russia-China deal overshadows talk of EU energy union

22.05.14 @ 09:29

The EU's lack of a common energy policy costs the bloc €30 billion per year, Polish prime minister Donald Tusk told a conference of European energy experts on Wednesday (21 May). But talks about the possibility of an EU ...

Barroso warns Russia against cutting Ukraine gas

21.05.14 @ 19:55

The EU on Wednesday (21 May) warned Russia against interrupting gas supplies to Ukraine amid threats by state-owned Gazprom to cut flows. “As long as the trilateral talks are on-going, gas flows should not be ...

EU energy chief aims for Ukraine-Russia gas deal by end-May

19.05.14 @ 19:01

EU energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger has promised to try to resolve a gas price dispute between Russia and Ukraine by the end of May. Speaking on Monday (19 May) after holding talks with Russian energy minister ...

Russian gas supplies 'not guaranteed', EU commissioner warns

02.05.14 @ 18:07

A first mediation attempt by the EU between Russia and Ukraine on their gas price dispute on Friday (2 May) in Warsaw ended with no results other than the willingness to meet again. "It is with concern that we see the ...

Russia to file WTO lawsuit against EU energy laws

01.05.14 @ 09:22

Russia is to file its second formal complaint against the EU with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the EU's so-called 'Third Energy Package,' according to reports on Wednesday (30 April). At the heart of the ...

Time for EU energy union, says Polish PM

22.04.14 @ 10:54

The European Union must create an energy union to secure its supply and reduce its dependence on Russian gas, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk has said. Tusk's energy blueprint, set out in an article in the Financial ...

UN report calls for 'technological change' on global warming

14.04.14 @ 09:26

International climate scientists warn the world must shift away from fossil intensive energy production amid recent proposals by the European Commission to phase out subsidies for renewables. In a report out on Sunday ( ...

Alarm over EU proposal to cut loose renewable energy firms

09.04.14 @ 19:59

European Commission proposals on Wednesday (9 April) to phase out subsidies for renewable energy producers have met with accusations of a "corporate capture" of EU policymaking. Speaking to reporters in Brussels, ...

Europe looking at alternatives to Russian gas

14.03.14 @ 20:04

EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday (20-21 March) will look at ways to lower the bloc's dependence on Russian gas, as they prepare economic sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine. "The European Council ...

EU to approve €1.1bn Ukraine aid package

05.03.14 @ 09:30

The European Commission will officially agree to offer Ukraine €1.1 billion in emergency aid on Thursday (5 March), officials told EUobserver. The move amounts to a top-up of €500 million to a previous offer of €610 ...

Industry bosses demand EU action on soaring energy prices

28.02.14 @ 10:37

EU leaders must address rising energy prices and climate policies which are crippling the bloc's manufacturing sector, according to a manifesto signed by more than 100 industry bosses. One hundred and thirty seven chief ...

EU ditches plan to regulate on shale gas

22.01.14 @ 17:35

The European Commission has backed away from tabling new laws to regulate shale gas extraction, choosing to leave national governments in charge on the controversial practice. Instead, the EU executive proposed a set of ...

EU proposes 'affordable' climate targets

22.01.14 @ 15:38

The European Commission on Wednesday (22 January) proposed new greenhouse gas targets which it said would see the EU remain the global leader on climate change action, without damaging the bloc's fragile economy. Under ...

Gazprom warns EU of winter 'catastrophe'

15.11.13 @ 09:28

Gazprom has warned that Ukraine might not have enough gas to feed EU transit customers in the coming winter. The deputy chairman of the Russian firm, Vitaly Markelov, told press in an emailed statement on Thursday (14 ...

FocusBerlin citizens keen to buy their electricity grid

01.11.13 @ 19:52

People living in Berlin are heading to the polls on Sunday (3 November) in a referendum on buying back the city's electricity grid from Swedish energy giant Vattenfall. Vattenfall means "waterfall." The state-owned ...