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EU strengthens energy cooperation with Chile, Argentina

This week EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson visited Chile and Argentina to step up cooperation with these two countries in the energy field, with...

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan open path for integrating energy systems with the EU

On May 1, during the Tashkent International Investment Forum in Tashkent, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan signed a memorandum of cooperation on merging the energy...

COP29 in Azerbaijan to focus on peace, climate finance, green issues

During this year’s United Nations climate conference COP29, host-country Azerbaijan will strive to act as a bridge-builder between all members of the international community,...

Navigating the climate challenges for COP29

The impacts of climate change have become more evident as greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from human activities cause increased heat, drought, floods etc. Changes...

Uzbekistan to mobilize investment in environmental protection, sustainable development

NE Global sat down for an interview, in the Uzbek capital, during the 3rd Tashkent International Investment Forum (TIIF) with Aziz Abdukhakimov, Uzbekistan's Minister of Ecology,...

Kazakhstan focuses on flood recovery

Sweeping across Central Asia, massive floods wreaked havoc in multiple regions of Kazakhstan, leaving thousands of people homeless. The floods are the worst the...

COP 29: Azerbaijan takes the spotlight

The next global climate conference, COP 29, will occur in November in Baku, Azerbaijan. The gathering is essential to continue discussing and developing strategies...

EU, U.S., Uzbekistan and other partners strengthen critical raw materials cooperation

The European Union, the United States, and other Minerals Security Partnership (MSP) partners, joined by Kazakhstan, Namibia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, officially launched the Minerals...

Can Innovation Diplomacy End the Climate Gamble?

With today’s global challenges urging equally global responses, an overlooked subset of diplomacy emerges as potentially pivotal: innovation diplomacy, a discipline related to the...

Chosen to host COP29, Azerbaijan draws special attention to its energy policy

Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov visited the U.S. this week where he held talks with World Bank representatives, U.S. government officials and investors, discussing...

Romania sees Black Sea renewable hub, gas production growth

Ambitious projects and cross-border cooperation between the countries in the region are key in order for the Black Sea to become a renewables energy...

Qatar, Kazakhstan to boost economic ties, energy projects

Qatar and Kazakhstan discussed economic cooperation between the two countries, including energy and signed a number of commercial agreements totaling almost USD 18 billion...

Bulgaria, Romania push regional renewable energy projects

Bulgaria is working with its neighbors to boost energy security and collaborate on joint cross-border projects in natural gas and renewables, according to Bulgaria’s...

Viking Link undersea cable to power up UK and Denmark

On December 29, Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet launched the Viking Link, the world’s longest electricity interconnector, establishing a subsea cable connection across...

COP28 focuses on Central Asia’s sustainable future

At COP28, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Kazakhstan organized a Green Projects Pitching Event to spotlight innovative and sustainable initiatives across Central...

COP28 reaches compromise deal to transition away from fossil fuels

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) closed on December 13 with a compromise deal. Instead of “phase out” or “phase down,” the agreement...

Economy Minister says Kazakhstan to expand investment and diversify trade with Europe

Kazakhstan’s Minister of National Economy, Alibek Kuantyrov, spoke to NE Global in an exclusive interview about his country's relations with Europe, Astana's economic partners,...

New DFC commitments to maritime infrastructure projects

The US recently announced two major commitments to funding maritime infrastructure and related commercial projects, one in Sri Lanka and another in Greece through...

The EU Green Deal is a barrier to trade and global partnerships

There is an English saying that if you can’t see the wood for the trees, then you should step back and then you will...

IEA warns transitions bring new risks to energy security

Clean technology and critical mineral supply chains are highly geographically concentrated, the International Energy Agency warned in its World Energy Outlook for 2023 and...

Turkey’s role in the EU’s energy transition

The European Union is facing a unique opportunity in a world increasingly defined by geopolitical tensions, economic turbulences and the urgency of addressing climate...

Ahead of COP28, global effort intensifies to scale up clean energy, reduce fossil fuel demand

Momentum behind efforts to build a broad coalition to keep the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C within reach increased at...

European aviation industry embraces new jet fuel regulation

The European Parliament on September 13 approved a new law to increase the uptake of sustainable fuels, such as advanced biofuels or hydrogen, in...

Nairobi Declaration calls for global tax on fossil fuel trade, maritime transport, aviation

As the curtains came down at the Africa Climate Summit (ACS23), heads of state and government adopted the Nairobi Declaration, calling on world leaders...

Europe needs every clean energy tool it can get to deliver net-zero

Remaining steadfast in its commitment to addressing climate change, the European Union is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation to meet climate and...

Energy crisis prompts SMEs to boost renewables, energy savings

The energy crisis, high prices and threat of supply disruption following Russia’s war against Ukraine has prompted many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to...

Boosting energy efficiency to help Greece reach EU emission targets

To tackle its ambitious sustainability goals, the European Union has embarked on what it calls a Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance...

Energy supply giants Azerbaijan & Kazakhstan mull green economy options

Azerbaijan will continue being a reliable exporter of traditional energy sources to Europe but the South Caucasus nation plans to also advance the development...

Astana International Forum addresses climate change, energy security, green transition

As many countries are planning sustainability and decarbonization strategies to meet climate targets, Kazakhstan, one of the world’s largest energy producers, wants to be...

UK eyes energy security, increasing supplies amid stronger ties with Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan can play a special role in energy security in the new global environment, considering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and transition to a green...

Spain’s solution to the current high energy prices may end up costing it dearly

The announcement in mid-May by the Spanish Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, that Spain and Portugal have reached a “political agreement” with the European...

Energy-strapped Germany sets ambitious 30 GW offshore wind target by 2030

Germany, which has been struggling to fill its massive energy gap following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and reduction of natural gas deliveries, is planning...

Georgia, Romania mull Black Sea undersea power cable to supply CEE Europe

Georgia, which is a transit country for oil and gas routes, is spearheading efforts to launch a very ambitious project that would create a corridor for green energy from the Caspian to the Balkans and CEE.

Azerbaijan planning to launch green energy exports to Europe

Azerbaijan, which is already a main exporter of oil and gas, plans to develop its renewable energy potential, especially offshore wind in the Caspian...

In Davos, philanthropists back $3 tln initiative for climate & nature

A new global initiative will fund and grow new and existing public, private and philanthropic partnerships to help unlock $3 trillion in financing to reach net zero, reverse nature loss and restore biodiversity by 2050.

Is “cable diplomacy” shaping energy policy in the Mediterranean & Middle East?

The transition towards a carbon neutral economy has become a priority for many governments around the world. Using the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals...

BMW tests green hydrogen, but holds steady combustion engines

German auto manufacturer BMW still relies on combustion engines, but the future for cars in cities is electric, according to the company's Vice President Peter Lehnert.

COP27 focuses on climate financing for developing nations

The COP27 U.N. climate summit, which kicked off on November 6 in Egypt, may reach a more concrete agreement this year as various climate...

Could there be dark days ahead for buyers of solar panels?

A landmark ruling is casting a shadow over Europe’s booming solar industry with manufacturers and buyers of solar panels facing a potential stand-off over...

REPowerEU strives to end dependence on Russian energy, tackle climate crisis

Responding to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission presented on May 18 the REPowerEU...

Central Asian countries boost green energy transition

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan’s government has set an ambitious goal of reaching net-zero emission by 2060, planning to gradually reduce its reliance on coal,...

Polish aid for expansion of LG Chem’s electric vehicles battery plant gets EU nod

Poland's €95 million measure in favour of LG Chem Group is in line with EU State aid rules, the European Commission competition chief on...

MEPs want more environmental and social ambition for batteries

The European Parliament is ready to negotiate with EU governments on the final shape of the new rules governing the entire battery product life...

Bulgaria to accelerate green energy transition

Akuo has announced that it has successfully secured the refinancing of a portfolio of five operational hydroelectric power plants in Bulgaria with a capacity...

EBRD inks MoU with Egypt to guide national hydrogen strategy

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed on March 7 a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable...

Poland to construct new wind farm at Zelechowo

Poland plans to develop, construct and operate a new 56MW wind farm at Zelechowo in Poland with the support from a loan of PLN...

Italy’s ENI inaugurates its second wind farm in Kazakhstan

Italian energy major ENI, through its local renewable subsidiary Arm Wind LLP, inaugurated on March 2 the Badamsha 2 Wind Farm located in the...

How more sustainable ECB policies help fighting climate change and inflation

In the last months, inflation has risen sharply with price increases among many sectors. Business and citizens have been used to low inflation rates...

EU advances sustainable transport, energy and climate connectivity in Western Balkans

The European Commission unveiled on February 25 a substantial €3.2 billion investment package to support 21 transport, digital, climate and energy connectivity projects in...

Kazakhstan to enhance foreign investment

Kazakhstan’s open-door policy to foreign investment remains the Central Asian republic’s strategic priority, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the Foreign Investor Council’s Meeting on February...

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