Kazakhstan’s new parliament could usher in green energy, rare earth investments
Kazakhstan held internationally monitored elections for the Mazhilis, the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, on March 19, following major constitutional reforms, which most...
Energy supply diversification out of Russia’s orbit is a top priority for Bulgaria
Bulgaria intends to diversify its energy resources, including supplying the country’s main refinery in Burgas - the largest in the Balkans - with non-Russian...
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...
A Pan-American electricity grid from Patagonia to Alaska?
Challenges associated with different regulatory frameworks and the comprehensive international treaties that are required could scuttle the project before it gets off the ground.
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...
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights fossil fuel dependencies
Every part of the part of Paris Agreement must be followed properly, the Czech Republic’s Deputy Environment Minister Jan Dusik said in comments to NE Global.
New climate finance tools emerging around COP27
To catalyze private capital to accelerate the clean energy transition in developing countries, the US' Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, The Rockefeller...
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...
As its war efforts fail, Moscow works to disable Ukraine’s power grid
Russia’s continued attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine are especially focused on disabling heat generation, diminishing the country’s power supply.
Kazakh to increase the share of renewable energy sources
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said the goal is to bring the share of renewable energy in the country's energy balance to at least 15%...
Blinken discusses regional security, clean energy in Central Asia
US Secretary Antony Blinken and visiting Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi discussed cooperation in the Central Asian region and security, the top US diplomat...
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,...
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...
Seeing red, EU wants U-turn from Russian energy reliance
Considering Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission on March 8 proposed an outline of a plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil...
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...
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...
TotalEnergies joins Masdar and Siemens Energy to develop green hydrogen
Dubai-based renewable energy major Masdar announced on January 19 that TotalEnergies is adding its expertise in the energy sector to a Masdar-led initiative focused...
Orsted and Liquid Wind invest in e-methanol project in Sweden
Planning a major investment into green fuels, Danish energy giant Orsted and Liquid Wind AB have reached an agreement, under which Orsted will acquire...
First plant in Europe to produce copper foil for EV batteries gets EBRD funding
Eager to reduce Europe's reliance on China for materials for batteries, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on January 10 the...
EU wants gas, nuclear energy classified green, sustainable
The European Commission proposed on December 31 that natural gas and nuclear energy be included in the so-called EU taxonomy as sustainable energy sources.According...
The Year of Good Energy?
The Covid pandemic, geopolitics, climate change, energy and the economy are likely to be key issues in 2022.“What we have to have when we’re...
EU endorses new climate, environmental protection and energy guidelines for state aid
The European Commission’s College of Commissioners endorsed on December 21 the new Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection and energy (CEEAG). The...