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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...

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...

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...

Climate change in Africa real economic, security threat

Climate change, which appears to be advancing around the world, affecting not just physical infrastructure but economies and livelihoods, is also an increasing security...

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...

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.

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.

Full speed ahead speed towards digital & green transition in Lisbon

Transport plays a key role in reaching a global carbon-neutral economy, with climate change progressing faster than expected and countries struggling to meet the...

EU-Norway to enhance climate, energy cooperation

A delegation of the Norwegian government led by Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store with European Commission President President Ursula von der Leyen and with...

MEPs call for quick deployment of offshore renewables to meet EU emission targets

Members of the European Parliament set out their recommendations on how to deploy offshore wind energy in Europe more quickly, as a means to...

Slovenia to decarbonize steel industry

Facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon economy the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is participating in Slovenian Steel Group’s (SIJ Group) €230...

EU, US committed to accelerating the global transition to clean energy

The European Union and the United States are jointly committed to Europe's energy security and sustainability and to accelerating the global transition to clean...

EU approves restructuring aid for Romania’s Complexul Energetic Oltenia

Romania's plans to grant power company Complexul Energetic Oltenia restructuring aid for up to €2.66 billion (RON 13.15 billion) is in line with EU...

Kyrgyzstan, Russia’s Rosatom ink MoU on SMR nuke plant construction

Russia’s state atomic corporation Rosatom and Kyrgyzstan agreed on January 20 to cooperate on the construction of small modular reactor nuclear power plants in...

The Cyprus Connection: EU funds EuroAsia electric link

Planning to create well-integrated energy infrastructure networks, EU countries have agreed on a European Commission proposal to invest €1.037 billion in 5 cross-border infrastructure...

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...

Enel and Italy’s Fire and Rescue Service to boost safety, environmental protection

Italian energy major Enel and the country’s national fire department signed on January 4 a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening collaboration to protect...

EU taxonomy: No greenwashing of environment damaging activities

The introduction of the taxonomy is a great success for us Greens, future-oriented companies and civil society forces working on it for years. But...

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...

MEPs reach deal with Council on EU-backed energy projects

The updated rules to select which energy projects will receive EU support were informally agreed between Members of the European Parliament and the Slovenian...

EU, UNEP launch International Methane Emissions Observatory

At the G20 Summit, on the eve of the COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the...

EU Commission calls for sufficient commitments to really cut emissions this decade

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Rome this weekend and then back-to-back COP26, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on October 28...

Time is not on our side: EUMed 9 leaders discuss climate crisis

ATHENS - Meeting at Greece's capital on September 17, the EUMed 9 summit leaders signed on September 17 the Athens Declaration on climate change...

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