The European Union is set to propose a mandatory target to cut power use -- a step toward rationing -- along with measures to funnel energy company profits to struggling consumers as it tries to stem the crisis.
European energy security faces a seemingly impossible task of meeting short-term demand with longer-term decarbonisation. Society does not have the luxury of declaring this to be impossible, though, so must take steps now to meet the challenges.
Europe has botched an historic opportunity to create a global benchmark for sustainable investing after agreeing to treat gas as a green asset, according to bankers, investors, climate activists and their lawyers.
European lawmakers are under pressure from Ukraine to block plans to treat gas as a green asset, plunging into serious doubt an EU Parliament vote that not long ago seemed set to endorse the proposal.
The European Union unveiled a raft of measures ranging from boosting renewables and LNG imports to lowering energy demand in its quest to cut dependence on Russian supplies.
The euro area’s pandemic recovery would almost grind to a halt, while prices would surge even more quickly if there are serious disruptions to natural-gas supplies from Russia, according to new projections from the European Commission.
The US and its partners will send an additional 15 billion cubic metres of LNG to Europe this year, US President Joe Biden has said.
The European Union can reduce its demand for Russian gas by two thirds before the end of 2022 and aims to eliminate this dependence entirely before 2030.
The European Commission has confirmed that some gas and nuclear resources will be acceptable in the energy transition.
German LNG Terminal will apply for permission to build an LNG terminal at the Brunsbüttel site by June 30.
Sweden is fighting a draft European climate measure that it says could harm its world-beating green bond market.
The European Union wants a massive increase in offshore wind to help clean up the electricity industry and aid the recovery after the pandemic.
During the past four years, Vittorio Borelli spent about 50 million euros ($58 million) buying equipment for his company’s ceramic-making facility in northern Italy. New gas-fired kilns slashed the time necessary to heat porcelain at more than 1,000 degrees Celsius, saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.
Damning figures showing the north-east’s dependence on oil and gas could actually be the answer to the net zero “conundrum”, according to a top energy consultant.
A leaked Scottish Government report has outlined deep concerns over the impact to energy sector jobs post-Brexit.
European funding could allow the Republic of Moldova is to be connected to neighbouring Romania’s power grid in a bid to diversify its electricity supply.
The European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) will showcase the pioneering work taking place in Orkney for European officials later this month.
The European Union has warned that new rules could turn a planned £180million incinerator in the north-east into a white elephant.
The European Commission (EC) has given the go-ahead for Greece's support mechanism for renewable electricity after saying it aligns with EU state aid rules.
An Orkney-based wave and tidal energy technology tester has hailed the award of a £3.1million grant from the European Commission. The funding has been awarded through the so-called Fast Track to Innovation scheme and will be split between two projects at the European Marine Energy Centre (Emec) in Stromness. Dutch renewable energy generator Tocardo will test one of its systems in real sea conditions at Emec, while Spanish turbine company Magallanes will put its tidal energy platform through its paces.
Highland MP Paul Monaghan has referred the UK Government’s plan to transport nuclear waste from Dounreay to the United States to the European Commission.
The fate of the Halliburton and Baker Hughes’ mega merger will be decided by July 11.
The European Commission has approved state aid compensation for energy intensive industry which is estimated to be worth £300 million a year, including £45 million to steel companies.
A leading politician has intervened in an effort to prevent the European Commission from limiting emissions from the UK's oil and gas industry. The commission has proposed the medium-sized combustion plant directive, which would limit the emissions produced by medium-sized engines and generators - integral to every offshore oil platform.
The UK's offshore health and safety regime could be adopted across Europe after a vote by politicians in Strasbourg tomorrow.