Articles tagged with "#Europe"

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German LNG

Amid German LNG growth, call for heating, industry gas phase-out

The call comes amid the rapid expansion of German LNG import capacity in the wake of the Ukraine war.

offshore wind

All eyes on Dutch offshore wind as country targets 21 GW

The Netherlands wants to achieve 21 GW offshore of wind capacity by the end of 2031, a target deemed ambitious yet achievable. All eyes are now on the country’s next offshore wind tender which will take place at the end of February.

CCS

Europe’s ambitious CCS plans attract criticism

Over-reliance on CCS in decarbonisation plans might prolong the role of fossil fuels in economies, experts warned.

Shell

Activist shareholders target Shell

A group of 27 investors, including Europe’s largest asset manager, have filed a shareholder resolution that calls on Shell to align its operations with the Paris Climate agreement.

methane leaks

Satellites: a game-changer for methane leak detection?

While using satellite imagery to quantify methane leaks from landfill sites, PhD student Emily Dowd made a remarkable discovery.

Eastern Mediterranean

Eastern Mediterranean gas in spotlight amid Gaza conflict

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has led to questions over the risk to existing and new natural gas projects in the Eastern Mediterranean.

buildings emissions

EU buildings emissions deal progress, but hurdles remain

With buildings responsible for around 40% of EU energy consumption, a new agreement to phase out fossil fuels buildings emissions marks progress.

COP28

Oil, gas licensing decision puts UK in tricky COP28 position

Just weeks before the start of COP28, the UK government approved the Offshore Petroleum Licensing bill, which envisages annual oil and gas licensing rounds.

gas cooking

New study reveals severity of indoor air pollution from gas cooking

The largest-ever study of European homes with gas stoves finds indoor air pollution at levels that pose increased health risks. Experts say a switch to electric appliances is necessary.

gas boiler ban

France rules out gas boiler ban, rows back on climate policy

In France, a gas boiler ban was introduced in 2022 for new buildings, but boilers are still used by more than 11 million sites for heating purposes.

Snøhvit

Norway’s Equinor tries to strike balance with Snøhvit Future

Equinor’s recently-approved Snøhvit Future project is an attempt to balance ongoing gas production with decarbonisation.

Fossil fuel lobbying risks locking in gas, LNG dependence

Fossil fuel lobbying by major oil companies is skewing climate policy in Europe and risks locking in dependence on gas and LNG, a report claims.

uk standing charges

Should UK standing charges be abolished?

Customers incur standing charges even if they do not use any energy, which penalises low-income families and those who consume significantly less than average.

Trans Saharan pipeline

Trans-Saharan pipeline uncertain after coup: experts

The Trans-Saharan gas pipeline project connecting Nigerian and Algerian gas pipelines to Europe faces uncertainty due to political turmoil and sanctions following the Niger coup.

German wind

Oil majors’ uncapped bids in German wind auction spark concern

BP and TotalEnergies were the only successful bidders in a recent offshore German wind auction after offering billions of euros in ‘top up’ payments to the government. This has raised concerns that oil and gas majors will outbid utilities in forthcoming auctions with end-users ultimately footing the bill.

european gas storage

Gas prices spike despite record high European gas storage

In spite of record high European gas storage levels, the continent is vulnerable to risky global LNG dynamics as winter approaches.

credit export agency

German export credit agency slammed over fossil fuel finance

A new policy proposed in Germany would allow the national export credit agency to continue investing in fossil fuel projects.

gas demand

Gas demand could peak sooner than thought, research shows

The IEA recently revised down its gas demand forecast by 40 percent due to the war in Ukraine. Experts see a peak in gas demand just over the horizon.

hydrogen pipeline

Gulf-Europe hydrogen pipeline viable: study

A hydrogen pipeline from Gulf countries to Europe might represent one of the most cost competitive options on the table amid targets to import 10 million tonnes of the fuel to Europe by 2030 as part of energy transition targets, experts said.

UK wind power hits milestone but challenges remain

A study by Imperial College London says that for the first time UK wind power provided the country with more electricity than gas.