Europe’s Agricultural Sector is Crying Out for Support Amid Energy and Food Crisis

Europe’s Agricultural Sector is Crying Out for Support Amid Energy and Food Crisis

Europe’s energy crisis – which has been sparked mainly by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Putin’s subsequent curtailing of natural gas flows to the EU – is swiftly turning into a food crisis. With the costs of maintaining their operations spiralling out of control, many farmers are being forced to curb production.

Legal Battle Between David and Goliath Energy Firms Heats Up

Legal Battle Between David and Goliath Energy Firms Heats Up

TotalEnergies could be dragged to arbitration by the relative energy minnow, Trina Solar Ltd, in an ongoing row about a breach of contract. The French oil giant instigated legal action against Trina earlier this summer, claiming Trina US had conspired to inflate the agreed price of its solar modules, costing the company more than $100 million in losses.

Ex-Magna CEO Could Take Control of Volkswagen’s Assets in Russia

Ex-Magna CEO Could Take Control of Volkswagen’s Assets in Russia

The Russian media reported that Volkswagen AG could sell its Russian business – including an assembly plant and an internal combustion engine producer – to Austrian business conglomerate Steyr Automotive owned by ex-Magna CEO Siegfried Wolf. According to people familiar with the matter the company aims to resume the production of VW cars in Russia, suspended in March

Critical Mineral Sourcing Must Also be Sustainable for the EU’s Clean Energy Transition

Critical Mineral Sourcing Must Also be Sustainable for the EU’s Clean Energy Transition

The European Union has become a global leader in the movement to a clean energy transition. A central part of this movement has been the result of transitioning from traditional fossil fuels, primarily oil, gas, and coal, towards more areas producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, and electric energy. 

Kazakh to Increase the Share of Renewable Energy Sources

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% by 2030, according to the presidential office in Nur-Sultan. He was addressing the 34th plenary session of the Foreign Investors’ Council on June 9. The event was attended by heads of major multinational companies, heads of government agencies and representatives of international organizations.

Aktau Becomes Kazakhstan’s First Port to Receives Green Certification from OSCE

Aktau Becomes Kazakhstan’s First Port to Receives Green Certification from OSCE

Aktau Commercial Sea Port has become the first port in Kazakhstan to receive the Ports Environmental Assessment System (SEEP) certification and EcoPort status from the European Sea Ports Organization (EMPO), Board of the Aktau Port Chairman Abai Turikpenbaev said during his speech at the forum “Transit and Transport Co-operation between Kazakhstan and the European Union: Prospects for the Development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route,” the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan said in a press release.

Kazakh to Increase the Share of Renewable Energy Sources

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% by 2030, according to the presidential office in Nur-Sultan. He was addressing the 34th plenary session of the Foreign Investors’ Council on June 9.

Moving EV Μanufacturing Into the Fast Lane

Moving EV Μanufacturing Into the Fast Lane

The 2020s started with a pandemic and a war on the European continent. While the former has fostered the twin green and digital transition, the impact of the latter on net-zero targets is still unclear. The automotive sector has felt the hit of both crises.

Citing Force Majeure of Russia’s Invasion, Ukraine Turns Off Gas Flow

Citing Force Majeure of Russia’s Invasion, Ukraine Turns Off Gas Flow

Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas to Europe on May 11 through the cross-border Sokhranivka station, blaming Russian-backed separatists of siphoning supplies. Gas TSO of Ukraine (GTSOU) reported the occurrence of force majeure, which makes it impossible to further transport gas through the Sokhranivka and the border compressor station (CS) Novopskov, which are

Turning Off Russian Gas, Greece-Cyprus-Israel Think Electric Too

Turning Off Russian Gas, Greece-Cyprus-Israel Think Electric Too

The Energy Ministers of Israel, Greece and Cyprus discussed in a tripartite meeting in Jerusalem on April 11 the effects of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine on the energy markets and agreed to advance specific investment plans in natural gas and electricity projects that will help reduce reliance on Russia. Israel’s National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources Minister Karine Elharrar, Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas and Cyprus’ Energy, Commerce and Industry Minister Natasha Pilidou also discussed

Interview: Uzbekistan a Solid Energy Partner

Interview: Uzbekistan a Solid Energy Partner

New Europe sat down in the Uzbek capital during the first Tashkent International Investments forum with the first Deputy Minister for Energy Azim Akhmedkhadjayev, discussing about the strategies and priorities of the central-asian country.

After Ukraine Invasion, Germany Saying Nyet to Russian Energy

After Ukraine Invasion, Germany Saying Nyet to Russian Energy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put politics in the forefront in the pragmatic energy relationship between Germany and Russia, Munich Security Conference Vice President and CEO Benedikt Franke told New Europe in an interview in Greece on April 6. Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on April 1 it was quitting its business in Germany and the German government said