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#Gazprom: Is Vestager letting Russia off the hook?

#Gazprom: Is Vestager letting Russia off the hook?

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In September 2011, the European Commission raided Gazprom and filed antitrust charges against the company in April 2015. Throwing the book at the Russian giant, the Commission denounced them for illegal partitioning of EU markets, denying third-party access to gas pipelines and unlawful pricing, all aimed at strangling central and eastern European countries, writes Peter […]

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Slow #electric car uptake due to lack of choice, availability and marketing spend

Slow #electric car uptake due to lack of choice, availability and marketing spend

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

While car makers complain about the lack of recharging points and government incentives, it is the poor choice of electric cars, the lack of availability in showrooms and the few euros spent on marketing them that are as much to blame, a new report by Transport & Environment (T&E) has found. There are just 20 […]

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Is it time to rethink the financing of #coal power plants in developing countries?

Is it time to rethink the financing of #coal power plants in developing countries?

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even if the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank introduced a few years back restrictive emissions performance standards to block the financing of coal power plants in a bid to encourage the development of renewables, the appetite of the developing world has not budged by much. The unintended consequence of this move has […]

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The #gas battle splitting the US, Russia and Europe

The #gas battle splitting the US, Russia and Europe

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

  First, it was America against Russia, then Europe against Russia, then Europe against Europe. The saga around Gazprom’s 866 km, €9.5 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline running directly from Russia to Germany has become a geopolitical dance threatening a new cold war not only between the US and Putin but between members of the […]

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29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

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#ROSATOM: Ambassadors to international organizations in Vienna pay visit to Baltijskiy Zavod and Leningrad NPP

#ROSATOM: Ambassadors to international organizations in Vienna pay visit to Baltijskiy Zavod and Leningrad NPP

This week a large delegation of 42 permanent representatives of foreign countries to international organizations in Vienna visited Saint-Petersburg to have a look at Russia’s advanced nuclear power technologies. Ambassadors visited LLC Baltijskiy Zavod – Sudostroenie where they had a tour of the floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov (designed to supply electricity to the […]

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#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament today adopted the draft report of the Committee’s Rapporteur, MEP Norbert Lins, on the regulation of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The policy is of utmost importance for the forest and agricultural sectors as it defines the climate benefits of forest management and the […]

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