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12 May 2022
Energy Security: Morocco Can Offer Real Opportunities at Regional Level
Morocco, with its undeniable achievements in the field of renewable energy and its proximity to Europe, can offer real opportunities to strengthen energy security at the regional level, said Thursday in Marrakech, Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah.
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12 May 2022
Italian PM: Libya can be a supplier of energy for all of Europe
talian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that “Libya can be a huge resource for gas and oil…not only for Italy but for all of Europe.”
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12 May 2022
Co-Op Between Turkey And Israel To Change Energy Map Of Europe
Turkey, located at the crossroads of East and West, is rightfully considered a conductor between Europe and Asia. Turkey has the opportunity to once again use its territorial advantage when the problem of transporting energy resources is becoming more and more urgent, and the countries, through which energy routes pass, are gaining more and more influence on the world stage.
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11 May 2022
Croatia and Cyprus Can Assist in Europe's Energy Independence
Cyprus can help the European Union achieve energy independence, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday during an official visit by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, who underscored that the LNG terminal on Krk Island would have a big role in that.
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11 May 2022
Launch of the HyShunt project for the development of the first French hydrogen-powered shunting locomotive bringing together HDF Energy and Captrain France
HDF Energy and Captrain France officialize their collaboration on the development of an innovative, zero-emission hydrogen shunting locomotive for logistics operations on industrial sites.
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10 May 2022
EBRD promotes green energy transition in Egypt
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending up to US$ 4.8 million to Intro Sustainable Resources (Intro-SR) and Intro Solar S.A.E in Egypt.
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10 May 2022
Cyprus, Greece And Israel To Expand Energy And Climate Change Cooperation
Cooperation on energy, climate change, the blue economy and natural disaster management, through an approach of "regional multilateralism" in the Eastern Mediterranean, as part of a positive agenda, were discussed on Monday, May 9, during a teleconference meeting among the Foreign Ministers of the United States, the Republic of Cyprus, Greece and Israel.
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10 May 2022
Could Spain follow Elon Musk’s advice and deliver energy for all of Europe?
In early April, Elon Musk tweeted that Spain could supply energy to the whole of Europe by building “a massive solar array”. Spain’s president, Pedro Sánchez, picked up the gauntlet replied on Twitter that in Spain there was a “super ambitious” investment plan in renewables and that this was the time to enter. “Come and see it,” he wrote.
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7 May 2022
Israel achieves independence through energy supply - opinion
Among the achievements of the 74-year-old Israel is being independent in supplying its needs in energy. To be precise, we still use imported coal and oil to produce electricity, but if forced to, Israel can rapidly adjust itself to generate all the power it needs from its own resources, mostly its natural gas.
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5 April 2022
The end of Russian gas in Europe reshuffles the cards in the Mediterranean
In addition to the general price increase that will impact everyone, the end of Russian gas exports to Europe will penalise Italy, Greece, Serbia and Slovenia. It could also be a great opportunity for Algeria and Egypt.
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5 April 2022
Larache natural gas field in Morocco shows great promise
MOROCCO. Discovered off the coast of the city of Larache (90 km south of Tangier) in January 2022 by Chariot Oil & Gas, the new natural gas reservoir is said to be of excellent quality, as underlined in a press release published on Thursday 31 March 2022 by the British company. The methane gas would be present at more than 96% in the seven listed reservoirs, "without harmful impurities such as H2S (Editor's note: Hydrogen Sulphide) or CO2 (Editor's note: Carbon Dioxide)".
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21 March 2022
Air Liquide and Eni to cooperate for the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries in Europe
Air Liquide (Paris:AI) and Eni have entered into a collaboration agreement aimed at assessing decarbonization solutions in the Mediterranean region of Europe, focused on hard-to-abate industrial sectors. The two companies join forces combining their well-established expertise and know-how to enable CO2 capture, aggregation, transport and permanent storage.
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19 March 2022
The weekend read: Super-grid forming in the Mediterranean
Electricity generation in the Middle East and Africa could soon support the development of an interconnection between Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Egypt. Ilias Tsagas examines the landscape for this infrastructure mega-project, and the possible benefits for solar.
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19 March 2022
Italy to tax energy profits to ease price burden on households
Italy on Friday announced it would tax the extra profits made by energy firms off the back of spiking prices to help families and businesses struggling with high bills.
“Let’s tax a part of the extraordinary profits that producers are making thanks to the increase in the cost of raw materials, and redistribute this money to businesses and families who are in great difficulty,” Prime Minister Mario Draghi told reporters.
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18 March 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine boosts East Med region role in EU energy security
In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and EU’s renewed effort to cut reliance on Russia, the East Mediterranean could play an increased role in Europe’s energy security as several resources in the region could be unlocked, including fields in Cyprus and Israel.
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18 March 2022
Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece to push for energy market reform
Prime Ministers of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece meet on Friday at a mini “Mediterranean summit” in Rome to find a consensus on reforming European energy markets and reducing energy prices, official sources told EURACTIV’s partner EFE.
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17 March 2022
Egypt, UAE discuss fostering bilateral cooperation in electricity, renewable energy fields
CAIRO - 17 MArch 2022: Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker has discussed with UAE’s Ambassador in Cairo Maryam al-Kaabi ways to support and bolster bilateral cooperation and open up investment opportunities between Egypt and the UAE in the fields of electricity new and renewable energy, and green hydrogen.
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16 March 2022
Spain gets its first industrial renewable hydrogen plant in Mallorca
Spain has just opened its first industrial renewable hydrogen plant, located in Lloseta, Mallorca, with a number of top country officials present for the ceremony. Francina Armengol, Balearic Government President, was there, as was its Vice President Juan Pedro Yllanes, who took part in the opening ceremony. Spanish Vice President Teresa Ribera was joined by Reyes Maroto, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism.
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14 March 2022
Italy negotiate with Libya and Algeria on agreements for renewable energy
Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, said on Monday that Italy is negotiating a memorandum of understanding on renewable energy with Algeria and Libya, as it seeks to get rid of its dependence on Russian gas, in light of the continuing Ukrainian war.
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11 March 2022
Egypt committed to supporting Africa's vision towards just energy transition: Minister
Minister of Petroleum Tareq el Mulla said President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted Egypt’s commitment to attaching paramount importance and priority to the African continent's vision towards a just energy transition during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) that Egypt will host in Sharm el Sheikh in November.
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5 March 2022
Montenegro to introduce renewable energy auctions
Montenegro will join other countries in Southeastern Europe that conduct auctions as a model to support the development of renewable energy sources. Almost all countries in this part of Europe have announced they would introduce them. So far auctions have been held in Albania, Croatia, Greece, North Macedonia and Turkey.
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23 February 2022
Egypt-Sudan electricity interconnection to become corridor for energy transmission to Africa
The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, headed by Eng. Sabah Mashali, began developing and raising the capacity of the first phase of the electrical interconnection line between Egypt and Sudan from 80 MW to 300 MW, at a cost of L.E. 453 million.
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19 February 2022
Multi-million deal for renewable energy investment in Spain
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a deal with investment firm Ben Oldman, paving the way for 114 million euro fund to finance new solar and wind energy projects in Spain and Portugal.
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19 February 2022
EU energy transition support to Cyprus
The European Commission is contributing 8.9 million euros to support a clean energy transition in Cyprus. Brussels’ LIFE program aims to improve waste management infrastructure by increasing recycling and establishing a circular economy in order to reduce recyclable and biodegradable waste products ending up in landfills.
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18 February 2022
France to inject €2.1B into state-owned energy giant EDF
France will provide €2.1 billion to state-controlled energy incumbent Électricité de France (EDF) to help the company tackle financial difficulties and bear the cost of the construction of new nuclear reactors.
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