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28 June 2019
European and Mediterranean regulators team up on empowering consumers to benefit from the energy transition
The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG) held a trilateral workshop on 25 June in Brussels, Belgium, to strengthen regulatory dialogue across Europe and the broader Mediterranean region to support consumers in becoming active energy market participants.
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27 June 2019
Tsipras: An important day for Greece as it capitalises on its energy wealth
Today is a historic day because Greece is making a big and decisive step to capitalise on its energy wealth, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in his greeting at the signing ceremony of the Greek State's lease with the joint venture Exxon Mobil - Total - Hellenic Petroleum
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26 June 2019
McPhy Energy : Inauguration de la première station en France destinée à l’avitaillement de bus à hydrogène
Communiqué de presse Inauguration de la première station en France destinée à l’avitaillement de bus à hydrogène En présence des partenaires du projet, le Syndicat mixte des transports Artois-Gohelle (SMT-AG) a inauguré le vendredi 21 juin, à Houdain, la première station destinée à l’avitaillement de bus à hydrogène en France
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25 June 2019
WORLD BANK APPROVES $ 151 MILLION INVESTMENT PROJECT TO SUPPORT ENERGY SECTOR IN TUNISIA
(TAP) - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, on Monday, approved a new US$151 million project in support of Tunisia’s goal of diversifying its energy sources away from imported hydrocarbons and providing cleaner and less expensive electricity to Tunisian people and businesses, the WB said on Monday.
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23 June 2019
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) seeks to strengthen energy sector in Lebanon
Highlighting its commitment to supporting the nation’s ambitious growth plans and addressing its growing energy requirements, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) showcased its cutting-edge technology for a strengthened energy sector in Lebanon.
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23 June 2019
ENVIRONMENT: Cyprus edging toward zero-energy buildings
While reports have Cyprus failing to meet the majority of its EU 2020 and 2030 environmental targets by large margins, it would appear that the country is performing better in reducing energy consumption of buildings.
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20 June 2019
Jordan to double its production of renewable energy next year, says energy minister
Amman, June 20 (Petra) - Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, predicted that Jordan's production of electricity generated from renewable energy will reach about 20 percent of its consumption needs in 2020, compared with its 11 percent currently produced locally.
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19 June 2019
Chariot Oil & Gas Finds Morocco an ‘Attractive’ Energy Market
Rabat – Chariot Oil & Gas has announced the findings of its recent study which identified Morocco as an attractive potential energy market. The key findings of the study shared by Proactive Investors showed positive aspects of the company’s project, emphasizing that development of the Anchois field is “feasible.”
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19 June 2019
EC urges Croatia to target bigger energy consumption decrease
Author: RP Global. License: All rights reserved. ZAGREB (Croatia), June 19 (SeeNews) - The European Commission said Croatia needs to draft detailed and quantified policies to meet its target for 36.4% renewable energy share by 2030 and to commit to a more ambitious goal for reducing final and primary energy consumption in order to contribute to the bloc's 2030 renewable energy target.
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19 June 2019
Greece among top 10 countries in electric power production from renewable energy
Greece is one of nine countries around the world that produces more than 20 pct of their electric energy from solar and wind power, REN21 said its 2019 report on Renewable Energy Sources
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19 June 2019
ENERGY: Cyprus-Greece electricity cable project applies for EU grant
EuroAsia Interconnector, promoter of the European project of common interest (PCI 3.10) has applied for an EU grant to construct the subsea electricity interconnection between Crete and Attica, benefiting Greek consumers by €355 mln with a commissioning date of mid-2022.
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17 June 2019
Egypt to pay Israel $500m over defunct energy deal
Egypt and Israel have agreed to a $500 million settlement over a long running dispute over a 2012 gas deal that collapsed following attacks by insurgents in the Sinai Peninsula.
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17 June 2019
Spain hopes to attract Norwegian investment to its renewable energy projects
Spanish environmental authorities are hoping that Norway will soon invest in their renewable energy projects. The aspirations come on the back of the Norwegian parliament’s instructions to Government Pension Fund Global, considered the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, to divest itself of fossil fuel assets and re-invest in renewable energy.
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10 April 2019
Morocco to attract $30bn in energy investments by 2030

Morocco is aiming to attract around $30 billion (Dh110bn) in investments to its energy sector by 2030 as it looks to add 10GW of renewable capacity as well as develop a liquefied natural gas plant to meet its growing power needs.
"Between 2017 and 2022, we have around $13bn but for 2030 it will be more than $30bn of investment coming from both public and private sectors and coming from many countries,” Aziz Rabbah told The National on the sidelines of the Berlin Energy Dialogue.
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10 April 2019
Energy Minister: Morocco Is Promising Destination for German Investors
Rabat – Minister of Energy, Mining, and Sustainable Development Aziz Rabbah has emphasized that Morocco is interested in a joint venture with Germany in the energy sector. “Morocco is a promising destination for German energy investors,” said Rabbah. Rabbah made the remarks in a meeting with German energy officials during the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on Monday.
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10 April 2019
Turkey set to invest $11 billion in energy efficiency
Turkey aims to invest roughly $11 billion in energy efficiency over the next five years, cut its primary energy consumption by 14 percent, and reduce 66 million tons of CO2 emissions, Turkey's Deputy Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar said on April 9.
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10 April 2019
ENGIE and SUEZ launch the first photovoltaic solar power park under their partnership to develop the energy transition in France
Today, ENGIE and SUEZ inaugurated the Drambon-Pontailler photovoltaic solar power park, in the Côte d’Or. This facility is the first project completed under the partnership between ENGIE and SUEZ, which aims to develop renewable energies in mainland France, by transforming waste storage facilities into solar farms.
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8 April 2019
Jordan hopes to diversify its energy sources and boo
Jordan hopes to boost its economic growth up to 5 per cent on the back reconstruction of neighbouring countries and investment in domestic export-oriented sectors, while lowering its swelling public debt by diversifying its energy sources that include an oil pipeline with Iraq and beefing up renewable energy sources, the country's prime minister said.
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7 April 2019
Morocco strives to reduce energy bill
RABAT - A report on energy efficiency by the Moroccan Centre for Economic Conditions stated that the expected increase in demand for electricity would become a major challenge for Morocco.
The report said that, for the last two decades, Morocco had focused on exploration and investment in the energy sector to develop its current energy resources, with special attention to renewable energies..
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6 April 2019
Lebanon announces 2nd round of bidding for energy licenses
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s energy minister has announced a second round of bidding for licenses to search offshore for oil a day after the cabinet approved it.
Energy Minister Nada Boustani said the deadline for companies to submit their offers for five of the country’s 10 offshore blocks is Jan. 31, 2020.
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4 April 2019
ENERGY: Cyprus policy to turn East Med into safe supply route
He was addressing an audience of diplomats and defence and security experts at London’s RUSI on during his two-day official visit to the UK.
Angelides is also meet his British counterpart Gavin Williamson on Thursday.
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3 April 2019
IFC, Ministry of Petroleum help boost critical energy infrastructure in Egypt
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), announced on Wednesday a joint effort with Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources that aims to support Egypt in becoming a regional energy hub for the eastern Mediterranean region as well as improve its energy infrastructure.
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3 April 2019
Tomislav Coric Discusses Croatia's Aims in Renewable Energy in Bilbao
As Jasmina Trstenjak/Novac writes on the 2nd of April, 2019, the Republic of Croatia must, and is, turning more and more strongly towards using its own renewable energy sources, this was the main message of the Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy of Tomislav Coric at the Wind Europe 2019 Conference & Exhibition, held April from the 2nd to the 4th of this month in Bilbao, Spain.
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3 April 2019
King Felipe highlights Spain’s role in EU energy transition
BILBAO, Spain – Energy transition truly represents a “remarkable opportunity” and Spain has an important role in boosting the European Union’s renewable energy potential, King Felipe VI of Spain told a WindEurope conference in Bilbao on 2 April.
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3 April 2019
Italy may need 6 GW of energy storage by 2030 as renewables surge
The Italian power transmission network operator (TSO) Terna estimates that Italy may require at least 6,000 MW of electricity storage capacity by 2030 to cope with the boom of intermittent renewable energy projects. Italy is estimated to add 40,000 MW of renewable generation capacity by 2030, 3/4 of which would consist of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, which would help offset the closure of 7,200 MW of coal-fired capacity.
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