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15 September 2022
Morocco Seeks Increase In Renewable Energy Resources
RABAT, Sept 15 (KUNA) -- Morocco is seeking various means to increase its renewable energy resources, launching projects harnessing solar, wind, and hydropower energies to produce clean power.
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15 September 2022
Why France is struggling to power through the energy crisis
France’s large nuclear power industry means it is far less reliant on Russian fossil fuels than its European neighbours. So why is it so worried about power shortages this winter?

Russia's decision to slash gas exports to Europe in response to sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine threatens to make for a colder than average winter.
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14 September 2022
France caps next years energy price increase at 15 pct
France will cap power and gas price increases for households at 15 percent next year, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Wednesday, to ease the pain of Europe's worst energy crisis in decades on consumers.

The caps will cost the state €16 billion ($16 billion) and prevent household bills from more than doubling. The state will also persist with grants for the poorest, with a cheque of up to €200 for 12 million households.
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14 September 2022
Portugal rules out energy windfall tax, cites other mechanisms aiding customers
LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal is already transferring hundreds of millions of euros of excess profits made by electricity and gas companies from spiralling energy prices to consumers and sees no immediate need for a windfall tax, its finance minister said on Wednesday.
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14 September 2022
US envoy: Greece to help Europe overcome energy crisis
Greece’s timely efforts to diversify its energy mix is making it an important country in Europe’s efforts to wean off Russian fossil fuels, US Ambassador to Greece, George Tsunis, told state-run news agency AMNA in an interview published Wednesday.

“Greece will be the solution to help Europe overcome this energy crisis. And this will be very important for the economy of Greece and it will also be very important for its geostrategic importance,” Tsunis said and referred to Greece as the “most important and reliable partner for solving the challenges of the region.”
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13 September 2022
Lebanon is turning to solar energy, but are there risks?
The solar panel projects launched in the past two years are not all up to standard. What are the long-term consequences?

Faced with simultaneous energy, economic and financial crises, and with little to no provision of state electricity, many people in Lebanon are rushing to install solar panels.
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13 September 2022
EU approves €20 million state aid to energy storage company in Croatia
The European Commission has approved €19.8 million (US$20.1 million) in state aid from the government of Croatia to energy storage operator IE-Energy for a series of grid-connected projects.

The aid will be a direct grant to IE-Energy and will cover approximately 30% of capital expenditures for a series of grid-scale battery energy storage systems.
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13 September 2022
Israel launches subsidy program to promote energy efficiency in factories, public areas
Jerusalem (Israel), September 13: The Israeli government planned to earmark 98 million new shekels (about 29.1 million U.S. dollars) for a new subsidy program this year to boost energy efficiency in industry and public areas.
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12 September 2022
Portugal forging ahead with renewable energy
More than half of the electricity generated in Portugal this year came from renewable energies, with only Norway, Austria and Denmark producing more.
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10 September 2022
Energy Forum of Southeast Europe, Balluku: Albania's strategic plans for coping with the crisis through regional cooperation
The Energy Forum of the countries of Southeast Europe gathered in Thessaloniki the Ministers of Energy of the countries of the region, as well as the ambassadors of the United States of America in the Balkans. The situation that the whole world is facing today, as far as energy is concerned, has placed this sector at the center of discussions.
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10 September 2022
Italy collects around $2 billion from energy windfall tax, sources say
ROME – Italy has collected only around 2 billion euros ($2 billion) from a contested windfall tax on energy companies, leaving the Treasury facing a potential multi-billion revenue shortfall, two government sources told Reuters on Friday.
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27 July 2022
Saudi Arabia energy deal makes Greece vital energy hub for Europe
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman met with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Mansion on Tuesday evening, ahead of signing crucial bilateral agreements on Wednesday.
“We are also interested in hydrogen and how to turn Greece into a hub for Europe in terms of hydrogen, which is something that will change the parameters for both countries,” said the Crown Prince.
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27 July 2022
Saudi Arabia and Greece Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Energy
Athens, Jul 27, 2022, SPA -- As part of the framework of the official visit of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Hellenic Republic (Greece), Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Nikos Dendias signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in several areas related to the energy sector.
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27 July 2022
Cyprus Pledges To Contribute To The Supply Of Energy In The European Market
Cyprus will contribute in every possible way to achieve the common goal, so that any gap that appears in the supply of energy on the European market can be covered in a timely manner, underlined Marios Panayides, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry. Panayides was representing Cyprus at Tuesday's extraordinary meeting of the Energy Council of the EU, in Brussels.
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26 July 2022
Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania concur to work together to address energy issues
(MENAFN) According to the Serbian energy minister and deputy prime minister on Tuesday, North Macedonia and Albania have agreed to Serbia's proposal to establish a joint working group for collaboration in the energy crisis and on strategic projects.
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25 July 2022
France approves purchasing power bill including energy security measures
The French National Assembly has approved a €20bn bill aimed at boosting purchasing power which contains several measures pertaining to energy tariffs and energy security, as France is trying to diversify its energy sources and secure its supply. Among the highlighted measures:
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25 July 2022
France To Issue Decrees To Save Energy
Paris, July 25 (IANS) French Minister for Energy Transition Agnes Pannier-Runacher announcedfuture decrees to force air-conditioned stores to keep their doors closed and to ban illuminated advertisements during early morning hours.
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21 July 2022
Renewables accounted for 26% Jordan’s energy production in 2021 — Energy Ministry
Natural gas accounted for 73 per cent of the Kingdom's total power output in 2021, down from 80 per cent in 2020, while renewables accounted for 26 per cent of the country's energy production in 2021, compared to 20 per cent in 2020, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.
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21 July 2022
Spain has signed a major agreement with Chinese green energy company Envision Group to set up four projects
They include an electric car battery plant, with 3.8 billion euro in total investment,partly funded by the European Union.
Jose Dominguez, head oh Envision Spain, was quoted in a statement from the spanish government tha the projects would be developed...
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22 June 2022
Energy of the Mediterranean. Opportunities to respond to the new international relations trends
In the framework of the tragic conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the issues of energy security and competitiveness of supplies, two dimensions historically under the lens of national energy strategies, are even more on the top of energy agenda of the European Union.
The challenge of transition is therefore increasingly urgent and articulated in terms of balancing the need for environmental sustainability of energy mixes with the other two dimensions of the “Energy Trilemma” (environmental sustainability, energy equity, energy security).
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22 June 2022
UK's energy regulator increased risk of suppliers collapsing - watchdog
LONDON – The approach of Britain’s energy regulator to awarding new supply licences and monitoring companies increased the risk of firms failing and contributed to higher energy costs for struggling households, a parliamentary watchdog said on Wednesday.
Some 28 British energy suppliers have collapsed since June last year, squeezed by record high wholesale energy prices and the price cap set by the regulator, Ofgem, preventing them from passing on costs to customers.
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21 June 2022
Exporting Israel’s gas to Europe: An initial but momentous step - opinion
Successful energy diplomacy is as much about confidence-building and momentum towards the future as it is about any singular project in the present moment.
Since the discovery of offshore natural gas last decade, Israeli officials have ambitiously pursued an export agreement that would deliver natural gas to Europe. And last week, Israel took its most meaningful step yet toward achieving this goal by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) together with Egypt and the European Union.
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21 June 2022
Exporting Israel’s gas to Europe: An initial but momentous step - opinion
Successful energy diplomacy is as much about confidence-building and momentum towards the future as it is about any singular project in the present moment.
Since the discovery of offshore natural gas last decade, Israeli officials have ambitiously pursued an export agreement that would deliver natural gas to Europe. And last week, Israel took its most meaningful step yet toward achieving this goal by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) together with Egypt and the European Union.
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20 June 2022
Egypt to build platform to export eastern Mediterranean gas to Europe, minister
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced Sunday that Egypt intends to build a platform to export eastern Mediterranean gas to Europe.
This came in a speech broadcast by Al-Arabiya channel during the ninth session of the EU-Egypt Association Council, represented by the Commissioner for Foreign Policy Affairs of the Union, Josep Borrell.
English
14 June 2022
EU looks to east Mediterranean as gas alternative to Russia
European leaders visiting Israel on Tuesday expressed hope that natural gas supplies from the eastern Mediterranean could help reduce dependence on Russia as the Ukraine war drags on.
Israel has emerged as a gas exporter in recent years following major offshore discoveries and has signed an ambitious agreement with Greece and Cyprus to build a shared pipeline. New supplies could help Europe ramp up sanctions on Moscow.
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