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China’s Changing Climate Action Roadmap

The energy price surge and crunch in late 2021 and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine have renewed global momentum for replanning energy transition roadmaps. While some suggest accelerating clean energy transitions to cope with surging energy prices, others are taking the opposite approach. For example, Germany, a pioneer in the …

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Europe should Dream Big and Start the Gas Exit Now

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has put the European energy and climate policies through their most difficult test so far. The spike in energy prices aggravated by the slow pace of energy transition in Europe and the excessive reliance on Russian fossil fuel imports have demonstrated the need for a …

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Can Europe Live without Russian Energy?

Poland’s and Bulgaria’s decision not to pay for Russian natural gas in rubles could have serious consequences not just for the two European countries, but for the rest of the continent as well. While heavily dependent on Russian energy, Europe, at least at this point, does not have much choice …

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Saudi Arabia Looks to Position NEOM as a Hydrogen Leader

At the first-ever conference devoted exclusively to carbon-free hydrogen in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), participants looked in depth at the technical and financial complexities of getting major projects off the ground. They covered projects announced by various consortiums worldwide, all in early-stage development. An exception appeared in …

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Russia-Ukraine War Boosts Hopes for East Mediterranean Energy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has given a new boost to long-running efforts of Eastern Mediterranean states to tap into regional gas reserves amid concerns over energy security in Europe, experts have said. On Tuesday, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid travelled to Athens to meet with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts, …

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Putin’s Roubles-for-Gas Scheme could Split Europe

Russia’s latest gambit in the Ukraine conflict is to open a currency war with the West. Vladimir Putin’s declaration that Russia will only accept roubles as payment for natural gas bought by ‘unfriendly’ countries is the latest salvo in the long-running attack by Russia and China on the petrodollar system. …

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