Energy infrastructure

Gas in Cyprus: blessing or curse? 

Monday 17 December 2018 | Chloé Emmanouilidis
| VoxEurop

Since some of the world’s largest gas reserves were discovered in Cyprus, the island has been coveted by fossil-fuel giants. The situation is burdening delicate negotiations on reunification.


Energy and climate change: receding perspectives 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Will the European Union muster the ambition necessary to tackle climate change, and can it provide itself with the means to do so?


The Balkans (and Europe) are choking on coal pollution 

Friday 29 March 2019 | Maria Giulia Anceschi
| OBC Transeuropa

The 16 coal power plants in the western Balkans cause as much pollution as the 250 plants active within the European Union. The health impact is severe, and not just within the region.


Offshore wind turbines: Britain and Germany lead the way 

Saturday 06 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

While wind turbines continue to multiply in the seas of northern Europe and advance the process of energy transition, the south lags behind. Neither wind nor shores, however, are in short supply.


Flagging efforts in Europe 

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Renewable energy continues to grow in Europe, but increasingly slowly. Certain EU states may find it difficult to keep their 2020 commitments.


Cold housing and polluted cities? Something is changing in the Balkans 

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Many citizens of south-east Europe cannot afford to properly heat their own homes. The impact on health and air pollution is serious, but energy poverty has recently begun to decline.


Planned German coal exit boosts case for Nord Stream 2  in depth

Monday 28 January 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

A German commission recommends phasing out coal power over the next 19 years – which will provide additional arguments to build the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia, which both the European Commission and the US have reservations about.


French nuclear power: a European problem 

Thursday 22 November 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

To decommission or not to decommission? In the next few days, the French government will announce if it will permanently decommission nuclear reactors as part of its “multi-annual energy plan” (PPE) for the years 2019-20281. This key guidance document, expected more than four months ago, will outline the trajectory of the country’s energy production and consumption within the context of its contribution to European climate efforts 2.


Shedding some light on baffling bills  

Saturday 10 November 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

When it comes to electric bills, the components that determine how much you pay are changing significantly. And according to standards, this spells major disruptions for classifications.


How are EU countries faring about renewable sources? 

Monday 09 July 2018 | Damiano Bacci
| VoxEurop

The European Union has long been part of various agreements concerning the fight against climate change, with the main goal of limiting global warming by reducing its share of greenhouse gas emissions.