Exxon Mobil Staff Denied EP Lobbyist Badges

A respected international academic has questioned the legality of removing parliamentary passes for ExxonMobil employees. It comes after the Greens/EFA group in parliament claimed that ExxonMobil refused to attend a recent parliamentary hearing on the company’s alleged role in funding climate change denial. The group sent a letter to Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and the…

Bitter Lemons

Bitter Lemons

Cyprus emerged as the number one issue on the international political arena recently, writes Leyla Tavsonoglu. The Greek Cypriot Government, enjoying the full benefits of being the sole EU member of the island, disregarding the Turkish Cypriot side, in partnership with Israel and Egypt, continues drilling for natural gas and oil on the Cypriot continental shelf. …

ACP and EU join forces in Fight Against Climate Change

Partnership ACP and EU in Fight Against Climate Change

MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs discussed the future of the partnership and agreed to enhance support for education and the fight against climate change. During the 37th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 18 to 20 March in Bucharest, Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from 78…

European Prospects on Ukraine’s Nuclear Market

Prospects on Ukraine’s Nuclear Market

Efforts to combat corruption in Ukraine’s public procurement have started to bear fruit as the new electronic online system “ProZorro” has become increasingly effective and competent, writes James Wilson.  According to Ukrainian law all public procurement tenders must be offered on “ProZorro” which guarantees transparency and the openness of competitive bids in the procurement of…

The Importance For Europe of Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Industry

Kazakhstan's Nuclear Industry

Kazatomprom (The National Atomic Company of the Republic of Kazakhstan) is the world’s biggest uranium producer, with 20% of global production. It commands an important strategic position in a world economy striving to reduce carbon emissions post-Katowice, writes James Wilson. The company has released information to the media about flotation of shares on the stock…

Power to Gas

Power to Gas

“Power to Gas” uses renewable or low-carbon electricity to make hydrogen. The electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen and oxygen has existed almost since the “discovery” of electricity, writes Mike Parr. Until the 1950/1960s electrolysis was the key method used to produce hydrogen which is an important feedstock for the production of chemicals such as…

Ukraine’s Nuclear State Of Play: The International Dimension

Ukraine’s Nuclear State Of Play

Transmission lines (photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash). This piece originally appeared in EnergySource the blog of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. BY MELISSA HERSH AND EDWARD KEE The following is the second installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its…

Poland’s Role In Energy Bridge And Regional Energy Security

Poland's Role In Energy Bridge

Transmission lines (photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash). This piece originally appeared in EnergySource the blog of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center BY MELISSA HERSH AND EDWARD KEE The following is the third installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its neighbors. In Part…

What Role Can Energy Bridge Play In Ukraine’s Energy Resilience

What Role Can Energy Bridge Play In Ukraine's

Transmission line (photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash). This piece originally appeared in EnergySource the blog of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center BY MELISSA HERSH AND EDWARD KEE The following is the first installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its…

Ukraine and Japan Partner on Nuclear Energy

Ukraine and Japan Partner

Last week Yuri Nedashkovsky, the President of the Ukrainian state-owned nuclear power generating company Energoatom, visited Toshiba Energy Systems in Japan as part of their programme of cooperation. In July Turboatom and Toshiba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Nuclear Energy. Turboatom is a major business partner of Energoatom for improving the operational efficiency,…