Record Global Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Over the past few weeks there have been many reports of localized air quality improvements as the world has locked down to combat the coronavirus pandemic. However, no one should think that the climate crisis is therefore over—far from it. The most recent data from the United States National Oceanic …

Will the Historic Decisions Bring the Oil Industry Back From the Brink?

The IEA Oil Market Report (OMR) is one of the world’s most authoritative and timely sources of data, forecasts and analysis on the global oil market – including detailed statistics and commentary on oil supply, demand, inventories, prices and refining activity, as well as oil trade for IEA and selected …

The COVID-19 Crisis Has a Profound Impact Also on the Energy Sector

In three reports published today, the Energy Community Secretariat assesses the current status of financial liquidity of the electricity sector; compiles information about support from International Financial Institutions and commercial banks; and measures taken by energy regulators to address the ongoing issues, concluding that the COVID-19 crisis has a profound impact …

Sweden Shutters Last Coal-Fired Generating Plant 2 Years Early

It’s good news when a nation makes plans to rid itself of electricity generated from burning coal. It’s even better news when it does so ahead of schedule. Swedish utility Stockholm Exergi announced some time ago it would shut down its KVV6 coal generating station in Hjorthagen in 2022. It …

Can Electricity Decarbonize the Energy Sector?

The energy sector currently accounts for two-thirds of global carbon emissions; Expedited progress on energy efficiency and low-carbon sources in the energy mix is required to achieve deep decarbonization; As the demand to “electrify everything” grows, the carbon footprint associated with every step of the electricity generation process must be …

Energy Community Launches E-Forum for Gas Distribution System Experts

Since 2016, the Energy Community Coordination Platform for distribution system operators for gas (ECDSO-G) convenes twice per year.  Following requests for more regular communication and to deepen the level of discussion during 2019, the Secretariat launched a web-based interactive discussion forum. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion, experience sharing, exchange …