Airbus Plans to Launch a Carbon-Free Aircraft by 2035

Airbus has unveiled three visual concepts for “zero emission” airplanes to be powered by hydrogen. It is the planemaker’s latest effort to draw public attention to its “zero-emission” ambitions as European governments push for cleaner technology in their post-COVID recovery plans. Airbus has set itself a deadline of 2035 to …

Release of Naftogaz’s Gas Key for Continuation of Gas Market Reforms in Ukraine

Ukraine has achieved significant milestones towards gas market liberalization and the development of a stable gas hub in the last years. However, certain elements remain that hinder full market liberalization and competition and even threaten to reverse the progress achieved. The Secretariat’s Position Paper on Gas Market Design in Ukraine, …

Energy Community Prepares to Tackle Gas Sector Methane Emissions

European Commission published the EU Methane Strategy to establish a harmonised framework to reduce methane emissions in the gas upstream, midstream, downstream as well as the coal sector and abandoned sites. The strategy envisages the establishment of an international methane emissions mechanism to compile, verify and publish global methane emissions …

Opatija Will Host the Leading International Gas Conference in Southeast Europe

The jubilee 35th edition of the International Scientific & Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals will open its doors on the 21st of October, 2020 traditionally in Opatija, Croatia. During three days of the event 600 delegates, representing more than 200 companies and institutions, 60 respected speakers, and 45 exhibitors from …

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 …

Oil and Gas Industry Needs to Step Up Climate Efforts Now

Oil and gas companies are facing a critical challenge as the world increasingly shifts towards clean energy transitions. Fossil fuels drive the companies’ near-term returns, but failure to address growing calls to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could threaten their long-term social acceptability and profitability. The oil and gas industry now …

Berkeley Became First US City to Ban Natural Gas

Berkeley this week became the first city in the United States to ban natural, fossil gas hook-ups in new buildings. The landmark ordinance was passed into law on Tuesday, after being approved unanimously by the city council the previous week amid resounding public support. Although Berkeley may be pushing the …