The investment case for low-carbon energy is strong: increased economic growth and jobs, reduced transition risks, and the most cost-effective pathway to realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. Why, then, are EU energy ministers so reluctant to provide the legislative framework required to shift the trillions? writes Stephanie Pfeifer.
At present, Turkmen natural gas is exported via the transnational pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China, put into operation in December 2009.
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Negotiations with Turkey on the "Turkish Stream" are not easy - but it is clear that for Russia this project is so priority that it is ready to make various concessions on other issues. In particular, she unofficially agreed with the Turkish army's operation in the Syrian province of Idlib - in order not only to expand its sphere of influence in the north of Syria, but also to prevent the creation of Kurdish autonomy on Syrian territory. Since December 1, the Turkish tomatoes are returning to the Russian market.
China, does not intend to limit itself to deliveries only from Russia. In China, the first batch of Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was delivered in container tanks. Suppliers and buyers consider this export model to be very promising. Over the next two years, Gazprom will create its own gas liquefaction technology, the head of the Russian Ministry of Energy announced after the meeting of the interdepartmental working group on import substitution in the fuel and energy sector.
Russia's Gazprom in 2017 will increase the purchase of Central Asian gas up to 20 billion cubic meters and intends to keep this volume next year, Russian media quoted representative of Gazprom Export Andrei Zotov as saying.
Before the nuclear agreement was concluded and while the talks with the future signatories were under way, Iran’s trade balance with different partners was affected by a number of artificial factors.
A shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the United States from energy importer to exporter, taking the country a giant leap toward the goal of energy independence declared by presidents for half a century.
Environmental and energy co-operation essential for good neighbourly relations, conclude participants at OSCE discussion in Vienna
Co-operation on environmental and energy issues contributes to preventing tensions, building confidence and promoting good neighbourly relations in the OSCE region and therefore it must be strengthened, underlined senior officials and experts at high-level discussion taking place on 16 and 17 October in Vienna.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017.