IEU Energy Telegram 24 May 2018

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GAZPROM: 

  • Antitrust: EU Commission imposes binding obligations on Gazprom to enable free flow of gas at competitive prices in Central and Eastern European gas markets +++ 
  • Statement by EU Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision imposing binding obligations on Gazprom to enable free flow of gas at competitive prices +++ 
  • Latest publications by Gazprom +++ 
    • Germany further stepping up Russian gas imports following records of 2016 and 2017 +++ 
    • Gazprom and Wintershall address cooperation issues
    • Russian gas exports to Austria still growing in 2018
    • Gazprom and JBIC address cooperation prospects
    • Gazprom and VNG review joint UGS projects in Germany
    • Gazprom and RusGazDobycha discuss future of joint projects
    • Gazprom and Skolkovo Foundation agree on sci-tech cooperation
    • Zagorsk Pipe Plant to expand product range for Gazprom
    • Gazprom and Fortum discuss cooperation in power industry
    • Demand for Russian gas still on rise in Serbia
    • Gazprom and Srei discuss avenues of cooperation in gas sector
    • Gazprom and MegaFon broaden cooperation in communications field
    • Gazprom and Mitsui review progress of agreement on small- and mid-scale LNG

SHALE GAS

  • UNCTAD - Report on shale gas - embargo lifted

ENERGY REGULATION

  • Reminder. Register for ACER’s Annual Conference: “An Energy Union for all Europeans”
  • ENTSO-E / ENERGINET digital roundtable conference

ENERGY TRANSITION

  • IEA report highlights need for policy action to improve power system flexibility
  • IEA: Thinking Ahead Lecture: The Role of Digitalization for a Sustainable Energy Transition
  • Das beste Mittel gegen "Energiekriege" ist die Energiewende: Kommentar von Claudia Kemfert - DIW

RENEWABLES

  • Renewables Grid Initiative: Award honours innovation in public participation, technology and environmental protection
  • New report: Carbon impacts of biomass consumed in the EU - European Climate Foundation
  • Wood energy is no sleeping giant, say UNECE/FAO experts

ENERGY STORAGE

  • Sweden wants global measures for sustainable battery production

NUCLEAR ENERGY

  • IAEA Launches New Nuclear Energy Capacity Building Hub

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • Cm 2919 2018 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENERGY
  • St 8892 2018 Init Renewal of the Agreement between the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation (KEDO) ESPOO Convention - discussions held at the Working Party on International Environmental Issues 136th Session of the Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy, NEA, OECD 19-20 April 2018 ESA update on the activity of the European Observatory on the supply of medical radioisotopes Any other business
  • St 8894 2018 Init European Court of Auditor's Special Report No 05/2018 "Renewable energy for sustainable rural development: significant potential synergies, but mostly unrealised" - Discussion of Council conclusions


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