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  • EU proposes complete ban on Russian crude oil

    06 May 2022

    On May 5, the European Union proposed a total ban on Russian oil imports as part of a new round of sanctions as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. During a speech, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Russian crude oil would be phased out within six months, however the proposal has been met by opposition from some EU members, including Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic....

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  • Russia’s fossil fuel revenues have doubled since invasion of Ukraine, new report claims

    03 May 2022

    A new report has claimed that Russia has almost doubled its fossil fuel revenues since its invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Russia has received around €62 billion (£52.2bn) from exporting oil, gas and coal to the European Union (EU) in the two months since it began its invasion, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) has said....

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  • Ukraine’s nuclear regulator restores communications with Chernobyl

    21 April 2022

    Ukraine informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on April 19 that direct communications between the national regulator and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been restored, more than a month after contact was lost when Russian forces seized control of the site....

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  • New analysis shows Ukraine war will not derail Europe’s energy transition

    06 April 2022

    Europe’s energy transition will be accelerated – with less fossil fuels in the energy mix and lower greenhouse gas emissions – because of its pivot away from Russian gas. According to new analysis from DNV’s Energy Transition Research, 34% of the energy mix in Europe will come from non-fossil fuels in 2024, two percentage points more than the pre-war forecast....

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  • EU and US sign LNG deal to cut reliance on Russia

    26 March 2022

    The European Union and United States signed a deal on March 25 that will see the US supply an additional 15 billion cubic metres (bcm) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe in 2022, with expected increases going forward. The announcement was made as President Joe Biden met with EU leaders to discuss ways to curb Europe’s reliance on Russian fossil fuels following its invasion of Ukraine....

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Europe’s largest nuclear power plant hit by shelling in Ukraine 07 March 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on March 4 that the site of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, had been shelled by Russian forces and a fire had erupted. Fortunately, the blaze did not affect “essential” equipment, the IAEA said, and there was no reported change in radiation levels....

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International Atomic Energy Agency provides updates on Ukraine’s nuclear facilities following Russian invasion 01 March 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has provided several daily updates in recent days on the safety and security of Ukraine’s nuclear reactors following the Russian invasion of the country which began on February 24. Ukraine has four nuclear power sites with a total of 15 reactors and is also the location of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant....

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BP and Equinor exit Russia after attack on Ukraine 28 February 2022

BP announced on February 27 that it will exit its 19.75% shareholding in Rosneft and that two BP-nominated directors will also resign from the Russian oil company’s board with immediate effect. In a similar move, Equinor also announced on February 28 that is has decided to stop new investments in Russia, and to start the process of exiting Equinor’s Russian Joint Ventures....

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Coal mine blast leaves one dead, eight injured in Georgia 01 February 2022

One miner was killed and eight others were injured by an explosion at a coal mine in the town of Tkibuli in western Georgia on January 30. The injured workers were all rushed to hospital in the country’s capital Tbilisi where three of them were reported to be in critical conditions....

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Germany’s energy regulator says Nord Stream 2 won’t be online in first half of 2022 17 December 2021

Germany’s energy regulator, Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), has said that its decision on certifying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline won’t be made before July 2022. The certification process for the pipeline was stopped in November after BNetzA told the Swiss-based operator – whose majority owner is Russia’s Gazprom – to set up a German subisidiary in order to comply with European law....

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