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Blackout in Ukraine as Russia Strikes Ukrainian Energy Grid

Satellite images captured on November 24 show vast tracts of Ukraine in almost complete darkness. The satellite imagery shows the impact of recent Russian missile strikes against the the beleaguered nation’s energy grid. On Wednesday, Russia launched a wave of...

Greece, Cyprus on Edge as Turkey Plans New Drilling in the Med

Turkey has announced new drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean with the newly-inaugurated Abdulhamid Han drillship set to sail in the coming days. “Its new mission is planned to be in the Mediterranean,” said the director general of the Turkish Oil...

European Space Agency Plans to Beam Solar Energy From Space

The European Space Agency (ESA) is contemplating the plan of the Solaris initiative to beam solar energy from space in order to distribute electricity wirelessly to Earth. The aim of the Solaris program is to have giant satellites in orbit,...

Environmental Groups Challenge Offshore Gas Exploration by Greece

Environmental groups in Greece have challenged the decision to start gas exploration west and southwest of Crete, saying that dangers to the marine environment have not been adequately assessed. Greenpeace, WWF, and the Pelagos Cetological Research Institute have been attempting...

Gas Reserves of Greece Could Supply EU for the Next Five Years

Natural gas has always been a valuable commodity in Europe and is becoming even rarer now, but what is the reason for this? What is behind this is elevated prices due to the interruption in supply caused by Russia’s...

Ai Stratis to Become the First Green Island in Greece

The small Greek island of Ai Stratis (Agios Efstratios) with just over two hundred inhabitants is expected to become the first island in Greece to be powered exclusively by electric and thermal energy from renewables. The small hybrid project in...

Greece Begins Gas Exploration Off Crete

Greece began gas exploration starting with seismic surveys on Thursday in offshore areas west and southwest of Crete, Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas said. In speaking to public television channel ERT, Skrekas said that "the ship has begun. At...

Greece Cancels Alexandroupolis Port Sale

On Monday, Greece announced it is canceling the tender for the privatization of the port of Alexandroupolis due to its elevated geostrategic importance. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the port in northern Greece near the border of Turkey will remain...

Greece to Start Gas Exploration Off Crete ‘Within Days’

On Monday, Greece announced that Exxon Mobil will start a gas exploration project southwest of the southern Peloponnese peninsula and the island of Crete. The U.S. energy giant will start seismic exploration “in the coming days,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis...

A Solar Power Station in Space? Here’s How it Would Work

The UK government is reportedly considering a £16 billion proposal to build a solar power station in space. By Jovana Radulovic Yes, you read that right. Space-based solar power is one of the technologies to feature in the government’s Net Zero...

Ukraine Power Cuts: Zelensky Accuses Russia of ”Energy Terrorism”

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused the Kremlin of "energy terrorism” after 4.5 million people across Ukraine faced power cuts on Friday following Russian attacks on the country’s energy network. More and more power cuts continue across Kyiv, according to the city’s...

Greece Emerging as Electric Power Supplier to Southeast Europe

Greece has emerged as an exporter of electric power to its neighbors in Southeast Europe in the last few months. The country has become a net exporter – rather than importer – of electricity, according to the Independent Power Transmission...

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline

Global greenhouse gas emissions seem to be on the decline this year in a surprising twist of statistics. On Wednesday, the International Energy Agency (IEA), based in Paris noted that if not for major deployments of renewable energy technologies and...

U.S. Slams Turkey-Russia Deal to Form a Natural Gas Hub

On Wednesday, the U.S. expressed its opposition to the agreement announced by Turkey for the creation of a natural gas hub in cooperation with Russia. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that he had agreed with his Russian counterpart,...

Greece Runs Entirely On Renewable Energy For The First Time in History

Greece ran entirely powered on renewable energy for the first time in its history last week, according to the independent power transmission operator (IPTO). On Friday, 7 October, for a period of around five hours, the country ran entirely on...