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Can Trump affect the fate of the global economic crisis?

February 29, 2020 (02:14)

Sergey Khestanov – Russian economist, associate professor of ‘The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration’, macroeconomic adviser to the general director of the Moscow investment company ‘Otkrytie Broker’, believes that at the end of 2019 – the beginning of 2020 important factor that influences the economic cycle is powerfully manifested: the election campaign in the United States began. The current US president, D. Trump, is actively demonstrating a desire to be re-elected.

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Prospects for the functioning of the Just Transition Mechanism

January 17, 2020 (12:40)

On January 14, 2020, the European Commission officially presented its plans to implement a special instrument to comprehensively support integrated policies aimed to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, namely Just Transition Mechanism.
The European Commission estimates that during the 2021-2027 budget period Just Transition Mechanism should provide around EUR 100 billion of EU financial assistance in the form of grants and direct investment to the most vulnerable regions with a significant share of coal or heat generation. The Mechanism should also help attract at least EUR 1 trillion in investment from private institutions and national government programs to support energy transition.

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New technological solutions for the electrification of the public sector and logistics

January 2, 2020 (11:44)

The German companies Siemens and VDL Bus & Coach have begun testing new charging modular stations in conjunction with storage systems for heavy electrified vehicle fleets, which could become a new niche in the transport field and an important partner for transmission system operators. The use of V2G technology allows the fast charging of electrified heavy transport, as well as offers frequency balancing and maintenance services in the grid.
At the same time, US Navigant and eIQ Mobility offer creation and maintenance of parks of electric vehicles on a turn-key basis, which can bring a new type of company to the global transportation market that are capable of becoming effective partners for transmission system operators and capable to successfully implement electrification programs with minimal negative impact on the stability of power systems functioning.

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Future of Ukrainian transit and Gazprom’s strategy in Central and Eastern European markets

December 27, 2019 (08:59)

An analysis of Gazprom’s presence in the European gas market in recent years shows that the company has generally been able to adapt to new business conditions. While Gazprom’s share of the European gas market is likely to decline in the medium term and gas prices will tend to decline, the Russian supplier’s position will remain strong, including in Central and Eastern Europe.

The outcome of the tripartite consultations on the signing of a contract for the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine to EU countries, in particular the signing of the minutes of the governmental meeting of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the EU on December 20, 2019, is estimated by the European side as a compromise between Ukraine and Russia, which minimizes the risks of winter 2019/20 season for Central and Eastern Europe.

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Small modular reactors are a promising direction for the development of nuclear power

December 17, 2019 (04:39)

European Union and the US held their first business conference on the development and implementation of small modular reactors (SMRs) as a promising technology for low carbon energy development, greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the replacement of existing fossil fuel power plants and all coal-fired power plants (TPP). The conference was attended by US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, as well as representatives of Euratom and US private development companies.

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State and prospects of the European LNG industry

November 25, 2019 (03:42)

Reporting result of participation of Cepconsult s.r.o. in the Central European Energy Conference 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia on November 18-19, 2019.

In the next 3-5 years, expanding the LNG supply to the EU member states remains one of the priority areas for the development of the European energy market, within the framework of achieving the goals of the Energy Union. The main arguments for expanding the European LNG market are: the possibility of reducing dependence on Russian gas and use of coal; the global LNG market provides flexible and diversified supplies; competition between suppliers contributes to the formation of favorable for the European market LNG prices.

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Central and Eastern European countries are on the way to achieving the goals of the Energy Union strategy

November 21, 2019 (08:28)

Reporting result of participation of Cepconsult s.r.o. in the Central European Energy Conference 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia on November 18-19, 2019. 

Over the next 3-5 years, the key efforts of the regulators of the European energy market will be directed to the development and modernization of  infrastructure of the electricity market, which is prioritized among other types of energy (mechanical, chemical, thermal, nuclear).

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Construction of the “Poland – Slovakia” gas interconnector

November 11, 2019 (01:02)

On October 9, 2019, “Oil – Gas – Chemistry 2019” conference was held in Warsaw. The conference was attended by representatives of Polish and foreign companies in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. The conference was mainly devoted to consideration of intensive energy reforms. According to the participants of the event, the revolution in shale oil and gas production in the USA, which created new opportunities for energy independence of the countries of Eastern Europe, is a stimulating factor of fundamental changes and development of new energy projects.

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The issue of concerns of the gas distribution industry in Ukraine

November 10, 2019 (04:39)

“On June 13, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine considered constitutional application submitted by 46 people’s deputies of Ukraine and found the incompliance of some provisions of the Law of Ukraine “On the National Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Commission” (Law No. 1540) with the Constitution of Ukraine”.

The applicants argued that Ukrainian Law No. 1540, which defines the legal status of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (hereinafter referred to as NEURC), its objectives, functions, powers and the procedure of their implementation, violates the constitutional principles of separation of powers.

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