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EU Green Deal
May 22, 2020

Eight EU Countries Back Gas During Transition

EU Green Deal: Eight EU States Back ‘Natural Gas’ In Net-Zero Transition (EURACTIV) Frédéric Simon (May 22): In a joint paper, a group of eight EU nations calls for “combined electricity – gas solutions” in the transition to net-zero emissions by 2050. “A transition based solely on renewable energy sources does not consider the need […]

API
November 22, 2016

Recent LNG Developments

Congress is now in recess for the Thanksgiving holiday, with both chambers scheduled to reconvene early during the week of Nov. 28 to pass another stop-gap government funding bill and to address a few other matters. One item still on the agenda is the legislation that would set a new statutory deadline on the Department […]

Congress
November 18, 2016

LNG Legislation Still Matters

Sometimes on the public policy battlefield it makes sense to lay down your non-lethal weapons (such as bulleted one-pagers and email-tracked vehicles) and declare victory. However, with regard to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) legislation, that time has not yet come (despite last week’s electoral results). For reasons outlined below, the U.S. LNG export community […]

Congress
November 14, 2016

Seven Ambassadors Support USLNG Action

On Mon. Nov. 14, seven ambassadors from Central and Eastern Europe sent joint letters to congressional leaders, calling on them to “continue working towards the goal of enacting LNG legislation still in 2016.” The effort was spearheaded by the Embassy of Poland and the letters were signed by ambassadors from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, […]

Austria
September 17, 2014

How Cold Will It Get this Winter?

This is the question on the minds of many in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Perennially posed by those who are curious about the weather, this question is taking on a whole new dimension—to say nothing of heightened urgency—by the fact that natural gas supply continuity remains very much an issue in this part of […]

Bulgaria
April 30, 2014

European Energy Envoys Brief Senate Staff

On Wed. April 30, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sponsored an LNG export briefing for Senate staff. Participating in the briefing were the Ambassadors-at-Large for Energy Security from Hungary (Anita Orbán), Slovakia (Pavol Hamžík), Bulgaria (Lachezar Matev), and Romania (Mihnea Constan-tinescu). According to the Embassy of Hungary: the four energy envoys talked “about […]

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