The Carbon Column – A final thought

This is my final column, a time to reflect on the need for large scale change following the release of the AR6 Synthesis Report

Enel boss says ‘it will take years’ to stabilise energy prices

But renewables is the only way to speed this process up, he claims

EU to deliver additional energy equipment to Ukraine

More than 40% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, including transmission lines, power stations and pipelines, is said to have been damaged or destroyed by Russian attacks

UK releases first tranche of £10m support to help restore Ukraine’s energy system

It follows Russia’s widespread missile and drone strikes, which have particularly targeted Ukraine’s electricity supply, since October 2022

UK sanctions four Russian steel and petrochemical tycoons

They include oligarchs Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, who are known to be business associates of Roman Abramovich and previously owned major stakes in Russian steel manufacturer Evraz

IEA: Europe must act now to avoid gas shortage next year

It warns the region could face a gap of as much as 30bn cubic metres of natural gas during the summer period

Denmark’s €3.4bn scheme to support energy-intensive firms granted EU approval

The subsidised loan scheme will provide a payment deferral of the bills for electricity, gas and district heating for all types of companies and support for energy suppliers covering their administrative costs

EU to help Ukraine rebuild energy infrastructure after Russian attacks

The energy infrastructure in Ukraine has been targeted by Russia over the past weeks and months which have affected more than 30% of the country’s energy system

Norwegian energy giant Equinor completes Russia exit

It has exited from four joint ventures with state-owned Rosneft as well as the Kharyaga oilfield project

UK calls on Russia to give nuclear facilities back to Ukraine

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is still currently under Russian control