In tandem with the global energy transitions, Turkey has gone through a major transition since 2002, which I refer to as Transition 1.0. Opening the market to competition while meeting the increasing demand was not an easy process, but strong political commitment, vision, and stability made it possible.
Publishers Editcom, who also operate specialized website energia.gr, have released the "Greek Energy Directory 2016," a comprehensive guide to the local energy industry, which is at the forefront of privatizations in Greece, given the country's recently discovered hydrocarbon reserves, the opening up of the local energy market and the infinite domestic capacity in terms of renewable sources.
Bulgaria's energy legislation needs urgent amendments early next year amid steps to liberalize the energy market, the chief of the energy watchdog has said.
Ivan Ivanov, who heads the country's Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR), has made his comments during a hearing in Parliament, ahead of the first test launch of the energy exchange in Sofia.
"For too long Bulgaria and other countries of the region have been concentrating on large scale pipeline projects such as South Stream and have left behind the development of important regional infrastructure, notably interconnections with neighbouring countries," Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director Internal Energy Market at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy