US tells Israel EastMed not an option

The US no longer supports the ambitious EastMed natural-gas pipeline from Israel to Europe; the Biden administration has informed Israel, Greece and Cyprus, a diplomatic source told the Jerusalem Post. State Department officials conveyed

EastMed doubts dent Cyprus energy plans

Cyprus’ dreams of becoming an energy hub have taken a step backwards after Nicosia confirmed the construction of the EastMed gas pipeline is a longshot. In comments to state radio CyBC, newly

Subsidy scheme for electric bikes

Cyprus Transport Ministry will launch a subsidy scheme for electric bicycles as part of the government’s urban mobility scheme to encourage the public to opt for greener and more sustainable means of

US backs East Med electricity link via EuroAsia

A State Department spokesperson said that Washington continues to support regional stability and energy cooperation between Cyprus, Greece, Israel through electricity interconnectors like EuroAsia. The comments follow the publication in Greek media


Betting on East Med gas is the wrong horse

After years of official support by the US Administration for energy projects in the East Mediterranean, Washington has shed its clothes. As expected, Washington’s perceived support for a regional offshore gas pipeline


VAT cut on electricity bills in limbo

A bill approved by opposition parties to cut VAT on electricity bills indefinitely from 19% to 9% across the board is in limbo after MPs rejected President Nicos Anastasiades veto. Parliament, including

EAC to add 40 EV charging stations

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus plans to add another 40 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of the year, in addition to the 33 it already operates islandwide. A senior

Government supplying north with electricity

The Cyprus government will continue to supply the Turkish-occupied north with electricity until 4 January to prevent power outages. CNA said that a request was made on Wednesday after the previous agreement between

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