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Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

Will the caretaker gov’t start a U-turn on Russia?

On its second day in office, the new Bulgarian cabinet announced a course towards "containment of the chaos and destruction" in the energy sector. This might well translate as a pivot to Moscow



VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

VIPs in the energy sector - who to watch out for in Bulgaria

Valentin Zlatev, Ahmed Dogan and Hristo Kovachki - three of the obscure, but key faces of Bulgarian energy


How important is Russian gas to Bulgaria and what are the alternatives?

How important is Russian gas to Bulgaria and what are the alternatives?

The country can ensure complete independence from Russian supplies within this year and it will not be that difficult


Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

Kadri Simson: Replacing all Russian gas immediately is impossible, cutting consumption must be part of our strategy

The EU Energy Policy Commissioner talks to Capital weekly about the risk of a complete cut-off from Russian gas - and what the EU plans to do about it


What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

What stands behind the arcane $1 billion investment memorandum with Gemcorp and IP3 funds?

Kapital Insights sheds light on the main points of the controversial memorandum signed by the two investment funds and the government


Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

Winter is coming, but natural gas is not: what is going on in Bulgaria?

In July, the energy regulator adopted the highest natural gas price so far this year for the regulated market


KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

KInsights' Energy Report: Dashboard

Four graphs that show the long-term trends in the Bulgarian energy sector



Canada’s Trillion Energy to resume exploration for natural gas near Dobrich

Canada’s Trillion Energy to resume exploration for natural gas near Dobrich

The project was shelved a few years ago but rising prices have revived the interest in it


The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

The new transport corridor between China and Europe crosses Bulgaria

Central Asia's transport corridor is getting more important due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine


The global partnership between KPMG and ServiceNow provides an opportunity for a career in Bulgaria as well

The global partnership between KPMG and ServiceNow provides an opportunity for a career in Bulgaria as well

Svetoslav Spasov, CEO of KPMG IT Service, and Markus Kempkes, the new Head of Central and Eastern Europe at ServiceNow, share their insights on what is the right answer to this challenge


Business in Bulgaria can start using solar energy a lot easier

Business in Bulgaria can start using solar energy a lot easier

A new bill allows photovoltaic installations up to 5 megawatts for one’s own use


A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

A new plan for the Bulgarian Energy sector: batteries and renewable energy are in, gas is out

Bulgaria’s Recovery plan finally received a green light from the EU. Coal plants get a breather as local energy production takes precedence


Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

Bulgaria slowing down on its way to the eurozone

The country does not meet the criterion of inflation but the political differences in the ruling coalition pose a bigger problem


The IGB project: A game-changer on the Eastern European gas market

The IGB project: A game-changer on the Eastern European gas market

The link with Greece is the first project that will really reduce Bulgaria’s dependence on Russian gas



Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Money for RES for businesses’ own use

Commercial lenders and Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) provide financing for solar power plants for businesses. Also, there is a funding program with 200 million levs in grants under the Recovery Plan


Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Strange protests and even stranger anti-inflation measures, plus the new owner of the Maritza Iztok - 3 coal power plant

Protest for the sake of protesting, Italian soldiers are welcomed and a new owner for the second largest TPP in Bulgaria