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Friday, December 21, 2018
EU reaches final deal on Clean Energy Package
The sixth trilogue concluded in the early hours of 19 December when EU negotiators reached a final political agreement on the Electricity Directive and Regulation. The deal wraps up a lengthy process of over two years since the EC proposed the “Clean Energy for All ...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Is it time to rethink capacity market design?
In the past few weeks, capacity mechanisms have been one of the most widely debated issues both in European political energy circles and even among policy-makers in North America. On 15 November 2018, the European General Court (EGC) issued a landmark ruling leading to the ...
Friday, December 14, 2018
EU negotiators reach agreement on sixth file of the Clean Energy Package
During the fourth trilogue held on 11 December, EU negotiators reached an agreement on the proposed recast of the Regulation establishing a European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). The newly agreed Regulation aims to strengthen ACER’s powers and add competences in ...


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EC seeks clean energy infrastructure projects to be awa...

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 : The EC launched a call for proposals under which €750 million will be granted in funding to key clean energy infrastructure projects across the EU. The funding is part of the first 2019 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy call, which runs until 13 June 2019. ...

Europe reserves 35% of research budget for clean techno...

S.6.4. Horizon Europe

D.6.4. Horizon Europe

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 : EU representatives struck an agreement on 19 March to set aside at least 35% of research funding for clean energy technologies within the Horizon Europe program for research and innovation. This comes in spite of reservations on the part of some Member States with regard ...

EP votes to increase emissions reduction target to 55% ...

S.4. Renewable Energy

D.6.4. Horizon Europe

Friday, March 15, 2019 : On 14 March, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a non-binding resolution to increase the EU’s 2030 emission reduction target to 55% compared with 1990 levels and in favour of a net-zero carbon 2050 target. The EU’s current aim is for a 40% ...

EC launches in-depth investigation into proposed E.ON a...

S.10.2. Competition Law

D.10.2. Competition Law

Friday, March 8, 2019 : The EC launched an in-depth investigation into E.ON’s proposed acquisition of Innogy from RWE (see news of February 21, 2019: “RWE to win EU regulatory approval to buy E.ON and Innogy’s renewables businesses”) due to concerns that the acquisition could decrease competition and lead to ...

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