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Friday, June 22, 2018
EU strikes deals on energy efficiency targets and governance rules
On 19 June 2018, the negotiators from the EC, EP, and the Council reached an important agreement on the Energy Efficiency Directive before proceeding with the lengthy debates on the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union, which also culminated with a deal in ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
EU strikes deal on new RES Directive after trilogue on Energy Efficiency fails
In the early hours of 14 June, during the final trilogue on the RES Directive, the Council, the MEPs from the ITRE Committee, and the EC reached an important compromise and stroke a deal on a legally-binding EU-wide 32% RES target and a complete phase-out ...
Friday, June 8, 2018
EC proposes restructuring of energy funds and increased funding under new EU budget
Major changes to the current structure of EU financial instruments are being considered by the EC with the second set of legislative proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – the EU’s 2021-2027 budget. The EC aims to introduce three major proposals for the current ...


Saturday, October 13, 2018


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ACER publishes Decision on fallback procedures for Core...

S.2. Internal Energy Market


Monday, October 8, 2018 : ACER published a Decision that revises the methodology proposed by transmission system operators (TSO) of thirteen Member States that will apply a coordinated calculation and allocation of the capacity between bidding zones (the Core Capacity Calculation Region) for establishing the rules for alternative capacity allocation ...

Belgian Northwester 2 offshore wind park receives EFSI ...

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Friday, October 5, 2018 : The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support the construction of the Northwester 2 wind farm off the Belgian coast with a loan of €210 million. Slightly more than half of this amount will be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the central ...

ENTSO-E publishes Midterm Adequacy Forecast

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 : The ENTSO-E Midterm Adequacy Forecast (MAF) 2018 edition is a pan-European monitoring assessment of power system resource adequacy according to base scenarios for 2020 and 2025 and based on sophisticated mathematical calculations including a Loss of Load Expectation (LOLE) metric. The MAF looks at the complex ...

EC approves €3,5 billion support for three offshore w...

S.11. State Aid

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Friday, September 28, 2018 : On 27 September, the EC approved Belgian plans to support with maximum funding of up to €3,5 billion, three projects: the Mermaid (235 MW), Seastar (252 MW) and Northwester2 (219 MW) offshore wind farms. In December 2016, the EC approved under EU state aid rules ...

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