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Friday, March 17, 2017
Hot topic: Love me tender – the UK’s offshore transmission system enters a new phase
Much of the recent focus in the UK is concentrated on how the ongoing Brexit debates and complex external and internal relationships of the Kingdom will affect energy markets. Offshore wind development off the coast ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Hot Topic: When the wild wind blows
WindEurope reports that European investments in wind energy in 2016 reached €27,5 billion – a 5% increase compared to 2015 – thereby indicating that the European wind energy market is mature and interest in the ...
Friday, February 17, 2017
Hot Topic: Is the answer for Europe blowing in the wind?
The Dutch House of Representatives approved a motion asking the government to look at additional options to include more offshore wind farm zones to the existing Dutch Energy Agreement (Energieakkoord) 2013-2023 (see news of 12 ...

Regulation & Policy

S.8. Energy Efficiency


Wednesday, March 22, 2017 : The European Parliament and Council agreed on the revision of the Energy Efficiency Labelling Regulation. The current product labels, ranging from A+++ to G, will be simplified and replaced by clearer and more understandable labeling, ...

S.9. External Dimension

D.9.1. Security of Energy Supply and International Cooperation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 : The EP and the Council of the EU finally adopted new rules on establishing an information exchange mechanism regarding intergovernmental agreements (IGA) and non-binding instruments between Member States and third countries in energy. The aim of ...

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.8. EU Network Codes

Thursday, March 16, 2017 : EU Member States approved a draft EU Regulation containing the Network Code (NC) on the ‘Electricity Balancing Guideline’. This NC outlines the rules for a competitive and cross-border electricity balancing market, as well as harmonised ...

S.4. Renewable Energy

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 : Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, released an article with the figures for RES generation for each EU Member State, showing a generally positive trend in the transition from non-RES. The gross consumption of ...

Industry News

Friday, March 17, 2017

Two zones covering about 158.000 square kilometres and capable of generating 3 GW of offshore wind in the south of Massachusetts are being eyed by potential suitors. Separately, PNE requested to lease a zone facing ...

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