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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 ...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The new EC Climate Strategy – a rocky road to climate neutrality
On 28 November, the EC published its European strategic long-term vision ‘A Clean Planet for All’, in which it calls for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. The strategy highlights eight scenarios for the future of the EU and aims to show “how Europe can lead ...

Friday, November 23, 2018
EU negotiators reach agreement on fifth file of the Clean Energy Package
During the third trilogue on the evening of 22 November, negotiators from the EP, EC, and the Council came to an agreement on the proposed new Regulation on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector. The Regulation aims to secure the resilience of the electricity system as ...

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Landmark ruling in favour of DSR provider Tempus Energy confirms generation bias in UK capacity market design
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the EC did not effectively scrutinise the UK capacity market design when it was originally sanctioned under State Aid rules in 2014. Tempus Energy brought the case before the ECJ the same year, alleging that European policy ...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Important provisional agreements for the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package
Following the latest trilogues on the four remaining files of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, the negotiators reached some important compromises, thereby bringing the files closer to their final form and possible final agreement by the end of 2018. The third trilogue on the ...

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 ...