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Thursday, December 19, 2019
COP25 – Takeaways after a bitter end to the largest climate conference
Following months of climate marches, protests, campaigning, and an ever higher number of people concerned about the effects of climate change, the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), held from 02 to 15 ...

Friday, December 13, 2019
The European Green Deal – The Start of a Cross-Sectoral Revolution?
On 11 December, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen started her presentation of the European Green Deal (EGD) as “Europe’s man on the moon moment”. The problems it aims to address are urgent and affect all layers of society, industry and the very fibre ...

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Changing the guard… new faces in key EU energy positions
In  the beginning of December 2019, the new College of Commissioners of Ms Ursula von der Leyen took office. The new Commissioners responsible for energy and climate matters are Mr Frans Timmermans and Ms Kadri Simson. They replace outgoing Mr Miguel Arias Cañete, the Spanish Commissioner for ...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
“Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package Officially Adopted
The final four files of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package have been officially adopted. Following the adoption of the trilogue agreement text by the EP on 26 March 2019, the Council has now approved the text of the Electricity Market Regulation and Directive, ...

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 ...