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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 ...

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 ...

Monday, December 18, 2017
Will the financial sector make the planet great again?
On 12 December 2017, two years after the adoption of the COP21 Paris Agreement and one year after it came into force, world leaders came together again to reaffirm their common commitment to combating the effects of climate change. The One Planet Summit in Paris, convened ...