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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Hot Topic: EFSI 2.0 extension approved by EP Committees and backed by EIB
The scheduled term of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) was 2018. However, in light of its success, the EC proposed in September 2016 to extend the fund’s life until 2020 and to strengthen its mechanisms. In December 2016, the Council adopted a decision ...

Friday, May 12, 2017
Hot topic: An energy price cap for the UK?
The British people will go to the polls on 08 June 2017 and, according to the pre-election statements and party programs, the discussion will not revolve only around Brexit (see news of 18 April 2017: ‘UK’s surprise general election would not affect RES auction and ...

Friday, May 5, 2017
Hot Topic: Blockchain – the next revolution in the electricity sector!
Blockchain, the technology that stands behind the success of the infamous cryptocurrency Bitcoin, is considered to be one of the most potentially disruptive technologies for the established way of doing business in almost all industrial sectors. Since its conception in 2008, the technology has enabled ...

Friday, April 28, 2017
Hot Topic: Macron vs Le Pen – The future of French energy politics
French elections and the two contenders France is undergoing one of the most divisive and controversial elections in the history of the Fifth Republic, with significant consequences for the established parties and political system that will likely be long-debated. In the first round of the elections ...

Friday, April 7, 2017
Hot Topic: On both sides of the Atlantic, the pressure is on: Storage needs to become a priority
New energy storage technologies are constantly being developed and improved, making them cheaper and more easily integrated into the energy networks of both the UK and the US. Both however also face different obstacles to the development of storage technologies. British storage legislation change – to ...

Friday, March 31, 2017
Hot Topic: President Trump signs Executive Order against climate change promoting coal
US President, Donald Trump, signed an extensive Executive Order at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the main objectives of which are to revoke former US President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts and revive the coal industry. The ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’ Order ...

Friday, March 31, 2017
Hot Topic: UK-EU energy cooperation after Brexit: what lies ahead?
On 29 March 2017, the British Prime Minister Theresa May officially informed the EU Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU by invoking the infamous Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. While this decision quickly became a hot topic, its impacts may ...

Friday, March 24, 2017
Hot Topic: – Solar on the road to outshine fossil fuels in the Middle East: A unique business opportunity for Europe and US RES industries
The Middle East, famous for its abundant oil and gas reserves, is seeing a flourishing development of renewable energy, particularly solar. A recent Report by the Middle East Solar Industry Association states that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region has around 5,7 GW ...