Regulation & Policy

For ease of reference, S.and D. correspond to the Sections and Dossiers of the Quarterly

The new EC Climate Strategy – a rocky road to climate neutrality

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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 ...

ENTSO-E publishes Winter Outlook 2018-2019

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, November 29, 2018
ENTSO-E published its “Winter Outlook 2017-2018”, which finds that European electricity supply for the upcoming months is secure under normal conditions. In case of a cold spell, however, the situation will need monitoring across areas including Belgium, France, Northern–Italy, Central–Northern Italy and Slovenia, especially during ...

EC approves French State subsidies for small-scale solar

S.11. State Aid

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The EC approved a state aid measure to support innovative installations for electricity production from solar energy in France. The €600 million scheme will be financed from the French State budget and is earmarked to provide support for the deployment of 350 MW of new, ...

Ofgem and British Government launch Review of UK energy system rules

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Monday, November 26, 2018
On 26 November 2018, the UK government and the energy regulator Ofgem announced the launch of a comprehensive Energy Code Review designed to assess the adequacy of existing national legislation to meet the demands of a sector undergoing unprecedented transformation. There is growing stakeholder consensus ...

EU negotiators reach agreement on fifth file of the Clean Energy Package

S.12. Winter Package

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Friday, November 23, 2018
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 ...

EC urges EP and Council to come to an agreement on a timeline for the phase-out of regulated energy prices

S.11. State Aid

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Friday, November 23, 2018
Regulated energy prices have received a lot of attention from industry associations and the media in the lead-up to the finalisation of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package. Of the 28 Member States of the EU, eight maintain fully or partially regulated retail prices ...

Eight industry associations call for energy and climate change to be included in the Brexit Political Declaration

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Friday, November 16, 2018
On 16 November, eight European industry associations sent a common letter to Michel Barnier, European Chief Negotiator, and Dominic Raab, Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the EU, urging them to include a comprehensive chapter on energy and climate issues in any future Free Trade ...

Landmark ruling in favour of DSR provider Tempus Energy confirms generation bias in UK capacity market design

S.11. State Aid

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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 ...