Regulation & Policy

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

“Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package Officially Adopted

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

D.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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, ...

EC issues guidance on implementation of revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

D.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
The EC published Recommendations on how EU Member States should implement the revised building renovation component of the EPBD, thereby responding to requests for clarifications from Member States as they embark upon the process of transposing the new and revised provisions into their respective national ...

EC requests mandate for negotiation of Energy Charter Treaty investment provisions modernisation

S.9.3. International Cooperation

D.9.3. International Cooperation

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The EC adopted a draft mandate to partake in negotiations on behalf of the EU to modernise the Energy Charter Treaty, a plurilateral trade and investment agreement. The negotiations would result in a revision of certain provisions of the Treaty to reflect the EU’s reformed ...

Shareholders reject €9 billion Chinese bid for EDP

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Shareholders in Energias de Portugal (EDP), the largest company in Portugal, blocked a €9 billion takeover bid this week by state-owned China Three Gorges (CTG) Corporation. CTG is already the biggest EDP shareholder with a 23.27% share. CTG claimed that, whatever the outcome of the ...

EC approves €385 million support to Lithuanian renewables

S.11. State Aid

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The EC approved, as compatible with EU State Aid rules, a €385 million support scheme for electricity production from renewable sources in Lithuania. In May, the country will introduce a scheme supporting renewable energy installations to help Lithuania reach its 38% renewable target by 2025. ...

EC approves Irish scheme for renewable heat generation

S.11. State Aid

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The EC approved under EU State aid rules an Irish scheme to support the generation of heat from biomass and anaerobic digestion. The scheme is open to a wide range of heat users, namely commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating as well as other non-domestic heat ...

EIB provides €86 million to Aena to improve airport energy efficiency

S.8. Energy Efficiency

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Under a contract made possible by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe, the EIB will provide Aena with an €86 million loan to improve the sustainability of Spanish airports. The investment will facilitate the creation ...

EC approves €54 million support for Polish waste-to-energy highly efficient cogeneration plant

S.11. State Aid

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The EC approved as compliant with EU State aid rules Polish plans to support the construction of a highly efficient waste-to-energy cogeneration plant in Olsztyn, to the benefit of municipal company, Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. z o.o. (MPEC). A public-private partnership between MPEC and ...