Regulation & Policy

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

EC proposes investment plan and mechanism to support and finance European green transition

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.

Friday, January 17, 2020
On 14 January 2020, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal Just Transition Mechanism (JTM) and the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, which should contribute to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal, namely to foster the emergence of new clean energy and circular ...

COP25 – Takeaways after a bitter end to the largest climate conference

S.7. Climate Change

D.

Thursday, December 19, 2019
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 ...

The European Green Deal – The Start of a Cross-Sectoral Revolution?

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

D.

Friday, December 13, 2019
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 ...

ACER to Launch Public Consultations on CEP Implementation

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

D.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
On 06 January 2020, ACER will launch three public consultations on the implementation of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package (CEP). The consultation period will run between 06-19 January 2020. These tight deadlines are required due to the short periods foreseen by the new ...

President von der Leyen presents EU climate ambitions at COP25

S.9. External Dimension

D.

Monday, December 2, 2019
The COP25 held in Madrid, Spain is bringing together governments, businesses, local authorities and civil society to work on the rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement and to build momentum for even more ambition climate actions in the years ahead. Attendance to the event was ...

Changing the guard… new faces in key EU energy positions

S.9. External Dimension

D.

Sunday, December 1, 2019
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 ...

EP declares climate emergency

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.

Friday, November 29, 2019
Just days before the upcoming UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 02-13 December 2019, the EP has voted and approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and globally with 429 votes for, 225 votes against and 19 abstentions. Additionally, the ...

EC publishes expert group recommendations in order to help energy-intensive industries to contribute to the EU’s 2050 target

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

D.

Thursday, November 28, 2019
EC publishes expert recommendations on how to transform the EU’s energy-intensive industries so they contribute towards reaching the EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the EC’s A Clean Planet for All strategy, published in November 2018. The High-level Group ...