Regulation & Policy

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

First parts of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” legislative Package adopted



Monday, May 14, 2018
Following the approval by an extensive majority of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by the EP on 17 April, the Council of the EU also approved the new legislation. With this approval, the EPBD becomes the first legislative act from the EC’s ...

Eurelectric calls for policy and regulatory control of blockchain



Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Eurelectric released a new White Paper calling for European electricity policymakers and regulators to oversee the development of blockchain technologies in the power sector. According to the organisation, “blockchain today represents an immature technology that is evolving quickly”. This development will require policy support and a ...

EC presents 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework

S.2. Internal Energy Market


Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The EC presented the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework, a 7-year plan that sets the limits for the EU’s annual general budgets. The proposed budget combines new instruments with modernised programmes to deliver efficiently on the EU’s priorities, to rise to new challenges and to fill ...

INEA selects candidates for second stage of two Horizon 2020 energy calls

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Monday, April 30, 2018
INEA received 159 project proposals under two Horizon 2020 competitive low-carbon calls for funding, focusing on: (i) RES integrated in buildings; and (ii) improving RES technologies. The total available budget for the two calls is €57,5 million. INEA has now invited 47 applicants to submit full ...

EC launches survey on infrastructure investments in Member States

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Monday, April 30, 2018
The EC has commissioned a consortium led by Ecorys – an international company providing research, consultancy and management services – to thoroughly analyse how the existing national regulatory frameworks in the EU Member States guide and incentivise electricity and gas TSOs to make investments. The ...

EU signs MoU with Egypt for energy cooperation until 2022

S.9.3. International Cooperation

D.9.3. International Cooperation

Monday, April 23, 2018
Source: European Commission On 23 April 2018, the first EU-Egypt Sustainable Energy Forum took place in Cairo, Egypt. The EU Commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek Elmolla, and the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, attended ...

ENTSO-E publishes first edition of bidding zone review

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, April 5, 2018
The public consultation on ENTSO-E’s First Edition of the Bidding Zone Review was open until 09 March 2018. Since then, the stakeholders’ feedback was assessed and ENTSO-E published the final Review. The Review says of bidding zones that they are an essential element of the present ...

ENTSOs publish final TYNDP 2018 Scenario Report

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, March 30, 2018
ENTSO-E and ENTSO-G published the final joint Scenario Report for the Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2018, following the incorporation of the feedback received from the stakeholders during the Consultation that ran from 02 October until 10 November 2017. The final Scenario Report provides a ...