Regulation & Policy

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

EC publishes strategy for financing sustainable growth

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
According to the EC, “around €180 billion of additional investments a year are needed to achieve the EU's 2030 targets agreed in Paris, including a 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions”. Based on this and the recommendations by the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance ...

EC emphasises the important role of energy storage in the clean energy transition

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Thursday, March 1, 2018
On 01 March 2018, the EC and the European Association for the Storage of Energy (EASE) held a High-Level Roundtable on ‘Energy Storage and Sectorial Integration’ at the Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium. This High-Level event brought together representatives mainly from industry, research, and the EC ...

European electricity and gas associations join forces to address flexibility in the energy transition

S.12. Winter Package

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    The European associations, CEDEC, EDSO, eurelectric, Eurogas and GEODE, representing electricity and gas distribution system operators (DSOs) joined forces at an event focused on resolving the issue of flexibility in the energy transition. In the two reports entitled ‘Flexibility in the Energy Transition: a Toolbox for ...

MEPS adopt position on new energy market design

S.12. Winter Package

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Friday, February 23, 2018
  The ITRE Committee adopted its position on four documents that form part of the ‘Clean Energy for All’ Package, namely the Regulation and Directive on Common Rules for the Internal Market in Electricity, the Regulation Establishing an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, and ...

Distribution associations ask for revision of Council position on EU DSO Entity

S.12. Winter Package

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Friday, February 23, 2018
EDSO, Eurelectric and GEODE published a joint statement intended for the EP and the Council regarding ongoing discussions on the EU DSO Entity, one of the new bodies created by the Regulation on the new market design, as part of the ‘Clean Energy for all ...

EC approves Belgian certificate schemes for RES and cogeneration in Flanders

S.11. State Aid

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Friday, February 23, 2018
  The EC concluded that the certificate schemes for RES and high-efficiency cogeneration implemented in Flanders (Belgium) are compatible with EU State aid rules. The EC stated in a press release that “[t]he two schemes contribute to reaching EU energy and climate goals whilst preserving competition”. The ...

INEA receives more than 80 proposals for green projects under Horizon 2020

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) received 83 proposals under its latest call for low-carbon energy projects. The budget available for the call is only €155 million while applicants have requested a total of more than €600 million. The applicants are competing to develop or ...

EC publishes CEF mid-term evaluation

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Source: European Union The EC published the mid-term evaluation of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the aim of which  is to assess the CEF’s overall performance after three and a half years of implementation. Regarding the energy sector, the Report states that the CEF has been focused ...