Regulation & Policy

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

EC launches EU Energy Poverty Observatory

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Monday, January 29, 2018
Source: European Commission The EC launched the EU’s Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV), a 40-month project that aims to help the Member States in their efforts to combat energy poverty. The EPOV project is funded by the EC, and is implemented by a consortium of 13 organisations, ...

PCI list under fire by MEPs

S.12. Winter Package

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Friday, January 26, 2018
On 23 January, DG Energy Representative Catharina Sikow-Magny attended an ITRE Committee session, in which she presented the 2017 EU-wide list of projects of common interest (PCI). The list consists of energy infrastructure projects, such as gas pipelines and electricity interconnectors, deemed particularly beneficial for ...

EC invests €873 million in infrastructure projects through CEF fund

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Source: European Commission The EU Member States and the EC agreed on the financing of 17 projects under the CEF energy call of 2017, awarding a total amount of €873 million. Of these 17 projects, nine are gas projects (representing a total of €193 million in ...

EP reaches compromise on three Proposals of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package

S.12. Winter Package

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
During the 15 January 2018 EP Plenary, the MEPs held a debate on three Proposals of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package – the Energy Efficiency Directive, the RES Directive, and the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union. The debate was followed by ...

FSR recommends further cooperation between DSOs and TSOs

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, January 12, 2018
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Florence School of Regulation published a Policy Paper that shows how the increasing penetration of intermittent generation and distributed energy resources has increased the need for cooperation between distribution system operators (DSOs) and transmission system operators ...

ENTSO-E publishes Annual Work Programme 2018

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, January 12, 2018
ENTSO-E published its final Annual Work Programme 2018 after receiving a favourable Opinion on it from ACER on 15 December 2017. ENTSO-E’s 2018 Programme focuses on the: (i) implementation of the network codes (NC); (ii) grid development and planning; and (iii) digitalisation of the energy sector. According to ENTSO-E, ...

EC opens Consultation on EU funds

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The EC launched a Public Consultation on EU funds in the area of investment, research and innovation, SMEs and single market. Interested parties are invited to share their views on how to make the most of every Euro in the EU budget. In 2018, the EC ...

EP and Council reach agreement on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

S.12. Winter Package

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
  Following three rounds of trilogue, on 19 December 2017, negotiators from the EP and the Council reached a political agreement on the ‘Energy Performance of Buildings Directive’, a legislative proposal part of the ‘Clean Energy for All’ Package released by the EC in November 2016 ...