Regulation & Policy

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

ENVI and ITRE vote on Governance of the Energy Union

S.12. Winter Package


Thursday, December 7, 2017
The EP’s Committees on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) held a joint meeting in which they carried out a vote on the draft Report on Governance of the Energy Union. Co-Rapporteurs Michèle Rivasi and Claude Turmes’ draft ...

EC opens new call for smart energy projects

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Under the Horizon 2020 programme, the EC has made available €138 million and opened a new call for proposals for smart cities, smart energy systems or RES fuels. Eligible projects must belong to one of the following categories: (i) developing and testing solutions for smart ...

ENTSO-E publishes Winter Outlook 2017-2018

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, December 1, 2017
ENTSO-E published its “Winter Outlook 2017-2018”, a short-term energy sufficiency Report that analyses the main risks for the winter period and underlines the possibilities of generation and demand balance contribution through cooperation among countries. Specifically, the Winter Outlook considers the period from 29 November 2017 ...

MEPs vote on amending EU RES and energy efficiency targets

S.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The EP’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) voted on two of the crucial Directives that are part of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, namely those on the ‘Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)’ (RES Directive) and ‘Energy ...

EC publishes 3rd State of the Energy Union with 2017 PCI list

S.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

D.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

Friday, November 24, 2017
The EC published the 3rd State of the Energy Union Report accompanied by the 3rd EU-wide PCI list and by a Communication on the implementation of the 15% electricity interconnection target, as well as a number of other complementary documents. The 3rd State of the Energy ...

Environment MEPs adopt Opinions on new electricity market design

S.12. Winter Package

D.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The ENVI Committee held a vote on Opinions on two proposals on the new electricity market design that are part of the EC’s “Clean Energy for All” Package. Rapporteur Ivo Belet’s Opinion on the ‘recast of the Regulation on Internal Market for Electricity’ was adopted by ...

INEA selects 19 projects for Horizon 2020 financing

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Monday, November 13, 2017
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) selected 19 projects for Horizon 2020 funding. The projects were selected in a two-round evaluation process. In the first stage, 200 projects were evaluated, out of which 55 went on to the second round. In the final stage, INEA ...

ACER publishes first Monitoring Report on NC RfG

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Friday, November 10, 2017
  ACER published its first Implementation Monitoring Report on Requirements for Generators (RfG). The Report is a start to a series presenting the progress made towards the implementation of the Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connection of Generators (NC RfG). The NC RfG entered into ...