Regulation & Policy

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

EC, Baltic States, and Poland sign Roadmap on synchronisation of electricity networks with CEN

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Friday, June 29, 2018
Photo Credit: Triin Oppi / Estonian Government Communication Unit During a ceremony in Brussels on 28 June 2018, the President of the EC, Jean-Claude Juncker, together with the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, the Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, the Prime Minister of Latvia, Māris ...

EU strikes deals on energy efficiency targets and governance rules

S.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Friday, June 22, 2018
On 19 June 2018, the negotiators from the EC, EP, and the Council reached an important agreement on the Energy Efficiency Directive before proceeding with the lengthy debates on the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union, which also culminated with a deal in ...

Council adopts position on ACER Regulation

S.12. Winter Package

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Friday, June 15, 2018
Copyright: European Union On 11 June, during the public session of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council in Luxembourg, the diplomats of the Member States adopted their General Approach on the Proposal for a “Regulation on Establishing a European Union Agency for the Cooperation of ...

EU strikes deal on new RES Directive after trilogue on Energy Efficiency fails

S.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Friday, June 15, 2018
In the early hours of 14 June, during the final trilogue on the RES Directive, the Council, the MEPs from the ITRE Committee, and the EC reached an important compromise and stroke a deal on a legally-binding EU-wide 32% RES target and a complete phase-out ...

Upcoming Austrian Council of the EU Presidency presents energy priorities for next six months

S.12. Winter Package

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Friday, June 15, 2018
On 11 June, the delegation of the upcoming Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU presented its energy priorities and objectives to the Energy Ministers of the Members States. This will be the third time that Austria will be at the helm of the ...

EC approves acquisition of Uniper by Fortum

S.10.2. Competition Law

D.10.2. Competition Law

Friday, June 15, 2018
  The EC approved the acquisition of Uniper by Fortum, concluding that the transaction would not raise any competition concerns in the European Economic Area. The EC approved the deal without conditions after finding that the transaction is unlikely to obstruct (more…)

EC allocates €500 million for energy infrastructure projects under second 2018 CEF call

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The EC opened the year’s second Call for Proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), under which it will provide a total of €500 million in financial assistance to key EU energy infrastructure projects. The call is open for PCI projects, which (more…)

EASE releases study on storage demand

S.3.4. Energy Storage

D.3.4. Energy Storage

Monday, June 11, 2018
On 05 June 2018, the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) released a study to evaluate the energy storage capacity that would be needed for Europe to achieve its decarbonisation targets. The study is a simplified compilation of existing studies on energy storage demand ...