Regulation & Policy

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

The European Green Deal – The Start of a Cross-Sectoral Revolution?

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

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Friday, December 13, 2019
On 11 December, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen started her presentation of the European Green Deal (EGD) as “Europe’s man on the moon moment”. The problems it aims to address are urgent and affect all layers of society, industry and the very fibre ...

ACER to Launch Public Consultations on CEP Implementation

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
On 06 January 2020, ACER will launch three public consultations on the implementation of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package (CEP). The consultation period will run between 06-19 January 2020. These tight deadlines are required due to the short periods foreseen by the new ...

President von der Leyen presents EU climate ambitions at COP25

S.9. External Dimension

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Monday, December 2, 2019
The COP25 held in Madrid, Spain is bringing together governments, businesses, local authorities and civil society to work on the rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement and to build momentum for even more ambition climate actions in the years ahead. Attendance to the event was ...

Changing the guard… new faces in key EU energy positions

S.9. External Dimension

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Sunday, December 1, 2019
In  the beginning of December 2019, the new College of Commissioners of Ms Ursula von der Leyen took office. The new Commissioners responsible for energy and climate matters are Mr Frans Timmermans and Ms Kadri Simson. They replace outgoing Mr Miguel Arias Cañete, the Spanish Commissioner for ...

EP declares climate emergency

S.1. Energy Strategies

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Friday, November 29, 2019
Just days before the upcoming UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 02-13 December 2019, the EP has voted and approved a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency in Europe and globally with 429 votes for, 225 votes against and 19 abstentions. Additionally, the ...

EC publishes expert group recommendations in order to help energy-intensive industries to contribute to the EU’s 2050 target

S.12. Clean Energy for All Europeans

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
EC publishes expert recommendations on how to transform the EU’s energy-intensive industries so they contribute towards reaching the EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the EC’s A Clean Planet for All strategy, published in November 2018. The High-level Group ...

EC takes further steps to ensure Member States respect EU energy rules in November infringements package

S.10. Case-Law

D.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The EC has moved to the second stage of legal procedures against a number of Member States for not meeting EU rules in its November package of infringements decisions. On the radioactive waste management, in response for failing to adopt a national programme for radioactive waste ...

ACER reports that implementation of Network Code on Requirements for Generators is on track

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
According to the latest implementation monitoring report of ACER, in a majority of Member States, the implementation of the Network Code on Requirements for Generators is well on track. The report monitors two main aspects - “the formal approval of the determination of significance for generating ...