Regulation & Policy

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

Publication of final report on “Employment and growth effects of sustainable energies in the European Union”

S.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The final report for the “Support Activities for RES modelling post 2020” project, which is being carried out by Fraunhofer, Ecofys, Energy Economics Group, Rütter Soceco and SEURECO and funded by the EC, envisages quantifying the advantages of RES. The report concludes that the positive ...

ITRE Committee fails to agree on EU ETS position

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The ITRE Committee at the EP was not able to agree (with 31 votes against, 28 for and seven abstentions) on an opinion concerning the MSR reform of the EU ETS. In its legislative Proposal, the EC had suggested that the MSR start in 2021, ...

CEER publishes memorandum on principles for regulatory performance assessments

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Monday, January 19, 2015
Since most European NRAs have existed for over ten years and have reached a certain level of maturity, organisations such as the OECD find it is now an appropriate time to review their performance. CEER wants to contribute to such review by identifying in a ...

EURELECTRIC urges policy makers to move forward on CCS

S.7.2. Carbon Capture & Storage

D.7.2. Carbon Capture & Storage

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
EURELECTRIC published a press release in which it “calls on policymakers to push ahead with CCS” and announcing the establishment of a CCS task force. EURELECTRIC’s arguments for moving forward on CCS are that: (i) it facilitates “the carbon-neutral power sector”; (ii) CCS is crucial ...

ENTSO-E position paper on dispersed generation risks for security of supply

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
ENTSO-E published a position paper on the risk that dispersed generation in continental Europe presents for the security of supply. Indeed, continental Europe has a high amount of dispersed solar energy generation connected to the distribution network, which is causing very low or very high ...

EC Legislative proposal to create the EFSI

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The EC has published a legislative proposal for the establishment of the EFSI, based on an agreement with the EIB regarding the EFSI and its governance. Under such agreement, the EFSI is open to all EU Member States and their respective national banks, as well ...

ENTSO-E will hold fourth public stakeholder workshop on NC ER

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
ENTSO-E will hold a fourth public stakeholder workshop on the NC ER on 12 February 2015. An updated version of the NC ER will be published on 29 February 2015, taking into account the stakeholders’ views gathered in the previous stakeholder workshops and the two ...

Launch of the REMIT Portal

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The REMIT Implementing Regulation on data reporting entered into force on 7 January 2015 and the REMIT Portal was launched on 8 January 2015 at 12:00. The REMIT Portal first serves as a central information platform for ACER’s REMIT Information System (ARIS) and is also ...