Regulation & Policy

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

New ‘International Energy Charter’ adopted

S.9.3. International Cooperation

D.9.3. International Cooperation

Thursday, May 21, 2015
A new “International Energy Charter” was adopted by 65 countries. This is a new political declaration based on the former European Energy Charter of 1991 and the Energy Charter Treaty of 199 which both remain in force The new political declaration is adapted to the ...

CWE region launches flow-based market coupling

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The FBMC in the CWE region was officially launched on 19 May 2015, as had been announced on 23 April 2015 following its approval by the region’s NRAs (see news of 23 April 2015: “Regulators of the CWE region approve flow-based market coupling”). The first ...

France and Germany issue joint declaration during Petersburg Climate Dialogue

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Germany and France took the lead in the latest Petersburg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany. The series of Peterbsurg Climate Dialogues, which began in 2010, gather the leaders and energy ministers of UN Parties ahead of the UNFCCCs held each year in December. The most recent ...

ENTSO-E requests views on international TSO cooperation

S.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

D.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
ENTSO-E launched a public consultation on the coordination of technical cooperation between its 41 members and third-country TSOs that are not member of ENTSO-E. The results of the consultation will be included in recommendations by ENTSO-E to the EC concerning Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 and ...

EIB announces €8 billion for four energy projects under EFSI

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The EIB announced the second group of projects in which the EFSI will invest. None of the first four projects to receive funding from EFSI and that were revealed on 22 April 2015 were related to energy. But energy is sure catching up this time ...

Energy Union VP discusses next steps for the Energy Union

S.1.3. EU Energy Union

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Monday, May 18, 2015
On 18 May 2015, the Vice-President for the Energy Union, Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, held a press conference on the Energy Union. He stated that the EC was ready to start the implementation of the Energy Union and that preparations were nearly finished, making it the ...

COREPER adopts MSR with 2019 start date

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Committee of Permanent Representatives to the EU Council (COREPER) approved the MSR during its meeting of 13 May 2015, and agreed on a 2019 start date. Only six EU Member States opposed the proposal: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Poland had already ...

EFSI agreement in jeopardy?

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Negotiations on the EFSI between the three EU Institutions began on 23 April 2015, following the agreement on a common position by the EU Member States and adoption of a position by the EP respectively on 10 March and 20 April 2015. However, EP negotiators ...