Regulation & Policy

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

ACER issues investment cost values for energy infrastructure

S.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

D.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
ACER published its Report on unit investment cost indicators and corresponding reference values for electricity and gas infrastructure. Regarding electricity infrastructure, the Report gives reference values for overhead lines, underground cables, subsea cables, onshore AC substations, and HVDC converters. The Report is based on data ...

Council adopts Energy Diplomacy conclusions

S.9.3. International Cooperation

D.9.3. International Cooperation

Monday, July 20, 2015
The Foreign Affairs Council has adopted conclusions on Energy Diplomacy in the framework of the external dimension of the Energy Union Strategy. The conclusions consist of an EU Energy Diplomacy Action Plan as a basis to further develop the external dimension of the Energy Union. The ...

LitPol Link secures €27,4 million from EU

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The interconnection between Lithuania and Poland has received a EU financial grant of €27,4 million under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The LitPol link will, for the first time, connect the power systems of Lithuania and Poland as part of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection ...

EC publishes proposal for revised energy labelling Directive

S.8.1. The Energy Efficiency Directive

D.8.1. The Energy Efficiency Directive

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Communication on energy labelling titled “Proposal for a regulation on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products” is aimed at simplifying and improving energy labelling. The Communication corresponds to the “energy efficiency ...

EC publishes EU ETS update Proposal

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The EC Proposal for a revision of the ETS Directive is aimed at enabling the achievement of a 40% GHG emission reduction in the EU by 2030. The main measure proposed is to speed up the reduction in emission allowances by letting them decline by ...

EC publishes “new deal for consumers”

S.3.3. Smart Grids

D.3.3. Smart Grids

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Communication on “New Retail Energy Markets. Delivering a new deal for energy consumers in, Europe” proposes a ten-point plan for making consumers the centre of the energy system, a vision which was put forward by the EC in its Energy Union package. The three ...

Hot topic: EC publishes Consultation on new energy market design

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
On 15 July 2015, the EC published its consultative Communication titled “Launching the Public Consultation Process on a New Energy Market Design”. The public consultation, which is part of the Summer Package, focuses on three main market reforms. Firstly, the Paper sets the aim to move ...

Projects receive €150 million under EU CEF

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Following the first 2015 call for proposals under the EU Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, 20 energy infrastructure projects were selected and a total of €150 million was allocated to them. The majority of the projects selected are located in Central and South Eastern Europe ...