Regulation & Policy

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

EU to strengthen energy ties with Norway

S.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

D.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, is travelling to Norway where he will discuss future energy cooperation between this country and the EU. This journey is aimed at increasing security of energy supply by strengthening ties with the neighbouring countries in ...

Council and EP agree on the Juncker Package

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Negotiators from the three European Institutions (i.e., EP, EC and Council of the EU) agreed on the legislative proposal for the Juncker Package or the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The final agreement, signed on 26 may 2015, reduces the amount of money that will ...

ENVI Committee approves MSR

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The ENVI Committee of the EP approved with 49 votes to 8 and 2 abstentions the MSR with a start date of 2019. The COREPER had also approved the MSR earlier this month (see news of 13 May 2015: “COREPER adopts MSR with 2019 start ...

ACER launches public consultation ‘on a common schema for the disclosure of inside information under REMIT’

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Until 26 June 2015, interested parties will have the opportunity to answer to ACER’s public consultation on “the Common Schema for the Disclosure of Inside Information.” The aim of this consultation is to provide recommendations on common minimum standards for the disclosure of insider information by ...

First results of the CWE’s FBMC

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
It has been a week since the launch of the CWE region’s FBMC (see news of 20 May 2015: “CWE region launches flow-based market coupling”), and according to some reports, has already shown significant results in the regions’ flow of power and in pricing dynamics ...

EC launches new Sustainable Energy Platform

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The EC launched a new “Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy” (SP3-ENERGY) to assist EU Member States and their Regions in using funds granted by the EU’s Cohesion Policy for energy projects. The purpose of this platform is for all levels of decision-makers (local, regional and ...

Governments failing to apply Energy Efficiency Directive accurately

S.8.1. The Energy Efficiency Directive

D.8.1. The Energy Efficiency Directive

Friday, May 22, 2015
  The Energy Efficiency Directive requires that each year national governments renovate 3% of the total floor area of the central government buildings. Governments can choose whether they achieve this objective by actually renovating the buildings or by implementing other measures resulting in the same amount ...

Upcoming Energy Council to discuss energy security

S.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

D.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

Friday, May 22, 2015
The next Energy Council is scheduled for 08 June 2015 and on the agenda is a discussion of the energy security strategy. Concretely, the Latvian Council Presidency is asking the Energy Ministers taking part in the Energy Council to evaluate the progress that has been ...