Regulation & Policy

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

Austria’s Green Energy Act is illegal state aid

S.10.2. Competition Law

D.10.2. Competition Law

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The General Court rendered its Judgment in case T-251/11 – Austria v Commission. In May 2011, Austria had appealed against the EC’s Decision of 08 March 2011 that had declared incompatible with the internal market a provision of the new Austrian Green Electricity Act. The ...

Energy Council urges EU Member States to fully implement IEM

S.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

D.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The EU Energy Council held a meeting where Conclusions were adopted on the ‘Completion of the Internal Energy Market’. In order to complete the Internal Energy Market, the Council stressed the “urgent need” for the full implementation and application of the Third Energy Package by ...

Energy Council examines remaining challenges for the implementation of the IEM

S.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

D.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The EU Energy Council held a meeting where Conclusions were adopted on the ‘Completion of the Internal Energy Market’. In its Conclusions, the Council recognised that “ensuring generation and system adequacy, including through improved market integration and demand flexibility, is a key challenge to be ...

Energy Ministers encourage further market coupling to consolidate IEM

S.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

D.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The EU Energy Council held a meeting where Conclusions were adopted on the ‘Completion of the Internal Energy Market’. Regarding wholesale markets, the Council strongly encouraged market coupling, considering the regional market integration as an “important step towards ultimate consolidation of a single energy market ...

Energy Ministers welcome implementation of REMIT

S.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

D.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The EU Energy Council held a meeting where Conclusions were adopted on the ‘Completion of the Internal Energy Market’. In its Conclusions, the Council reaffirmed the “importance of ensuring an adequate market transparency level for creating a level playing field between market participants and avoiding ...

First report from EU Task Force on Investment

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Monday, December 8, 2014
The EU Task Force on Investment, that was set up to identify projects to receive funding from the EFSI, published its first report. The report identifies ca. 2.000 projects worth a total of €1,3 trillion for potential investments, in the domains of “digital economy, energy ...

CACM NC approved by Electricity Cross-border Committee

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, December 5, 2014
The CACM NC was approved by the Electricity Cross-border Committee composed of Member States’ experts under the Comitology Committee. The aim of the CACM is to achieve a fully integrated European electricity market by establishing rules that will introduce a single approach to cross-border electricity ...

EURELECTRIC advocates adoption of MSR

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Friday, December 5, 2014
EURELECTRIC has sent a letter to the European Environment Ministers ahead of the Environment Council of 17 December 2014, which will focus among others on the EU ETS reform. In the letter, EURELECTRIC advocates “a rapid reform of the EU-ETS and the adoption of the ...