Regulation & Policy

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

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 ...

ACER released its 2015 Work Programme

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
ACER released its 2015 Work Programme, which was adopted on 01 December. The document “focuses on the challenges ahead to ensure a well-functioning, competitive, secure, sustainable and transparent EU-wide energy market”, ACER’s press release reads. ACER will concentrate its activities next year on four main ...

ENTSO-E publishes new paper on investments in electricity transmission

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
ENTSO-E published a paper on “Fostering Electricity Transmission Investments to Achieve Europe’s Energy Goals”, analysing investment challenges in electricity transmission infrastructure and proposing several solutions to overcome them. The paper highlights that besides “political will and commitment” at all levels, NRAs and policy makers should ...

IEA Executive Director pushes for the European Energy Union to be based on interconnections

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
On 01 December 2014, the Executive Director of the IEA, Ms. Maria Van der Hoeven, presented in Brussels the IEA’s review of EU energy policies since 2008 at the “Launch of Energy Policies of IEA Countries: European Union-2014”. The IEA considers that the EU will achieve ...

Holcim appeals against General Court’s Judgement

S.10.1. Energy Law

D.10.1. Energy Law

Monday, December 1, 2014
Holcim has appealed the General Court’s Judgment in case T-317/12 (C-556/14 P). In 2012, the Romanian cement company lodged a claim to obtain compensation for damages allegedly suffered as a result of the EC’s refusal to (i) disclose information concerning the identity of the holders ...

MFP appeals against EC Decision over UK capacity market scheme

S.10.1. Energy Law

D.10.1. Energy Law

Friday, November 28, 2014
MPF Holdings, a subsidiary of the Macquarie Funds Group, brought an appeal against the EC’s Decision of 23 July 2014 which approved the UK’s capacity market electricity generation scheme (T-788/14). Under such system, energy companies can bid for the right to provide future electricity capacity ...