Regulation & Policy

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

Deepening of the debate on the contents of the five Energy Union pillars

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Friday, February 6, 2015
After the orientation debate on the Energy Union that the College of Commissioners held on 4 February 2015, the Latvian Council Presidency organised an Energy Union Conference in Riga with the EU Energy Ministers, representatives from the EU Institutions and other organisations, and academics. While ...

ITRE Committee study reflects past and future governance in EU energy policy

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Thursday, February 5, 2015
At the request of the ITRE Committee, Triple E Consulting conducted a study on “the key features of the EU energy governance related to ITRE’s mandate”. The study looked into the “transparency, accountability, effectiveness and coherence” of the EU energy governance. Some of the key ...

ENTSO-E publishes revised draft of the NC ER

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Thursday, January 29, 2015
On 12 February 2015, ENTSO-E will organise the final public stakeholder workshop on the NC ER. At this meeting, the adaptations made by ENTSO-E since the second public consultation and the last stakeholder meeting on 14 January 2015 will be explained. The main changes include ...

Commissioner Arias Cañete wants more flexible energy markets

S.3.3. Smart Grids

D.3.3. Smart Grids

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Commissioner for Energy and Climate Change, Miguel Arias Cañete wants energy markets to become more flexible, he explained at the annual CEER conference. This flexibility should consist first in demand-side flexibility “whereby consumers adjust their electricity consumption according to price signals”, which should be enabled ...

Roadmap to Paris UNFCCC debated in EP plenary

S.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

D.1.1. The 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
MEPs discussed the Roadmap to the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC to take place in Paris at the end of 2015. They mainly focused on (i) the need for increased financing for climate mitigation; (ii) the reform of the EU ETS which is ...

EC study stresses “genuine and urgent” need for CCS in Europe

S.7.2. Carbon Capture & Storage

D.7.2. Carbon Capture & Storage

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
In the new study “Support to the review of Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CCS Directive)” carried out by Triple E, Ricardo AEA and TNO at the request of the EC, the consultants conclude that “the overall need for CCS to ...

ITRE Committee discussed Energy Union

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Monday, January 26, 2015
The ITRE Committee discussed the creation of the Energy Union and exchanged views with the Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič. The latter explained the five dimensions of the Energy Union: (i) security of supply based on solidarity and trust; (ii) a completed internal ...

EC publishes study on the impact of the energy label

S.8.2. The Ecodesign Directive

D.8.2. The Ecodesign Directive

Monday, January 26, 2015
The EC published a study done by London Economics and Ipsos on “the impact of the energy label – and potential changes to it - on consumer understanding and on purchase decisions”. The objective of this study was to assess how consumers understand energy labels ...