Austria unveils energy, environment work plan at EU helm

By |julij 3rd, 2018|2030 climate and energy targets, ACER, Austrian Presidency, capacity mechanisms, Cars and CO2, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, News|

The Austrian Presidency of the EU will aim to reach agreement on two flagship pieces of legislation during its six-month stint at the EU helm – including new CO2 emissions standards for new cars and vans for 2030 and a controversial reform of the electricity market.

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Sovereignty row holds back EU’s new energy regulator

By |junij 12th, 2018|ACER, energy regulation, News|

The European Union inched forward on Monday (11 June) in redefining the role of ACER, the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. But more discussions still lie ahead, with some EU countries worried about “unlimited competences” granted to the agency.

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Why Europe needs more electricity interconnectors, public and private

By |junij 4th, 2018|ACER, Electricity Market Directive, energy interconnectors, interconnectors, News, power grid, Single Electricity Market|

Europe's underdeveloped power grid infrastructure means that a surplus of electricity cannot be traded across borders, wasting renewable energy in countries that produce more than they consume, write Jo Leinen and Werner Langen.

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Gas market liberalisation: An unsung EU success story?

By |maj 14th, 2018|ACER, Energy liberalisation, Energy market, Gas, gas crisis, gas hubs, gas interconnectors, gas storage, internal energy market, liberalisation of the gas sector, LNG, News, reverse flows, reverse gas flows, Russian gas, security of supply|

The liberalisation of European gas markets is widely recognised as a major success by industry analysts. But EU politicians are reluctant to celebrate it because liberalisation on its own has failed to deliver on another key objective – supply diversification. Ironically, Europe is now more dependent on Russian gas than ever.

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Does EU gas policymaking take customers’ interest into account?

By |november 6th, 2017|ACER, consumers, Gas, Jean-Claude Juncker, LNG, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Nord Stream-2, pipeline politics, Southern gas corridor, Third energy package|

Ahead of a reform of the EU rules to cover offshore gas pipelines, in its latest attempt to regulate Russia’s planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Danila Bochkarev offered his comments.

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