EU regulator clears UK’s billion-pound power back-up scheme

By |oktober 25th, 2019|capacity mechanisms, News, United Kingdom|

The European Commission said on Thursday (24 October) it had approved the British capacity market scheme which is designed to safeguard the security of Britain's electricity supply.

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UK capacity market déjà vu: A solution that’s still in search of a problem

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, News, United Kingdom|

The European Commission is currently examining a UK government request to approve its so-called “capacity mechanism” to finance back-up power plants. However, there is no evidence to suggest that such a mechanism is necessary to bring forward new investment in electricity generation, argue Philip Baker and Michael Hogan.

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Threatening EU’s capacity mechanisms: Understanding unintended consequences for the Clean Energy package [Promoted content]

By |junij 26th, 2019|capacity mechanisms, clean energy package, News|

In contrast to energy companies and NGOs, governments have to balance their climate as well as environmental needs with the other two objectives of the “energy trilemma”, namely economic competitiveness and energy supply security.

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EU must block Greece’s desperate attempt to subsidise coal power

By |junij 25th, 2019|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, coal power, Electricity Market Directive, Greece, News|

Greek consumers could end up footing the bill for new coal plants well beyond 2050 under a proposed government scheme, despite recently agreed EU electricity market rules specifically designed to call time on coal subsidies, write Joanna Flisowska and ...

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EU hammers deal on coal phase out, with special Polish clause

By |december 19th, 2018|capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, News, Poland|

European Union legislators reached agreement in the early hours of Wednesday (19 December) over a proposed reform of electricity market rules that includes a 2025 cut-off date for coal subsidies, and a special clause for Poland.

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Energy markets will deliver the flexible, decarbonised power system needed, not capacity markets

By |december 17th, 2018|capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, electricity grids, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, News, Single Electricity Market|

Energy only markets will enable the integration of the European electricity market and development of the flexible resources needed to support a decarbonised future. Philip Baker and Michael Hogan offer a critique to RTE’s Impact Assessment of the French Capacity Market.

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EU weighs ‘derogation’ for Poland in bid to phase out coal

By |december 17th, 2018|capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, News, Single Electricity Market|

Greens have lashed out at the European Commission for trying to pass an exemption from draft electricity market rules that would allow poorer countries like Poland to continue subsidising coal because their GDP is lower than the EU’s average.

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Electricity market must serve higher climate ambition

By |november 12th, 2018|capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, coal power, Electricity Market Directive, News|

As negotiations on the EU’s new electricity market enter their crucial trialogue phase, the bloc faces a litmus test for the credibility of its climate ambition. With only two trialogues left, the fate of coal subsidies is still not sealed while COP24 is approaching, writes Joanna Flisowska.

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Regulated energy prices: The end of an era?

By |november 6th, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, energy, energy regulation, News|

Many European countries have various types of limits on gas and electricity prices paid by consumers.

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German coal plant exposed as Europe’s single worst air polluter

By |oktober 30th, 2018|capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, coal power, London, News, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxides, NO2, NOx, NOx pollution|

The Niederaussem coal plant and mine, operated by RWE, was singled out as Europe’s largest hotspot for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) pollution, according to a groundbreaking analysis of new satellite imagery. London’s polluted air, caused mainly by transport emissions, comes second.

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