Selling electricity to neighbours: Technically feasible, but not in practice

By |november 7th, 2019|electricity grids, electricity market, News, Renewable Energy Directive, Smart grids|

An EU-funded Interreg project promoting microgrids technology has managed to help consumers produce electricity via renewables on their own. But the ultimate objective to also be able to sell it a neighbour has been hindered by regulatory obstacles.

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Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

By |junij 19th, 2019|2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, coal phase-out, electricity market, energy poverty, energy tax, EU structural funds, green taxation, Just transition, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

The energy transition will hit the poor hardest unless it's balanced by a shift in taxation, says Christian Egenhofer. The EU needs to acknowledge this and get started by lowering taxes on electricity to achieve the EU’s carbon reduction goals at least cost, he argues.

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EY consultant: Europe is lagging behind in power grid digitalisation

By |januar 29th, 2019|digitalisation, electricity market, News, Smart meters|

The volume of solar panels and electric cars connected to the grid is still manageable for now. But massive new load expected from electric vehicles in the coming years will require stepping up network digitalisation, warns Serge Colle.

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Smart meter woes hold back digitalisation of EU power sector

By |januar 29th, 2019|Digital Single Market, electricity grids, electricity market, News, Smart meters|

Electric cars and rooftop solar panels are expected to hit mass markets in the coming years, all requiring smart meters installed in people’s homes. But EU countries are slow at deploying them, and industry voices are now calling on EU regulators to step in.

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Solar households to be paid for excess power after UK government U-turn

By |januar 9th, 2019|electricity market, News, solar energy, solar panels, solar power, Solar PV|

The UK government has made a U-turn on its decision to end the solar "export tariff", confirming that households which install solar panels in the future will be paid for excess power they generate and send to the grid. EURACTIV's media partner edie.ne...

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Greece gives investors another week for coal plant bids

By |januar 8th, 2019|coal, competition, electricity market, Greece, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, monopolies, News, PPC|

Greece has given investors another week to 15 January to submit binding bids for three coal-fired power plants and a licence to build another one, a senior energy ministry official told Reuters on Monday (7 January).

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EU to scrutinise Warsaw over law curbing energy price rises

By |januar 3rd, 2019|electricity market, European Commission, News, Poland|

The European Commission expects Poland to submit its new law cutting tax on electricity for scrutiny to see if it complies with EU laws prohibiting illegal state aid to companies, a Commission spokeswoman said on Thursday (3 January).

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‘Yellow vests’ killed EU bid to phase out regulated electricity prices

By |december 21st, 2018|electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, gilets jaunes, News, Regulated energy tariffs, yellow vests|

A European Commission proposal to phase-out regulated prices of electricity looked set to win approval from EU member states until the 'yellow vest' movement swept across France and nipped it in the bud.

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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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