RWE-E.ON deal will run smaller firms out of the market, green power boss claims

By |junij 4th, 2020|E.ON, electricity market, Energiewende, German renewable energy law (EEG), Germany, News, Renewable energies, Renewable Energy, RWE|

The European Commission’s decision to approve an agreement between Germany’s big power firms risks distorting energy market competition, according to the head of another company, who explained to EURACTIV Germany why he has started legal action.

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France calls for carbon price floor to counter oil crash

By |april 27th, 2020|electricity market, EU carbon price, EU ETS, fossil fuels, France, News|

The COVID-19 crisis should strengthen Europe’s resolve to achieve the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement by triggering policies that maintain fossil fuel prices above a minimum level, French authorities have said.

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Germany’s transition to renewable power

By |april 14th, 2020|electricity grids, electricity market, German renewable energy law (EEG), green energy, Hans Josef Fell, News, Renewable energies, Renewable Energy|

Can renewable energies be used to keep the power grids running smoothly when the sun is not shining and the wind not blowing? Former Green Bundestag member, Hans-Josef Fell says they can and presents a proposal to change the German electrical grid. EUR...

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Electric shock: Could Brexit scar Britain’s energy landscape?

By |januar 27th, 2020|electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, News, Single Electricity Market|

Britain's exit from the EU, which will finally happen on Friday (31 January), has sparked fears of disruption to its electricity market, from higher bills to supply issues and stalled de-carbonisation efforts.

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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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