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24/05/2016

Parliament braced for Energy Union ‘tsunami of legislation’

Topic: Electricity


Energy 23-05-2016

Investors warn UK referendum 'already causing a short-term effect’

According to Global Infrastructure Investor Association head Andy Rose, members of his organisation, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, see Europe as an attractive place to invest. But, he warned, the upcoming Brexit  referendum is causing negative “short-term effects”.
Energy 19-05-2016

Poland needs capacity market to avoid power shortages, says minister

Poland needs a power capacity market to help coal-fired power plants compete with producers of renewable energy and to avoid power shortages, the energy minister said on Wednesday (18 May).
Energy 12-05-2016

Low-carbon transition needs spark of revamped market design

Europe is committed to the decarbonisation of its economy, a goal clearly reaffirmed at the COP21 in Paris. To reach this goal, the electrification of sectors which would otherwise only have limited decarbonisation prospects will be crucial, writes Hans ten Berge.
Energy 02-05-2016

UK energy links to Europe at risk from Brexit, analysts warn

Efforts to link the UK's electricity grid with other European power networks would be set back if the UK decides to leave the EU, with some key projects likely to be put on hold, experts have told EurActiv.com.
Transport 28-04-2016

VW and Shell accused of trying to block EU push for electric cars

VW and Shell have been accused of trying to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, by saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead.
Energy 26-04-2016

Digitalisation: Where are the German digital utilities?

In Germany, a lot has been written about two energy megatrends of our time, liberalisation of energy markets and decentralisation of the energy landscape. What we think has been neglected is a third megatrend: digitalisation.
Energy 22-04-2016

An Energy Union for consumers: Better information and more choice

European energy companies must provide better information to consumers, helping them to understand what they are paying for and whether they getting value for money, writes Věra Jourová.
Energy 20-04-2016

Why the EU’s electricity market design proposal actually matters

The European Commission’s vision of an Energy Union with citizens at its core, where consumers take ownership of the energy transition, is to be applauded but needs to be followed up with genuine policy change, writes Jonathan Gaventa.
Energy 15-04-2016

Customers deserve to know why their energy costs are rising

Energy is a major EU economic policy. It fuels growth in living standards and is the backbone of a healthy economy. If Europe does not get its energy policy right, ultimately the economy as a whole suffers, writes Hans ten Berge.
Energy 12-04-2016

Greek energy industry: Syriza plays favourites in excise tax vote

Under the nose of the Troika, the Greek government passed an amendment exempting from an excise tax natural gas used by industries as raw material, favoring a single industrial sector.
Energy 12-04-2016

Julian Popov: The future of gas in Europe is uncertain

Gas demand in Europe will most likely continue to decline. This is the reason why the competition for additional gas import infrastructure is so fierce and politicised - there is simply no need for more, Julian Popov told EurActiv.com in an exclusive interview.

Impact of renewables in 2015 revealed by UN-backed study

Renewable energy sources added more generation capacity than all other technologies combined in 2015, with a world record total of €361 billion invested in renewables across the globe, a major new UN-backed report has found. EurActiv’s partner edie.net reports.

Resignation of EDF finance chief shows new UK nuclear plant 'a dead duck'

Five years on from the Fukushima, the human and environmental impacts of the disaster  continue to grow in scale, writes UK Green MEP Molly Scott-Cato.
Energy 14-03-2016

Mytilineos: Commission must have a greater role in the Greek bailout

The European Commission should play a greater role in the Greek bailout and push for reforms rather than IMF’s obsession for fiscal adjustment, Evangelos Mytilineos said in an interview with EurActiv.
Energy 11-03-2016

Brussels clears French-Chinese tie-up for UK nuclear plant

EU anti-trust regulators on Thursday (10 March) cleared a partnership between French power company EDF and Chinese nuclear firm CGN to build nuclear power plants in Britain, including the controversial Hinkley Point project.
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Energy 29-02-2016

LightingEurope – Launch of Strategic Roadmap

LightingEurope invites you to a special launch event at the Light & Building fair in Frankfurt this March.
Energy 25-02-2016

Parliament braced for Energy Union ‘tsunami of legislation’

Members of the European Parliament fear they will be swamped by a sudden flood of energy-related legislative proposals this year, with some urging their colleagues to take a step back and avoid the temptation to “optimise” laws in endless negotiating rounds.