Electricity

06-11-2018

Regulated energy prices: The end of an era?

Many European countries have various types of limits on gas and electricity prices paid by consumers, a legacy inherited from the post-war period.
21-03-2018

EU’s Clean Energy Package: Are we on the right track?

In November 2016, the European Commission presented eight legislative proposals as part of its “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. Two of those cover the Electricity Market Design, with the goal of making it more consumer-oriented, competitive, flexible and innovative....
07-03-2018

System flexibility as the key to a decarbonised and resilient European power system

In a decentralising energy system where the proportion of renewable energy penetration increases, enabling greater system flexibility of the EU energy market is crucial.
Energy 06-03-2018

Irish minister: We are the global leaders in taking variable renewable electricity onto the grid

The Irish electricity is now able to cope with 65% of electricity coming from intermittent electricity sources like wind and solar – an expertise Energy Minister Denis Naugthen believes can be replicated on a larger scale as Europe moves towards 50% renewable power by 2030.
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08-02-2018

eurelectric: Powering People

Electricity is key to tackling some of the most urgent societal challenges like climate change, pollution in cities and depletion of natural resources.
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13-10-2017

How do we keep the lights on in Europe ?

How the capacity markets should be designed to avoid blackouts and to ensure energy security ?
Under Pressure:Will the Paris Agreement spell the end of the fossil fuel industry?
Climate change 27-03-2017

Under Pressure: Will the Paris Agreement spell the end of the fossil fuel industry?

The Paris Agreement on climate change is a landmark international agreement which caps global warming. Many campaigners argue that the United Nations deal spells the end for polluting fossil fuel industries.

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The customer and the changing energy landscape
Energy 13-06-2016

The customer and the changing energy landscape

The energy transition is bringing fundamental changes for consumers on the energy market. With the availability of new technologies, consumers gain control over their energy use, for the benefit of decarbonisation, security of supply and affordability. Iain Conn, CEO of...
Evangelos Mytilineos Interview
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.
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Lighting Europe Invitation
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.
18-12-2015

Electricity prices in Europe

The European Commission hopes that its Energy Union strategy will make the EU's energy supply more secure, affordable and climate-friendly. But the energy market is highly fragmented, and focused on national interests.
16-07-2015

Commission presents Climate and Energy Summer Package

“This proposal shows that our commitment to low-carbon growth is a lot more than hot air,” said EU Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete.
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16-04-2012

EU seeks wider access to sustainable energy, calls on private sector

Providing access to sustainable energy to an additional 500 million people by 2030. That's the aim of "Energizing Development", a new initiative unveiled by the European Commission on Monday. With a budget of 50 million euros, the EU will give technical advice to those developing countries who choose to participate in the programme. Led by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, the plan also seeks to improve energy efficiency and double the amount of renewable energy currently used.