Electricity Archives

  • Is the private sector really saving coal in Greece?

    Energy 01-03-2018

    Greece has no long-term energy plan despite frequent promises for its imminent announcement from all Greek governments since 2007, writes Nikos Mantzaris.

  • Grid operators need a revised cybersecurity strategy in the IoT era

    Energy 21-02-2018

    Cybersecurity threats invade the minds of electricity grid managers on a constant basis, and for good reason, writes Neil Strother.

  • The future of gas is not fossil but green

    Energy 20-02-2018

    There is a vast potential for green gas in Europe, generated from sustainable resources such as biomass and organic waste, some of which can directly be injected into the grid or take the shape of hydrogen, writes Claude Turmes.

  • A consumer-driven energy transition?

    Energy 20-02-2018

    Supporting small-scale renewable installations is a no-brainer for the energy transition. But the battle for small installations is far from over as the European Parliament must formally adopt its position this week, writes Aurelie Beauvais.

  • Regional cooperation and integrated energy markets at risk

    19-02-2018

    A much more interconnected European energy market, ensuring regional cooperation and cutting out waste, makes so much sense for consumers, for security of supply and for decarbonisation. Philip Baker and Christos Kolokathis urge MEPs and member states to make it happen.

  • Rethinking urban energy: How Europe is leading the way

    Energy 06-02-2018

    To achieve ambitious climate goals in line with the Paris Agreement, cities will need to implement major changes to their energy systems by 2030. The good news is that the transformation in the energy sector is making such ambitious programmes much more feasible and European cities are in the forefront, writes Eric Woods.

  • Worrying detachment of market and system operations

    Promoted content 18-01-2018

    Minimal cross-zonal capacities for trade proposed by the latest draft of Electricity Regulation will lead to a fictitious wholesale market outcome, argues PSE.

  • We have passed the electric tipping point

    11-01-2018

    As the price of renewables plummets and electrification goes from strength to strength, the head of Norway's transmission system operator considers the inherent challenges and significant benefits, asking, how can we create most value to all Europeans?

  • To finance the energy transition, EU leaders must restore their ambition

    10-01-2018

    The investment case for low-carbon energy is strong: increased economic growth and jobs, reduced transition risks, and the most cost-effective pathway to realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. Why, then, are EU energy ministers so reluctant to provide the legislative framework required to shift the trillions? writes Stephanie Pfeifer.

  • Decarbonising Europe: Matching aspiration with action

    18-12-2017

    With renewable electricity costs going through the floor, the EU should increase its 2030 targets and aim for close to zero carbon electricity by 2040. But while power decarbonisation is crucially important, it will not be sufficient to deliver a truly zero carbon economy, writes Adair Turner.

  • EU governments are self-sabotaging the clean energy drive

    Energy 15-12-2017

    On Monday (18 December), the 28 European energy ministers will risk making the transition to a low carbon economy harder for themselves and more expensive for all of us, because of their self-sabotaging tendencies, warns Manon Dufour.

  • EU shouldn’t allow Greek violation of environmental legislation

    14-12-2017

    It is no secret that the Public Power Corporation (PPC) heavily influences the Greek government, but the EU institutions should step in to prevent a violation of European environmental legislation, writes Nikos Mantzaris.