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Elections 14-10-2021

France’s Le Pen says she will take down wind turbines if she is elected

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that if she is elected president next year she will end all subsidies for renewable energy and will take down France's wind turbines.

EU leaders to discuss soaring energy prices

Leaders of European Union countries will discuss surging energy prices when they meet next month, as governments scramble to cushion households from the soaring cost of gas and power.

Italy’s Draghi announces €3 billion package to keep energy prices down

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday (23 September) announced measures worth three billion euros to keep gas and electricity bills down this winter as power prices soar across Europe.
Electricity 23-09-2021

Why Europe is facing an energy price surge

Prices for gas and electricity are soaring in Europe as winter approaches, forcing governments to react. Here is what's behind the price increase:
Energy 22-09-2021

EU energy ministers meet to discuss power price surge

Energy ministers from European Union countries will on Wednesday (22 September) discuss the soaring price of gas and electricity across Europe, as some governments draw up measures to protect their consumers.
Electricity 15-09-2021

Record high power prices make case for faster green transition, EU says

Record high power prices in European Union countries show the bloc must wean itself off fossil fuels and speed up the transition to green energy, the EU's top climate change official said on Tuesday (14 September).
Electricity 03-03-2021

Unlocking electrification through rebalancing levies and taxes

The EU needs to look at rebalancing taxes and levies on electricity to match falls in its carbon intensity and incentivise people to transition to more environmentally friendly energy, writes Jan Rosenow.

Energy: A critical raw material in its own right?

Access to affordable energy is a key factor underpinning the competitiveness of European industries. But as the green transition gains momentum, pressure is building to put a higher price signal on energy and CO2 emissions, leaving regulators in a quandary.
Energy 01-07-2020

The energy transition, electricity prices and hydrogen

Hydrogen from electrolysers is a 3-in-one energy carrier delivering three solutions to three important emergency energy transition problems, write Mike Parr and Simon Minett.
Electricity 30-04-2020

‘Postcard from the future’: Virus and solar cause record fall in CO2

Business interruption during the coronavirus crisis has caused a 14% fall in demand for electricity in Europe over the past month. Combined with record solar output, this has caused a 39% drop in related CO2 emissions, according to a new analysis.
Energy 09-04-2019

An Energy Union 2.0?

Four years into the Energy Union project, it is worth taking stock of one of the flagship policies of the Juncker Commission and look into future challenges, writes Piotr Arak.
Electricity 31-03-2017

EU energy forum feels winds of change in power sector

Although formal negotiations over a market design proposal are just beginning, a conference involving industry leaders and senior policymakers this week showed which way the winds of change are blowing in the electricity sector as the need to integrate intermittent wind and solar power increases.
Energy 19-10-2016

‘Milestone’ Greek electricity deal ends 10-year dispute

Greece’s electricity company has signed a long-awaited energy supply agreement with the country’s biggest industry customer - Aluminium of Greece - ending a conflict over the pricing of electricity that had been raging for almost sixteen years.
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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...
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.
Evangelos Mytilineos Interview
Electricity 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.
Agrifood 10-03-2016

Czech farmers take the slow lane to renewable energies

Turning to eco-friendly farming practices under the EU’s new Rural Development Programme may be challenging for the Czech Republic, where renewable energies have a bad reputation. EURACTIV.cz reports.
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State of the Energy Union, one year on
Energy 25-02-2016

State of the Energy Union: Policy influencers debate the 1st year’s progress

A ranking of the top 40 policy experts with influence in EU Energy Union policy was unveiled at a debate on the “State of the Energy Union one year after its launch”.
Energy 22-02-2016

Legitimacy of Greece’s energy regulator questioned

The legitimacy of the selection process of Greece’s Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) executive board has been questioned, according to press reports in Athens.
Electricity 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.
Competition 17-12-2015

Commission silent over Greece’s distorted energy market

The European Commission has kept its distance from a loss-making state-owned enterprise that has derailed energy competition in Greece.
Energy 13-11-2015

How a state company derailed competition in Greece

While energy-intensive Greek industries are struggling to survive in an unfriendly and costly business environment, a state company is enjoying a privileged status at the expense of taxpayers. 
Energy 29-07-2015

Bulgarian business protests against power price hike

Several hundred Bulgarian companies, supported by trade unions, staged on Wednesday (29 July) new rallies in capital Sofia and across the Balkan country to protest against a planned increase in electricity prices.