About: internal energy market

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.
EU Elections 2019 19-11-2018

Sefcovic: We want to be carbon neutral

With its Clean Energy package, the European Commission wants to combat climate change, further develop the internal market for electricity and promote a carbon neutral future with a concept. EURACTIV Germany spoke to Maroš Šefčovič.
Energy 14-05-2018

Gas market liberalisation: An unsung EU success story?

The liberalisation of European gas markets is widely recognised as a major success by industry analysts. But EU politicians are reluctant to celebrate it because liberalisation on its own has failed to deliver on another key objective – supply diversification. Ironically, Europe is now more dependent on Russian gas than ever.
Energy 28-06-2017

Report maps UK’s ‘uncertain’ energy landscape post-Brexit

As Britain looks set to leave the EU's Single Market, business consultants have attempted to map out the numerous challenges facing the energy sector after Brexit, making the case for a transition phase to smooth the exit path.
Electricity 09-05-2017

Britain should stay in EU energy market in Brexit transition deal, think tank says

Britain should seek to remain in the European Union's energy market and carbon trading scheme in a transition period if a Brexit deal is not reached in two years, a report by think tank Chatham House said on Wednesday (10 May).
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Climate change 25-05-2016

EU Matters with Statoil

Brendan Hodgson spoke to Anders Marvik, VP EU Political Affairs at Statoil to discuss the main issues currently facing the energy sector and why the EU matters.
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 10-07-2015

Time to unleash Europe’s new energy economy

The European Commission's energy Market Design Communication must ensure the EU presses ahead with the transition to a future-oriented electricity system, writes Mike Hogan.
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Energy 02-06-2015

European Internal Energy Market – Connecting the EU’s ‘energy islands’ in South East Europe

At the end of February 2015, the European Commission adopted its strategy for a European Energy Union, aimed at ensuring secure, affordable and climate-friendly energy for citizens and businesses.
Jean-Arnold Vinois
Energy 27-01-2015

EU adviser: Energy Union should take ‘holistic approach’

Europe's energy policy is no longer based on a difficult balance between competitiveness, sustainability and security of supply. It has now become a holistic project which includes all these dimensions in a multi-disciplinary approach, argues Jean-Arnold Vinois.
Energy 23-10-2014

Electricity linkage target dropped ahead of EU summit

EXCLUSIVE: EU leaders will not agree on 2030 targets for exchanging energy through electricity interconnectors, because of a long-running row between Spain, Portugal and France, according to documents obtained by EURACTIV.
Energy 13-10-2014

Report: In EU, renewable energy is the first recipient of state aid

The European Commission published a study on Monday (13 October) providing the first full dataset on energy costs and subsidies for the 28 member countries across the different power generation technologies, revealing that the largest share of public intervention in the energy sector has been in favour of solar and on-shore wind energy.

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