Today 22 May, the Council of ministers of the EU formally adopted four new pieces of EU legislation that redesign the EU electricity market to make it fit for the future. This concludes the remaining elements of the Clean energy for all Europeans package and represents a major step towards completing the Energy Union, delivering on the priorities of the Juncker Commission.
The annual Energy Infrastructure Forum takes place on 23-24 May in Copenhagen, Denmark. The forum was set up as part of the Energy Union strategy, and its aim is to remove technical and regulatory barriers to energy flowing freely across the EU, and discuss major issues relating to infrastructure and EU energy policy.
These new provisions will make the buildings of the future greener and more comfortable, making them consume less energy. Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU.
Conclusions are also available, in addition to updated gas and electricity action plans.
Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson and Climate Action and Energy European Commissioner Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE discussed on 20 March 2019 the EU Third Energy Package, taking into account the unique situation in Iceland as concerns renewable energy and energy markets.
The second High-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Forum took place in Brussels on 18th March at the European Commission headquarters building, the Berlaymont. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, it was attended by a group of 22 CEOs, industry leaders, and representatives from international organisations.
The annual Energy Infrastructure Forum is organised by the European Commission and takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Representatives of the EU institutions, transmission system operators, project promoters, regulators, energy companies, NGOs and civil society and the financing community meet to discuss the challenges of developing Europe’s energy infrastructure and building an internal energy market.
The Electricity Regulatory Forum (Florence Forum) was set up to discuss the creation of the internal electricity market. It is currently addressing cross-border trade of electricity, in particular the tarification of cross-border electricity exchanges and the management of scarce interconnection capacity.
The European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF) is a unique platform for broad discussion of the opportunities and risks of nuclear energy. These discussions are linked to the energy challenges faced by the EU and its countries and in particular to the role of nuclear energy within the strategic framework for the Energy Union.
Following the success of the first High-level meeting of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum on Renewables in January 2018, the second edition will evaluate the impact of the revised regulatory framework for renewables on the competitiveness of the EU renewable energy industry’s value chain. In this second meeting, the Forum will take up the topic of financing.
In a first phase, 6 islands, the Aran Islands (Ireland) Cres-Lošinj (Croatia), Sifnos (Greece), Culatra (Portugal), Salina (Italy) and La Palma (Spain) will develop and publish their clean energy transition agendas by summer 2019. The other 20 islands will do so by summer 2020.