The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of public participation in EU law-making. In particular, they will examine the public consultations with stakeholders undertaken by the European Commission when preparing its legislative proposals. The auditors have today published a Background Paper, “Consulting the public when preparing EU law”, as a source of information for those interested in the subject.
ACER and ENTSOG open today a consultation process with stakeholders and interested parties on the Gas Network Codes Functionality issue on data exchange solutions at Virtual Trading Points and Storage Facilities. The consultation period is open until 6 June 2018. After analysing the feedback received, ACER and ENTSOG will publish a consultation report. Following the publication of the consultation report, ACER and ENTSOG will propose potential solutions.
An online consultation will allow the event community to indicate their preferences for the sessions proposed, from 16 to 27 April.
Today, the Secretariat launched a public consultation to gather views on the selection of priority infrastructure projects in line with EU Regulation 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure, as adapted for the Energy Community. The projects, in the areas of electricity, gas or oil, have been submitted in an open call by project promoters as potential priority infrastructure projects in line with the TEN-E Regulation.
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) with the support of a number of experts has compiled a document titled “EU Harmonised Polarisation Curve Test Method for Low Temperature Water Electrolysis.” Comments can be given before the end of April 2018.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an Opinion on the rules for the internal market in natural gas based on a legislative proposal by the European Commission, which can be found here.
Since the end of October 2017 the Agency is competent to decide on the proposal for cross-zonal gate opening and gate closure times for intraday coupling developed by all Transmission System Operators (TSOs), in accordance with Article 59(1) of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM Regulation).
This public consultation will ultimately inform the evaluation and impact assessment prepared by the Commission, which will be used to assess whether or not to propose a revised Regulation on tyre labelling.