The Greens/EFA and GUE have published press releases on the decision reached by the European leaders on the Withdrawal procedure.
ACER published a guidance note to further clarify the application of REMIT (EU Regulation on Wholesale Market Integrity and Transparency) in the context of the trading behaviours associated with layering and spoofing.
With this publication, ACER aims at sharing its insights on the general framework of assessment that National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) shall use to determine whether a specific behaviour could constitute a breach of REMIT.
The Secretariat published today the preliminary results of a study revealing that the Energy Community Contracting Parties support electricity generated from coal with some EUR 2.4 billion of direct and certain types of indirect subsidies annually. The study concludes that with the elimination of state aid via direct subsidies to coal and introduction of a carbon price, not a single coal power plant in the Energy Community would be able to operate without significant losses.
EURACTIV invites you to this high-level Stakeholder Forum to discuss how EU policy can better fulfill its long-term decarbonisation strategy and the role of renewable ethanol in this effort. And it will assess the effect a changing EU political landscape – new Parliament, new Commission – will have on policy.
A grant agreement releasing €323 million of EU funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to carry out phase 1 of the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity network with the Continental European Network (CEN) was officially signed this week.
A consistent amount of energy is used in industrial water circuits, and projects funded under the Horizon2020 programme are developing ways to reduce it and make it more efficient.
Yesterday’s third Energy and Climate Technical Working Group continued to focus on defining the methodology for calculating 2030 targets for the Energy Community. The interim report was presented by a team of researchers from Technische Universität Wien, which discussed the upgraded methodology reflecting an ambition level comparable to EU Member States. The Secretariat was invited to continue working on the study with TU Wien, Joanneum and REKK, in close coordination with the European Commission and technical experts from the Contracting Parties. Once refined, the study will propose a range of targets that may be expected under aligned framework conditions in the Contracting Parties, taking into account differences in economic developments.
Efficient district energy (heating and cooling) systems are perfect for the application of energy from renewable sources and use of waste heat. Renewables can be more affordable for the district energy system operators and end-customers, compared to energy from fossil fuels. However, their potential is greatly underexploited in the Western Balkans Region due to the lack of information and know-how. In addition, district energy systems operators are sometimes reluctant to invest resources in new technologies due to the lack of financial support.