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#EnergyCharterTreaty – Commission asks for mandate to negotiate modernization of investment provisions

#EnergyCharterTreaty – Commission asks for mandate to negotiate modernization of investment provisions

| May 16, 2019

The Commission has adopted a draft mandate to engage on behalf of the European Union in the negotiations  to modernize the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), a plurilateral trade and investment agreement applicable to the energy sector to which the EU is part. These negotiations aim to revise the provisions of the Treaty in a way […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves provisional measure ensuring security of local electricity supply in #Slovakia

#StateAid – Commission approves provisional measure ensuring security of local electricity supply in #Slovakia

| May 13, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the compensation granted by Slovakia to electric utility company Slovenské Elektrárne a.s. for temporarily supplying a mandatory quantity of electricity from indigenous fuel sources into the Bystričany electricity system node in Slovakia. Slovakia notified the Commission of its plans to entrust electric utility company Slovenské […]

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The #EnergyUnion – From vision to reality

The #EnergyUnion – From vision to reality

| April 12, 2019

The fourth report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the European Commission has fully delivered on its vision of an Energy Union strategy guaranteeing accessible, affordable, secure, competitive and sustainable energy for all Europeans. Europe is already a global leader in fighting climate change. European policies implemented over the last five years […]

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New #EuropeanEnergyMarket – Paths towards compromise

New #EuropeanEnergyMarket – Paths towards compromise

| April 9, 2019

The European Parliament approved the legislative package aimed at providing the EU citizens with an access to clean energy (Clean Energy for All) and shaping the energy sector development in EU states towards further increase in share of renewables and cross-border ties strengthening, writes Colin Stevens. “The approval of the new electricity market design brings […]

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#FORATOM highlights need for investment in all low-carbon technologies to meet climate challenges

#FORATOM highlights need for investment in all low-carbon technologies to meet climate challenges

| April 3, 2019

The world is facing a major challenge – in order to prevent irreversible climate change, global warming needs to be kept below 1.5 degrees.  For Europe, this means a full decarbonization of its economy.  And this, in turn, requires adequate financing and investment in ALL low-carbon technologies.  The EIB Energy Lending Policy consultation came to […]

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Market opportunities emerge as Central and Eastern Europe race to catch up with #EUEnergyTransition, finds new report

Market opportunities emerge as Central and Eastern Europe race to catch up with #EUEnergyTransition, finds new report

| March 29, 2019

The necessary transition towards low-carbon energy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) opens up new investment opportunities in energy-saving design and technology in the region, a new report has found. As the European Union develops its long-term strategy for achieving a low-carbon economy, a study by the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) highlights the business […]

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No-deal #Brexit wouldn’t disrupt gas or power flows from Europe says UK National Grid

No-deal #Brexit wouldn’t disrupt gas or power flows from Europe says UK National Grid

| March 28, 2019

National Grid, which runs Britain’s energy systems, said on Tuesday (26 March) that electricity and gas flows from continental Europe would continue as normal even under a no-deal Brexit as it has made preparations for all scenarios, writes Susanna Twidale. “We anticipate no additional operability challenges for this summer as a result of the UK’s planned exit […]

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