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Policymakers must give investors confidence that acceptable returns can be earned NEW
Powering The Debate 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
by David Porter David Porter is Chairman of EURELECTRIC’s Energy Policy & Generation Committee and of EURELECTRIC’s Task Force on Investment, which was set up earlier this year to investigate the investment climate in the European power sect...
No time for more mistakes: Ukraine has to build upon the EU experience on electricity market liberalization NEW
Powering The Debate 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
by Anna Zvolikevych, DTEK Brussels Representative Further opening and liberalization of the electricity markets is a top priority for Europe. It is also a vital issue for Ukraine, which has undertaken to reform its electricity market in accordance w...
EU-Russia/CIS relations: Bridging the gap in cross-border electricity trade NEW
Powering The Debate 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Although different in terms of electricity market design, the EU and Russia are both moving towards the establishment of more open and competitive electricity markets. Nevertheless, more needs to be done to improve cross-border trade. This finding is...
The important role of DSOs in the future energy system NEW
Powering The Debate 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Europe’s electricity distribution systems are set to change dramatically. The low-carbon energy transition and decarbonisation of European society, the integration of vast amounts of renewable energy sources into distribution grids, and new and cha...
Putting islands on the mental map NEW
Powering The Debate 2 Years, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Islands have traditionally been somewhat neglected when it comes to sustainable energy:  although some 10 million people live on EU islands, they have received scant attention compared to other European regions. Indeed, islands’ comparative isolat...
Europe’s power system depends on getting water issues right NEW
Powering The Debate 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Water and EU water policy were a key focus of EURELECTRIC’s activities this week: not only did we organise a public workshop on water issues, we also published a paper with our three key requests for EU water policy – and we launched a brand new...
EU Sustainable Energy Week: renewables take centre stage NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 1 Week, 21 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
What shape will Europe’s energy policy take once the 2020 targets for renewables, carbon emissions and energy efficiency run out? Will Europe need to take a step further and set new post-2020 targets for the energy sector – or should it rely on e...
Electricity storage: the quiet revolution? NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 2 Months, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
“One thing is clear: everybody loves storage.” While raising smiles at EURELECTRIC’s workshop on electricity storage last week, this statement does have some truth to it. Experts have noticed a shift in perception over the past few months: stor...
Shaping a market for energy efficiency services NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
“Electricity companies are not the only solution to energy efficiency, but they are definitely part of the solution,” EURELECTRIC Secretary-General Hans ten Berge said at a EURELECTRIC workshop last week. The workshop provided an ideal setting to...
Industry looks at long-term decarbonisation horizon NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Energy policy should favour cost-effective options and promote better clarity and stability if the power industry is to deliver on the decarbonisation agenda. This was the strong message to come out of EURELECTRIC’s “Energy Roadmap 2050: Empoweri...
Whither the trans-European network? NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Council debates energy infrastructure proposals This week’s Energy Council brought together the EU’s 27 energy ministers for the first time under the Danish EU Presidency. The meeting kicked off with a public ‘orientation debate’ on the propo...
Moving towards a European energy community: major strides needed NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 4 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Imagine a future in which Europe will be able to respond in unison to energy crises. Citizens would have a clear say in energy debates while enjoying the benefits of a wider common European energy community. A major conference organised by the Europe...
EURELECTRIC conference shines spotlight on market-based decarbonisaton NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
How far are we from achieving a single electricity market by 2014? How can markets contribute to the 2050 decarbonisation goal? Why is a U-turn on market liberalisation out of question? These were some of the main questions raised at EURELECTRIC’s...
Power Statistics: Laying the Groundwork for Solid Energy Policies NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 16 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
On 12 January, EURELECTRIC presented ‘Power Statistics & Trends 2011’, its statistical yearbook with analysis and trends, to the European Parliament. The lunch debate was hosted by MEP Herbert Reul, Chairman of the Parliament’s ITRE Committ...
Geothermal electricity: contributing to Europe’s energy needs today and in the future NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
by Philippe Dumas, EGEC On the 6th of December last week, the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) launched the ‘EGEC Deep Geothermal Market Report’ at GeoPower Europe 2011. This report is an authoritative and extensive account of the curren...
Getting customers on board NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Debates in Brussels can sometimes seem far removed from the concerns of ordinary citizens, but EURELECTRIC’s retail market workshop this week proved a positive exception. It focused directly on citizens all across Europe – in their role as electr...
“We are at the core of the renewable power industry” NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Earlier this month, EURELECTRIC presented its Renewables Energy Action Plan (RESAP) at a conference in Brussels – the result of an 18-month process to develop an industry-wide strategy on renewables. Oluf Ulseth, Chair of the RESAP group, sheds...
European hydropower: untapped potential remaining NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The role of hydropower as a major renewable energy source is often overlooked in today’s discussions on how to mitigate climate change and successfully transform our electricity system. Otto Pirker, Vice-Chair of EURELECTRIC’s Working Group Hydro...
Harmonising EU energy policies NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The European Economic & Social Committee (EESC) has got the ball rolling again on the question of the harmonisation of EU energy policies. At an EESC hearing on 7 September, EURELECTRIC Secretary General Hans ten Berge presented the power sector
One Voice Within One EU Market NEW
Powering The Debate 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
“Partnership, security, market”: these were the three keywords that Michel Matheu, Vice Chair of EURELECTRIC’s Energy Policy & Generation Committee, used to sum up last week’s EU communication on external energy policy. Mr Matheu was spea...