In July 2015, the European Commission, under its plans for the Energy Union, launched a consultation seeking stakeholders' views on:
Post date: 27 Jul 2015
In July 2015, the Government of Albania announced the opening of power exchange, in an effort to liberalise the electricity supply market and other energy sources in the country. The decision follows the voting of the new Bill on the Sector of Electricity. Furthermore, legal amendments will be made in order to create a new market model.
Post date: 24 Jul 2015
On 15 July 2015, the European Commission presented a package of proposals to deliver a new deal for energy consumers, to launch a redesign of the European electricity market, to update energy efficiency labelling and to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).
Post date: 15 Jul 2015
On 30/11/2015, the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC) will begin in Paris with high expectations. Within this context, the financial price assigned to CO2 emissions is of the utmost importance, as it is a determining factor in deciding which mitigation and adaptation measures are worth taking. The article looks at the various approaches for setting a carbon price, its significant variation around the world, and the prospects for a unified framework.
Post date: 14 Jul 2015
On Monday June 8 2015 the European Commission and the Baltic Sea region countries (Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland and Sweden) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) modernising and strengthening the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP). At the same time, 12 European countries signed a declaration for regional co-operation on security of electricity supply within the European internal market, followed by the signature of a political declaration of the Pentalateral Energy Forum.
Post date: 9 Jun 2015
Energy Ministers of the 28 countries of the European Union met on 8 June 2015 in Luxemburg and discussed the Energy Union strategy. The Ministers stated that the goal of the EU’s plans for Energy Union must be to provide consumers with affordable, safe, competitive, secure and sustainable energy, emphasising that building a consumer-orientated Energy Union can be achieved by creating a flexible European market for energy that ensures transparent pricing and maximises competition.
Post date: 8 Jun 2015
A new International Energy Charter was adopted on 21 May 2015 by over 65 countries and organisations, including the European Union and all EU countries, at a High-Level Ministerial Conference held in The Hague, the Netherlands. The International Energy Charter is a declaration of political intention aiming at strengthening energy cooperation between the signatory states and which does not bear any legally binding obligation or financial commitment.
Post date: 22 May 2015
Energy markets have undergone fundamental changes at the conceptual level over the last years. The necessity for sustainability has transformed the traditional power production scheme to a distributed energy resource one, while the future points towards a great number of decentralized, small-scale production sites based on renewable energy sources. The Smart Grid paradigm is here to stay, while the deregulation of energy markets has defined new rules and new procedures.
Post date: 2 Jul 2014
Operations are divided into five units:
Post date: 2 Aug 2012
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Post date: 20 Feb 2012