eu renewable energy regulation Articles

  • Smart energy needs smarter regulation

    As Europe’s smart energy community looks forward to coming together at European Utility Week (EUW) 2016 in Barcelona later this year, Global Smart Grid Federation’s Ronnie Belmans looks at how energy regulation could be refocused to the benefit of the industry and consumers. A recent survey of EUW’s Advisory Board Members revealed that almost 70 per cent of them thought that ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Upcoming EU electricity and gas directives should be changed to support EU`s new energy and climate policies

    It is important that the coming electricity and gas market directives ensures that renewable energy is given priority in the electricity and gas networks. This is both important when the energy is sold from local producers to the network and when the network is used for transport of energy from a renewable energy production unit to its owners. It applies to both electricity and gas networks, and ...

  • Background: EU electricity and gas directives

    3.rd Energy Market Package, proposed September 2007 September 2007 the EU Commission proposed a revision of the electricity and gas market directives with amendmets of the directives on electricity and gas markets and the directives on cross-border trade of electricity and gas. The main changes are that all countries must have independant regulators of the electricity and gas markets, that these ...

  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • Wind energy in Italy: regulatory and technical aspects

    Italy has carried out the deregulation of the electricity sector. The EU 'Renewable Directive' gave Italy a very ambitious burden sharing: by 2010, 25% of the demand will be faced by renewable energy against a 1997 baseline of 16%. To sustain such development, the producers/importers have a yearly obligation to inject into the system 'green production': in 2002 by 2% increasing to 3.05% by 2006 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety and security of energy infrastructures in Europe: the EC–DG JRC's energy risks monitor project

    After mapping of current European Union (EU) regulations on the management of accidental risks related to natural hazards and different industrial activities, this paper discusses insights from past European Commission (EC) initiatives on harmonisation of assessment and management of safety risks. Next, for the specific case of the energy sector, the on-going development of a methodology and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart Grid Deployment Critical for Clean Energy Future

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the widespread deployment of “smart grids” – networks that monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is crucial to achieving a more secure and sustainable energy future. With current trends in the supply and use of energy ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Trends and projections in Europe 2013 – Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets until 2020

    This 2013 edition of the annual EEA 'Trends and projections' report aims to provide an assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards achieving their climate mitigation and energy policy objectives. These targets include international commitments under the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the EU's own commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 % ...

  • 2006 environment policy review

    In 2006, the EU’s long term environment policy  framework was consolidated with adoption of its revised Sustainable Development Strategy and the REACH regulation.  It has solid popular support with 72 %1 of citizens in favour of more decision-making at EU level on environmental protection. Four main sets of issues broadly defined the year. The volatile oil and gas prices, fear of ...

  • Trends and projections in Europe 2014

    Reporting the latest progress towards climate and energy targets in Europe This 2014 edition of the annual European Environment Agency (EEA) 'Trends and projections' report provides an updated assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards achieving their climate mitigation and energy targets. The report also supports and complements the ...

  • Call for Action on Agro Commodity Governance

    The Ecosystem Alliance’s call for action Over the last decade, various commitments towards sustainability of agro-commodity value chains have been made by governments and private sector. Relevant in this context is the recent zerodeforestation pledges included in the New York declaration on Forests. Despite important progress, translating these commitments into effective implementation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Six drivers for the development of Green IT

    What are the forces pushing companies to green IT? Andie Stephens, Senior Consultant, Business Advice looks at six drivers for greener computing Dirty Data Earlier this year Greenpeace released a report titled "How Dirty is Your Data?" which ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • EED article 8, the UK and ESOS

    EU member states have the job of deciding by the summer how they will implement the European Energy Efficiency Directive. Here, Rosamund Thomas describes the current plans for the UK – ESOS. The European Union has set strong targets for energy within the next few years. The ‘20-20-20’ targets are a key strategy in the EU approach to a low carbon energy system; pushing for a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland

    Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland. Landis+Gyr is Platinum Sponsor of European Utility Week 2013. Smart Grid developments are happening at quite a pace within Europe and the ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Photovoltaic Applications and Policy Initiatives

    Issue: The world photovoltaic (PV) market has grown significantly in recent years. Although this trend is expected to continue in the future, estimates cannot be given with any real certainty. Relevance: In this context the question that arises is the role that public and private funding plays in market development and how this funding should be used to ensure the best results. Although current ...


    By Atlantis Technologies LLC

  • US plant shutdowns, grid focus drive storage growth: Greensmith CEO

    Power plant closures and hiking transmission costs are driving up US utilities’ investment in renewable energy storage, John Jung, CEO of Greensmith, an energy storage services firm, told Wind Energy Update. Some 60 GW of US coal-fired capacity is set to close between 2012 and 2020, according to the EIA. Nuclear plant lifespans will end and the US plans $180bn in planned transmission ...

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