The long road to an energy-only market

Creating an energy-only market across the EU with minimal subsidies seems a long way off, says Annika Hedberg of the European Policy Centre
By Andreas Walstad 3 January 2017
A German solar plant. The country has installed roughly 600% more solar capacity than Spain. (E.On)

Annika Hedberg is a senior policy analyst at the Brussels-based thinktank the European Policy Centre. She talked to Interfax Natural Gas Daily about the prospects for creating an energy-only market across the EU.

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