An Iveco Stralis gas-powered HGV. EU Energy Policy

European NGV sector awaits CO2 rules for trucks

Brussels has signalled that gas has a role to play in transport, but the scale will become clearer when HDV standards are proposed next spring.

By Andreas Walstad 17 November 2017
A coalition of US cities and states have pledged their commitment to the Paris agreement. EU Energy Policy

COP23: regional pledges outpace national ambitions

Regional governments in some countries have been increasingly active on climate change, outpacing national ambitions.

14 November 2017
An E.On gas-fired power plant in Hungary. EU Energy Policy

European utility companies welcome ETS reform

The EU took major steps to reform its Emissions Trading System this week, boosting optimism that the huge surplus of allowances will be substantially reduced.

10 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brussels approves Spanish support scheme for renewables

The European Commission has approved a Spanish scheme for supporting electricity generation from renewable sources.

10 November 2017
A European Commission press conference on the Mobility Package EU Energy Policy

NGV sector flags omissions in Mobility Package

Europe’s NGV industry has welcomed a new proposal for tighter CO2 targets for cars, but is concerned about the absence of lifecycle emissions in the methodology.

9 November 2017
Nord Stream 2 pipeline segments in Finland. EU Energy Policy

Danish opposition to Nord Stream 2 could force delay, boost cost

A new law in Denmark is expected to force the developer of Nord Stream 2 to alter the pipeline's route, increasing costs and delaying its completion date.

9 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU reaches final agreement on ETS reform

The EU institutions have reached a final agreement on reforming the ETS after two years of intensive negotiations.

9 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

EC proposes 30% reduction target for CO2 from new cars

The European Commission has proposed that average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans should be 30% lower in 2030 compared with 2021.

8 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU emissions drop slightly despite economic growth

Greenhouse gas emissions from the 28 EU countries dropped by just 0.7% in 2016 amid continued economic growth.

8 November 2017
german gas filling station EU Energy Policy

Energy industry calls for ambitious EU transport goals

The industry is concerned Wednesday’s EU transport package will not offer enough incentives to accelerate the deployment of NGVs and EVs.

6 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

Gas is growing in importance in Greece

Gas increased its share of Greece's electricity mix to 28% in 2016 and produced 15% of the primary energy supply.

3 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU’s gas import dependence up to more than two-thirds

The EU28’s dependence on imported gas increased to 69% in 2015, according to data released by the European Commission.

1 November 2017
EU Energy Policy

Romania secures €50 mln EU loan for BRUA project

The European Fund for Strategic Investments has provided a €50 million loan to Romania’s state-owned Transgaz to finance a new gas pipeline.

27 October 2017
HDVC cable, UK EU Energy Policy

UK keeps door open for EU energy market

The UK may stay in the EU’s Internal Energy Market after it leaves the union, the country’s energy minister has said.

26 October 2017
EU Energy Policy

Euro end-users reap benefits of wholesale liberalisation

European industries and households paid less for power and gas in 2016 than they did the year before as a result of better-functioning wholesale markets.

25 October 2017
HGV refuelling with gas EU Energy Policy

Gas industry eager for EU transport policy plan

A forthcoming EU study could boost the prospects for gas in Europe’s transport sector.

23 October 2017
The Poolbeg CCGT gas-fired power plant in Ringsend, Dublin. EU Energy Policy

All eyes on carbon as gas wins EU power market share

Gas has gained market share in European power generation, but carbon prices will likely need to rise if the trend is to continue.

19 October 2017
Pipes ready for use in Nord Stream 2. EU Energy Policy

Brussels to propose Nord Stream 2 rules by mid-November

The EU is preparing to put forward a legal proposal for Nord Stream 2 and other offshore pipelines, a senior official says.

12 October 2017
EU Energy Policy

Russia boosts EU market share further

Europe’s reliance on gas imports continued to increase year on year in 2016, with Russia increasing its market share.

11 October 2017
A photo of UK electricity pylons. EU Energy Policy

European power at crossroads as reforms loom

Key reforms are needed to boost power trading and ensure security of electricity supply across Europe, ACER says.

9 October 2017
A photo of Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad. EU Energy Policy

CCS thrown a lifeline after majors commit

Recent developments in CCS in Norway should be watched closely by the European power sector.

6 October 2017

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