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Electric vehicles are set to gain from stricter CO2 limits Environmental Policy

EU nations water down CO2 limits for cars

EU nations have scaled down their ambitions on CO2 limits for cars and vans, but the electrification of the road transport sector looks set to continue.

10 October 2018
Energy Security

EU gas import dependence up 10% in 2017

EU demand for gas imported from outside the union grew by 10% in 2017, ACER said in its annual gas market report.

10 October 2018
A gas compressor station in Baumgarten Market Legislation

EU markets boost competition, but concerns remain

Europe’s gas markets are becoming more competitive and interconnected, but the underuse of pipelines means assets could become stranded.

9 October 2018
A well in Uzbekistan Country Profiles

Uzbekistan steps up efforts to attract foreign investors

Uzbekistan needs to make further reforms to attract the foreign investment necessary to unleash its renewable energy potential and expand its gas sector.

8 October 2018
Investment & Finance

EIB lends €100 mln to overhaul Hungarian power grid

The European Investment Bank will lend Hungarian power and gas company Magyar Villamos Muvek €100 million to modernise its power transmission network

5 October 2018
Electric vehicles charging in Paris Environmental Policy

EU parliament vote gives boost to electric vehicles

The European Parliament has voted for stricter limits on CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in a move that could speed up the electrification of Europe’s transport sector.

4 October 2018
Energy Security

Belgian power supply improves amid concerns

The tense power supply situation in Belgium has improved, but concerns remain over shortages this winter.

3 October 2018
Investment & Finance

EU grants Romania €46 mln to upgrade its gas system

Romania’s state-owned gas transmission system operator Transgaz has received a €46 million grant from the EU to upgrade the country's gas network

1 October 2018
The Mongstad CCS facility in Norway Environmental Policy

TSOs call on Brussels to spur investment in clean gas

The European gas industry is calling on the EU and national policymakers to help support investment in clean gas technologies.

1 October 2018
Enea’s Kozienice coal-fired power plant Environmental Policy

Poland steams ahead with controversial coal plant

Poland is going ahead with plans to build a new 1 GW coal-fired plant despite higher CO2 prices and the EU’s clampdown on national capacity payments.

27 September 2018
Environmental Policy

Renewables climb above 30% share of EU power mix

Renewables such as hydro, wind and solar are steadily gaining market share in the EU’s power mix.

26 September 2018
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager Competition Law

EC asks market players to help settle Transgaz case

Stakeholders have until the end of October to decide whether a set of proposals put forward by Romania’s TSO go far enough in addressing competition concerns raised by Brussels.

24 September 2018
Competition Law

Brussels invites feedback on Transgaz antitrust remedies

The European Commission has invited comments on commitments submitted by Romanian transmission system operator Transgaz to address competition concerns

21 September 2018
A cooling tower at a British power station Environmental Policy

World watches as EU carbon reforms bring results

Reforms to the EU’s carbon market have produced tangible results and should provide a boost for similar plans elsewhere.

21 September 2018
Competition Law

Europe risks 'Russian energy domination’ – Polish president

Europe is facing a “threat of Russian energy domination”, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday.

20 September 2018
German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier. Environmental Policy

Germany bets on gas to fuel energy transition

Berlin has signalled strong support for piped gas and LNG as a way of helping it move to a low-carbon energy mix.

20 September 2018
A Hungarian gas-fired power plant Environmental Policy

Rollercoaster week rattles EU carbon market

Big swings in EU carbon allowance prices have raised speculation that the market’s year-long bull run will start to slow, which would be bad news for the gas-to-power sector.

17 September 2018
Poland's Patnow coal-fired power plant Energy Security

EU battle over coal capacity payments heats up

National capacity payments for coal-fired power plants could continue at least until 2035 if some EU member states get their way.

14 September 2018
Environmental Policy

EU carbon prices surge in volatile market

The price of EU carbon allowances cleared €25/t this week, but volatility remains high.

12 September 2018
MEP Miriam Dalli in the ENVI committee. Environmental Policy

MEPs bolster ambition on CO2 standards for cars

MEPs have put pressure on the EU to adopt more ambitious CO2 targets for cars and vans following a key vote in Strasbourg on Monday night.

11 September 2018

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