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.

By Andreas Walstad 19 October 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU sends formal notice to Croatia over Third Energy Package

The European Commission has sent a letter of formal notice to Croatia with a request to ensure correct implementation of several gas and electricity directives.

14 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

UK lords launch new inquiry into Brexit and energy

The UK’s House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has launched a short inquiry into the implications of Brexit for UK energy security.

12 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

Mixed picture on PCI implementation – ACER

Only around one-third of projects earmarked by the EU as Projects of Common Interest have managed to stick to their original time schedules over the last couple of years.

12 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brussels OKs joint venture for German LNG terminal

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over a newly created joint venture by Netherlands-based Gasunie LNG and Vopak LNG and German company Oiltanking.

7 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

Pressure on for companies to report climate risks

Companies are facing increasing pressure to disclose how climate change will impact them in the future.

7 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brussels highlights growth potential for NGVs

The European Commission sees growth potential for natural gas and advanced biofuels in road transport and will release proposals to encourage their use.

6 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

Settlement likely in Gazprom probe – OIES analysts

Brussels is likely to accept Gazprom’s commitments to resolve the antitrust case against the company despite some opposition, says the OIES.

4 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

ECJ to hear OPAL case on interim measures on Wednesday

The European Court of Justice will hold a public hearing regarding interim measures on the OPAL gas pipeline on Wednesday, the court has confirmed.

3 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

Ireland looks to France for security of supply

The proposed Celtic Interconnector could see Ireland import electricity from France, potentially reducing its reliance on gas.

3 July 2017
EU Energy Policy

EIB signals slowdown in fossil fuel investments

It will be harder for gas and other fossil fuel projects to obtain cash from the European Investment Bank in the future.

29 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU member states agree 30% energy efficiency goal

EU energy ministers have agreed a more ambitious energy efficiency target in the hope of reducing Europe’s dependence on imported gas.

27 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

EC will wait before giving verdict on US Russia sanctions – Šefčovič

The European Commission will not give its opinion on stricter US sanctions against Russia before the House of Representatives and the president have offered their verdicts.

23 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

Snam increases its influence in Europe

The recent appointment of Marco Alverà as president of GasNaturally is a further step towards consolidating the role of Snam as a giant in the EU gas network.

23 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

ETS price too low for LNG to crowd out coal in power

LNG import prices in Europe have dropped sharply but will still rely on a boost in carbon prices to compete with coal in power generation.

22 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brussels OKs Danish support for coal-to-biomass conversion

The European Commission has approved Denmark’s DKK 422 million support package to convert DONG Energy’s coal-fired power plant in Kalundborg to use biomass.

22 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

US sanctions bill stirs controversy in Europe

A draft bill passed by the US Senate potentially giving the green light for tighter sanctions on Russia has angered some EU member states.

19 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brussels clears Cargill-Macquarie petroleum deal

The European Commission has approved Macquarie's acquisition of sole control over the petroleum trading and marketing business of Cargill.

16 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brussels OKs Chrysaor's acquisition of Shell North Sea assets

The European Commission has approved Chrysaor Holdings' acquisition of sole control over Shell’s northern North Sea petroleum business.

16 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

EU-Russia energy deal hinges on political will

A separate EU-Russia agreement for energy infrastructure could bring benefits, but it would need political support from both sides to come to fruition.

16 June 2017
EU Energy Policy

Brexit negotiations to start on Monday

Article 50 discussions on the UK's exit from the EU will start on Monday, the European Commission has said.

16 June 2017

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