Leak of the Market Design Directive impact assessment

This is a leak of the Market Design Impact Assessment  governing the operation of electricity markets and in particular, greater measures to make it more consumer focused. It is also vital to putting renewable energy on the same footing as the rest of the electricity market. The legislative proposal is scheduled for October/November 2016.

By |September 29th, 2016|Climate Change, Energy, Leak, Renewable energy|0 Comments

Leaked Energy Savings Directive

Proposals to legislate the 27% energy savings target to 2030, agreed by the European Council, are finally starting to materialise in this leaked copy, which has been sent to the College of Commissioners for improvement and sign-off.

Arias-Canete, Commissioner for climate and energy, had previously called for a 30% target whilst the European Parliament recently passed an important resolution asking for a 40% target. It seems the Commission has ignored it’s own climate and energy leader as well as the […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Climate Change, Energy, energy efficiency, EU 2030, Leak|0 Comments

China’s 13th Five Year Plan: The clean technology revolution and its opportunities for the EU

Change Partnership published an in-depth analysis of China’s 13th Five Year Plan (FYP) today. The report China’s 13 FYP: The clean technology revolution and its implications for the EU looks into the most comprehensive programme to shift China away from fossil fuels and boosting clean technology innovation. This will make decarbonisation that much cheaper for everyone boosting the opportunity to shift away from fossil fuels.

Alongside the emphasis on innovation, markets and economic restructuring, much more attention has been paid […]

Change Partnership, industry, trade unions and associations support adequate climate policy

Today (1st March, 2016) Change Partnership together with over 60 other NGOs, companies, associations and trade unions wrote to European leaders demanding the right climate policy is established across the EU.

The statement called upon leaders to:

Ensure that Europe’s ambition is consistent with the Paris Agreementand that wehave a clear pathway set to 2050, which is at the upper end of the 80-95% range.
Guarantee that 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas reductions targets are in line with the science, the well […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Climate Change, Energy, energy efficiency, EU 2030, EU ETS|0 Comments

Coal in Poland: After the sunset

Change Partnership produced an English version summary of Dr Michal Wilczynski’s report “Coal in Poland: After the sunset”. Dr Wilczynski was the Chief Geologist in Poland and remains the country’s leading expert in coal matters.

The report paints a damning insight into coal production in the country and dispels many myths surrounding is future viability. 

By |February 15th, 2016|Coal, Energy, EU 2030, phase-out fossil fuel subsidies, Poland|0 Comments

Finnish elections: Centre Party secures victory and negotiates coalition

Finnish voters have elected their Parliament on Sunday, 19 April. The Centre Party won 24.5% of the votes, followed by the Finns Party and the National Coalition Party. As negotiations for a governing coalition will soon begin, check our grid overview of the main six parties and their climate and energy policies.

The Centre Party will lead negotiations to form a new government

The liberal agrarian Centre Party, led by Juha Sipilä won 49 out of the 200 seats of the […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Climate Change, Energy, EU 2030|0 Comments

Energy Community countries risk losing € billions unless they modernise their energy systems

Outdated energy infrastructure, increasing fossil-fuel capacity and massive electricity losses through distribution and transmission are some of the key challenges faced by Energy Community countries, according to a Change Partnership analysis released on Tuesday.

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine have to revise their investment strategies to account for water stress, environmental and climate change impacts which will have a dramatic impact on their future development. A carbon price signal, introduced either through an emissions trading system, […]

Leak of Energy Union Commission proposal

The much anticipated Energy Union communication and annex leaked from the European Commission can be found here. This is the latest version currently going through inter-sevice consultation prior to publication next week.

By |February 20th, 2015|Energy, EU 2030, Leak|0 Comments

Latest leak of 2030 Council Conclusions

With less than 10 days to go to the European Council governments are edging closer to a deal as this latest leak of the Council conclusions, dated 13 October, indicates. The key points are:
– 40% GHG target is now almost accepted with only a few governments seeking a lower target. The ETS is to deliver 40% reductions by 2030 from 2005 emissions and non-ETS sectors 30% reductions.
– The ETS linear reduction will move from 1.74% to 2.2% .
– Innovation will […]

European Parliament: What Juncker has to give for approval

Jean Claude Juncker has tried to win the hearts and minds of the parliamentarians last week during several hearings with the political groups, in an attempt to secure a positive nomination vote on Tuesday, 15 July. But what are his top priorities as a future President of the European Commission and how do they match the political groups’ agendas?

Juncker’s top five priorities answer, more or less,  to the largest possible panoply of expectations:

A digital single market for consumers and businesses;
A […]

By |July 14th, 2014|Climate Change, Energy, EU 2030|0 Comments