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

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 […]

Leak of 2030 Council Conclusions

Donald Tusk, newly appointed President of the European Council, has managed to get a massive deal for Poland and CEE Countries through a transfer of EU ETS allowances estimated to be worth over €10 billion as the carbon price improves. This leak shows that Governments have also agreed to revenue hypothecation to support industrial innovation.  Further developments to come.

By |September 1st, 2014|Climate Change, EU 2030, EU ETS, Leak|0 Comments

Leak of June Council conclusions and Energy Efficiency Review

Less than a week away from the June European Council meeting and latest leak of the meetings Conclusions indicates there is movement on the 2030 climate and energy framework. Governments are waiting for this leak of the Energy Efficiency Review from the Commission. Considerable pressure is being put on the Commission to come forward with strong measures on energy savings as the most cost-effective and efficient way to increase economic resilience, address the challenges posed by Ukraine as well as directing investment into […]

Leak of June Energy Council conclusions

Donald Tusk’s drive to create an Energy Union has taken a body blow in this leak of the Energy Council conclusions. Paragraph 7a stresses the need for “…the Commission and the Member States to examine the potential for measures to strengthen the bargaining power of the EU and its Member States vis-à-vis external suppliers.” This falls considerable short of Tusk’s proposals but there is still a long way to go until the June Energy Council and October European Council where this […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|carbon leakage, Climate Change, Energy, environment, Leak|0 Comments

EEAG Leak – Germany, France, Italy and UK threaten to kill State Aid guidelines

Following on from our leak of the EEAG State Aid guidelines, the politics of the debate has gone up to a new level as Germany, France, Italy and the UK come out strongly against playing by EU rules. This confidential letter on the EEAG demands the Commission relax EU rules to allow these governments to set up their own rules on who they are going to subsidise in their industrial sectors.
They ignore the problems we face collectively when common rules are […]

By |March 28th, 2014|carbon leakage, Climate Change, Energy, Leak|0 Comments

Leak of draft energy and environment state aid guidelines – EEAG

 The controversial State Aid guidelines on energy and environment have just entered final consultation within the European Commission with a view to publication in the coming weeks. This leaked draft of the current state aid guidelines shows considerable movement to soften the Commission’s attempt to kill off renewables energy support schemes. Governments have also come out strongly against the Commission’s proposal but prefer to water them down further.
The Commission proposed ending special electricity prices for producers of renewable energy commonly referred […]

By |March 17th, 2014|Climate Change, Energy, environment, EU 2030, Leak, Renewable energy|4 Comments

Exclusive leak: March European Council conclusions delay agreement on climate and energy security

Leaked document shows that Europe’s leaders will meet on 20-21 March and delay agreement on the EU’s greenhouse gas targets to 2030, the single most important decision of our lifetimes.

By |March 12th, 2014|Climate Change, Energy, EU 2030, Leak|0 Comments