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Brexit update – many new documents as the date approaches

While the politics around the Brexit process grow become ever more frantic (for example see here on BBC News), preparations for a possible “no deal Brexit” now need to move into reality mode, given that there are just over 6 weeks until this may occur. Since our last post here, there have been several developments … Continue reading

GB Capacity market developments

Following the suspension of Great Britain’s Capacity Market following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (see here) and some interim actions by the UK’s Business, Energy and Industry Strategy  department (BEIS) (see here), the European Commission has lodged an appeal. The appeal is reported here on The Energyst’s web site and also here … Continue reading

Brexit update – plenty more guidance in the face of uncertainty

The political side of Brexit has seen plenty of news over the last two weeks, and this is set to continue, with another vote in the UK Parliament tomorrow (see here on the BBC web site for example). Since our last post here, there have also been some regulatory developments on the financial,energy and commodity … Continue reading

Brexit update: ACER REMIT letter and more

After a seasonal break, the politics around Brexit have come back to full speed (for example see here on the BBC web site).  In the meantime, more developments are becoming apparent in terms of the rules covered on this blog: Yesterday, ACER issued this open letter, which highlights some of the issues that may occur … Continue reading

GB Capacity Market developments

Last November, the GB Capacity Market was suspended, following a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that the design broke the state aid rules of the European Union (see here). Since the suspension, the UK’s department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) has announced that  existing payments will be honoured for now, … Continue reading

What could 2019 have in store for us?

As the working year of 2019 opens, it is worth taking a few moments to consider what will keep us busy in the regulatory world of energy and commodity trading over the coming months. As usual on this blog, we will focus on Europe, with an eye on the rest of the world. The era … Continue reading

2018 draws to a close

As 2018 draws to a close, it is worth briefly reflecting where we stand in the world of regulation, as applied to energy and commodity trading: We opened the year with this post, very shortly before MiFID II came into application, on 3rd January. The start of MiFID II was a busy time for many … Continue reading

Brexit update – CCP access and Swiss equivalence

As the political side of the “brexit” process continues to twist and turn (see for example here on Sky News), there have been more developments affecting those in energy and commodities since our last update here. Many of these focus on preparations to be made for the increasing possibility of a “hard Brexit”. On Wednesday, … Continue reading

Brexit update: Ofgem REMIT letter and more documents

The general news around Brexit has been very active in the last few days (for example, see here on the BBC web site). There have also been developments relevant to the energy and commodity trading world since our last post here. Energy market On Tuesday, Ofgem issued this open letter covering contingency arrangements in the … Continue reading

Capacity market suspended in GB

Last Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in favour of Tempus Energy, against the European Commission, annulling the Commission’s State aid approval for the UK Capacity Market. As a result the Capacity Market in Great Britain has been suspended. The notice from the UK Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) can … Continue reading