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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

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

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

Clean energy package update

The “Clean Energy Package” took another step forward this week in the European Parliament following a circuitous path to approval. The parliament voted for a 35% renewables target by 2030, as reported here on the PV Magazine web site. This post on the Euractiv web site discusses the various types of resistance encountered, despite broad … Continue reading

2018 begins – what does it have in store?

The 2018 working year starts today for most, which provides a good opportunity to consider the months ahead. Start of year The end of 2017 has been unsurprisingly busy, with several pieces of news posted since our “end of year” entry.  In addition to today being the first day on which Swiss “FC-” and “NFC+” … Continue reading

Brexit considerations in energy and financial regulation

With the discussions on the details Brexit now taking place at governmental level (for example see this article on the Reuters web site), many in the market will wish to understand how the UK’s departure from the EU will affect business activity. Those in the Energy and Commodity sector will need to understand this on … Continue reading

EFET comments on “Clean Energy” package

The provisions of the “Clean Energy Package” (also known has the “Winter Package”) were announced at the end of November 2016 and discussed at a conference held in Brussels in January. The contents of the package are far reaching and build on the principles of the Internal Energy Market. EFET have now released this paper, … Continue reading

The Energy Union, Internal Market and Brexit

With the story in the UK around the “Brexit” process still unfolding, many are considering how the exit will impact the Energy Union and the UK’s role in it.  An event was held on 30th March in London by the Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. … Continue reading

Article on regulatory change and architecture

See here for an article by Ian Sutherland on The OTC Space about implementing regulatory change and technology. While the article is focused on banking , the energy and commodity sector is in the process of grappling with similar issues. These are the ones of whether to approach regulatory change on a strategic or tactical … Continue reading

Winter package and Energy Union developments

Following the release of the “Winter Package” in November and CEER’s release of an overview paper following a conference in January, the European Commission have released this report together with a number of accompanying documents which can be found here. This post on EU Reporter highlights that the Energy Union has five strands: “Energy security, … Continue reading