EPIA sees the Commission’s policy document which will follow this consultation as the trigger for fostered competition in retail electricity markets. More offers centered on the energy component of electricity bills are not enough. A real change of paradigm is needed, from commodity-based to services-based markets. In such markets, consumption and production of electricity should no longer be treated differently, as services will be based on a mix of both.
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By Benjamin Fontaine, Senior Communications AdvisorA comprehensive assessment of the evolution of European and global markets, detailed 5-year forecasts, an analysis of the role of PV in the European energy sector, and key insights on industry trends - You will find all this in EPIA's upcoming publication, to be released at Intersolar Europe.
By Benjamin Fontaine, Senior Communications AdvisorThe European Commission will present on 09 April 2014 its new Environmental and Energy Aid Guidelines (EEAG) for the period 2014-2020. EPIA warns that this revised State Aid regime discriminates against small-scale generation and could badly harm the Member States’ ability to design efficient and adequate measures to support the uptake of different renewable energy technologies.
By Oliver Schäfer, EPIA PresidentAs the new EPIA President, let me introduce you to the renewed EPIA and the many changes that are underway. After times of rapid industry consolidation, trade conflicts and uncertainty, the time is now for EPIA to break off to new shores. The direction is clear: As The Voice of PV in Europe, we lay claim to leading opinions, innovating and driving key decisions on energy policy across the continent.
By Frauke Thies, Policy DirectorThe European Heads of States and Governments will discuss the 2030 climate and energy framework proposals in June with the objective to reach an agreement in October. EPIA, together with the other European renewable energy associations, has been repeatedly calling on EU leaders to fully grasp the long-term benefits of an ambitious nationally-binding EU renewable energy target.
By Frauke Thies, Policy Director