By Frauke Thies, Policy DirectorThe European Commission published on 5 November 2013 a communication entitled “Delivering the internal electricity market and making the most of public intervention”, which was accompanied by four annexes. This so-called “guidance package” aims to provide support to Member States in four areas: the design of renewable energy support schemes; the use of renewable energy cooperation mechanisms; the actions aimed at ensuring generation adequacy; and the incorporation of demand-side flexibility and demand response in electricity markets.
By Benjamin Fontaine, Senior Communications AdvisorThe solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has grown over the past decade at a remarkable pace, becoming a major source of energy globally. However, the European PV sector has been continuously facing retrospective measures and other unplanned changes that directly attack the stability and viability of existing and future investments in a number of countries, as shown in an overview presented by EPIA at a Press Briefing on 10 December 2013.
By Sinead Orlandi, Business Intelligence InternThe Dutch Transmission System Operator Association (Netbeheer Nederland) has recently announced that residential PV system owners, as well as associations of citizens owning PV systems, will be exempted from paying a transmission fee as of 01 January 2014.
By Marie Latour, Senior National Policy AdvisorThis document synthesises the policy support frameworks in the EU 28, Switzerland, Turkey and now also Ukraine. It includes a summary of all major types of support in place (FiT, GC), their levels and main features. It also includes a detailed description together with a case study of existing direct consumption schemes (such as net-metering and self-consumption) in place in a series of countries.
By Reinhold Buttgereit, Secretary GeneralThe Council of the European Union adopted on 2 December 2013 final measures in the solar trade case with China.
By Alexandre Roesch, Head of Regulatory AffairsFollowing the launch in February 2013 of an anti-dumping investigation into imports of solar glass from China, the European Commission adopted on 26 November 2013 a Regulation imposing provisional anti-dumping duties on Chinese producers, ranging from 17.1% to 42.1%.
By Reinhold Buttgereit, Secretary GeneralAhead of early 2014 crucial discussions on energy at European level, 10 CEOs of major utilities participated in a press conference on 11 October 2013 in Brussels, generating a number of media articles.
By Paolo Basso, Policy Officer
By Benjamin Fontaine, Senior Communications AdvisorThe European Commission published on 5 November 2013 a new communication entitled "Delivering the internal electricity market and making the most of public intervention", which is accompanied by a series of annexes.