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Energy policy recommendations 2010Critics of the Hungarian electricity market regulation and recommendations for the way forwardAnalysis

The aim of this analysis is to identify the most severe industrial organization and regulatory issues which appeared since the market liberalization. Furthermore, it strives to give recommendations for the government which help the development of an ...

Overview of the Third Legislative PackageArticle

In our article we present a review of the most important aspects of the Third Package, the Community regulation which determines the functioning of the internal electricity and natural gas markets.

Regulatory aspects of renewables 2009RigaEvent

One of the major challenges energy companies (the most prominent contributors to local, regional and global environmental degradation) face today is related to develop and operate energy facilities in an environmentally sustainable way. The efforts ...

Impact of gas market model change on pricesArticle

Hungary went through a gas market model change on 1 July, at the beginning of the new gas year. Not long before this event, the government and the domestic gas wholesalers concluded an agreement on the settlement of losses accumulated in the previous ...

VII. Summer school: introduction to energy regulation 2009BudapestEvent

This 5-day training course will be organised into thematic modules focusing on the hottest issues of energy sector regulation. The training program combines “classic” regulation under the traditional vertically integrated industry structure with ...

Price regulation and tariffs 2009BudapestEvent

The course provides a thorough introduction to the methodology of price regulation and tariff setting, the underlying economic theories, and also to the practical issues and solutions. The main topics are: Financial analysis, one of the basic inputs of ...

Status report on the regulatory background of gas marketArticle

The Act 40 of 2008 on the Supply of Natural Gas (hereinafter: the New Gas Act) was passed by Parliament on 8 June 2008. The New Gas Act introduced several - well-known - changes relative to the previous operational model, however, various details remain ...

Electricity Post-Privatization: Initial Lessons Learned in South East EuropeAnalysis

The privatization of electricity distribution and generation companies in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania are valuable examples which demonstrate the challenges involved in moving from state to privately owned companies. The issues raised in this report ...

Fiscal competition on the market for diesel fuel in the European UnionEconomic Review 2009Research paper

The paper assesses spatial competition in diesel taxation among European governments. By adding an extension to the standard model, it is shown that asymmetric competition - small countries undercutting large - implies that small countries respond less ...