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European gas-infrastructure in light ofthe Commission’s new LNG and storage strategyPublished: 1 of February, 2018

After the European Commission released its strategic vision for EU LNG and Storage in 2016 REKK published a study examining the elasticity of European gas-infrastructure and the effects of storage related regulatory measures (storage obligations and ...

Energy poverty: a bad dream or reality?Published: 17 of October, 2017

The issue of energy poverty received more than its typical share of attention in the energy regulatory package published at the end of last year. While this should not be considered a breakthrough, the Commission continues to soften its traditional view ...

Evaluating the 6 March PRISMA capacity auctionsPublished: 17 of October, 2017

The last building blocks of the European regulatory LEGO have just clicked into place with the missing network codes, underpinning the first coordinated European capacity auction and the race for fair and indiscriminate competition. However, the results ...

Presentation ofIEA country report 2017Published: 17 of October, 2017

In June 2017, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published its analysis on the Hungarian energy sector. The report gives an overview about the current state of the country’s energy markets and recommendsfurther policies for the Hungarian government to ...

What will the TariffNetwork Code bring? Changes in gas transmission tariffsitPublished: 17 of October, 2017

The last Network Code enforcing the harmonised and transparent transmission tariff regulation of the European gas market was published in March 2017. This put an end to a nearly 10 year process, with the preparatory work of the first Network Codes ...

Implications of carbon price floor: Coal remains below…Published: 1 of August, 2016

In May, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Segolene Royal announced her intention to implement a domestic carbon price floor for the French power sector from the beginning of next year. The measure seems to be modelled after ...

Capacity allocation developments in the gas market - facts and opinionsPublished: 2 of June, 2016

The European Network of Transmission System Operators plays a major role in creating uniform European markets for both electricity (ENTSOE) and gas (ENTSOG). Since its foundation in 2011 ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) has provided ...

Overcoming preliminary challenges to the shale gas in EuropePublished: 1 of June, 2014

Our article we scrutinise the present situation and the expected future of European shale gas production. We briefly review the shale gas extraction related regulatory attitude of the European Commission and the EU member states, then using the examples ...

The nightfall of the obligatory purchase regimePublished: 1 of June, 2014

Our article of our report we present the guidelines of the European Commission on the future judgment on state aid for environmental purposes. The rules set by the corresponding document essentially seal the fate of feed-in-tariffs (FIT), a long term ...