The European gas industry should “stop complaining” and ask itself what it can offer to society to help bring about the transition that people demand, writes Wim Groenendijk, Head of International and Regulatory Affairs at the Dutch transmission system operator Gasunie. “As the ones who are looking after the energy supply, we should take our responsibility.”
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Sonja van Renssen, leading environment journalist at viEUws.eu, is joined by Dr. Johannes Teyssen, CEO of Eon to discuss the current situation of Europe’s energy sector. Regarding the 2030 climate and energy package, Teyssen calls for simpler objectives and says that the ETS (Emission Trading Scheme) target should be the only target, even though it had been struggling with low carbon prices. Everything else should be left to the market and prices should be as cheap and competitive as possible, according to Eon’s CEO. He…
Dr Johannes Teyssen, CEO of Eon and President of Eurelectric, doesn’t beat about the bush: in an exclusive interview with Energy Post, he says that Europe needs a single climate target for 2030 of “between 40% and 50%” emission reduction. At the same time all energy subsidies and “green levies” should go. Renewables “have all the chance in the world to take the biggest chunk of the market” even without…
If households and businesses in Europe were able to adapt their electricity consumption to price signals, it would lower their electricity bills considerably and cut peak demand for electricity by 10%, Yet, the European Commission notes in a recent Communication, that demand response is only emerging “slowly” and that Europe is lagging behind the US and other industrial regions. Brussels says national policymakers and regulators should focus less on providing…
To outside observers, UK energy policy must seem to be hopelessly confused and the energy sector in a mess. Actually, the problem is not so much the policies, writes Stephen Tindale, associate fellow at the Centre for European Reform. They make a lot of sense and may lead the country to a secure and low-carbon energy future. The problem is the politics – populist proposals create confusion and may undo…
Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist at viEUws.eu, provides an overview of recent developments regarding the European Union’s energy policy: – Package on state intervention in the electricity sector – Lithuanian Presidency Agenda on Energy - ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) - Internal Energy Market Featuring statements by: European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger and ACER director Alberto Pototschnig.
Joan MacNaughton, President of the Energy Institute and a highly influential figure in the international energy policymaking world, calls on “the big CO2 emitters” in the world to take unilateral action to reduce CO2 emissions. Countries that refuse to get along, should be penalised through import duties or carbon taxes, suggests MacNaughton. The current talk about “adaptation” to climate change, says MacNaughton, is a “cop-out”. Energy Post editor Karel Beckman…
A consortium of six major car manufacturers and oil companies in Europe – Volkswagen, Daimler, Honda, Neste Oil, OMV and Shell – has today published a “biofuel roadmap” for the EU to 2030. The roadmap, prepared by technical consultancy E4tech, may be seen as an atttempt by industry to transcend the current deadlock between the European Parliament and EU Member States over new biofuels legislation, which is crippling biofuel investment….
The interim-deal with Iran should be given a fair chance, argues Friedbert Pflüger, Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS). The world economy would benefit if Iranian oil and gas exports could be restored. The climate would benefit if the massive flaring of gas in Iran and the prevailing energy inefficiency could be reduced and renewable energy investments stimulated.