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Electronic Communications Policy and Regulation in Europe

2016 Other | Communications and Media

Author(s): GORI Paula, PARCU Pier Luigi

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Renewable Energy Intermittency and its Impact on Thermal Generation

2016 Working paper | Climate

Author(s): GRAF Christoph, MARCANTONINI Claudio

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Electricity production from renewable sources generally displaces thermal generation, which leads to lower CO2 emissions in the power sector. However, the intermittent nature of many renewable technologies leads to greater inefficiencies in the operation of existing fossil power plants. This inefficiency translates into higher production costs as well as a higher rate of emissions relative […]

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For a harmonisation of hydropower regimes in the European Single Market

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): DOUGUET Sébastien, SAGUAN Marcelo

Editor(s): GLACHANT Jean-Michel, RIOUS Vincent

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• Our study of hydropower regimes in European countries reveals the considerably variable terms of hydropower usage rights, in both their joint obligations and the degree of openness of the competition processes through which these rights are granted.• The environmental and economic stakes and liabilities associated with the use of hydropower account for the in-depth public controls in granting […]

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The emerging regulatory practice for new businesses related to distribution grids

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): HADUSH Samson, MEEUS Leonardo

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Activities related to new businesses, such as market facilitation (e.g. data hub operation), electrical storage, and electric vehicle- charging infrastructure are grey areas in regulation; In these grey areas, there is potential for a market approach, but there are also conditions which can prompt the involvement of DSOs; By taking stock of the emerging regulatory […]

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Claeys Casteels EU Energy Law Volume II

EU Competition Law and Energy Markets

2016 : | Energy

Author(s): DE HAUTECLOCQUE Adrien, HANCHER Leigh, KJØLBYE Lars, JONES Christopher, SANDBERG Lena

Editor(s): JONES Christopher

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This fourth edition incorporates the numerous changes since the previous edition in 2011; including an entirely reworked section on anti-competitive agreements and practices, an update of all new merger decisions as well as abuse of dominance. Furthermore, the new edition will include a detailed update and explanation of the major developments on state aid, with […]

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A Meta-Analysis on the Price Elasticity of Energy Demand

2016 Working paper | Climate

Author(s): LABANDEIRA Xavier, LABEAGA José M., LÓPEZ-OTERO Xiral

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Price elasticities of energy demand have become increasingly relevant in estimating the socio-economic and environmental effects of energy policies or of other events with influence on the prices of energy goods. Since the 1970s a large number of academic papers have provided both short and long-term price elasticity estimates for different countries by using several […]

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Installation Entries and Exits in the EU ETS Industrial Sector

2016 Working paper | Climate

Author(s): GRAF Christoph, JONG Thijs, MARCANTONINI Claudio, VERDE Stefano

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Focusing on the industrial sector of the EU ETS, this study identifies and analyses the entries and the exits of installations into and from the system over the period 2005-2013. The overall number of exits was notable relative to the number of installations, and significantly greater than that of the entries. Further, we estimate a […]

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Nico Keyaerts

Economic principles for coordinated reactions to gas supply disruptions: first appraisal of the 2016 package on sustainable energy security

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): KEYAERTS Nico

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The rationale for the cooperation and coordination of reactions to supply disruptions can be based on political motives or economic motives; even if the rationale is political, coordinated reactions require the implementation of two economic principles. By using economic incentives for as long as possible and by minimising losses after economic incentives have been interrupted, countries commit to maximise the […]

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Andris Piebalgs

Moving EU-Russia gas relations "out of the cold" : a policy view

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): PIEBALGS Andris

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The warming of EU – Russia gas relations would be considerably beneficial to the EU, and is an achievable goal if a rational approach is adopted. Fundamental to this, is the acknowledgment of three essential issues. Firstly, EU – Russia gas relations cannot be considered independent of the bleak political context. Secondly, the EU will […]

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Gazprom : slow to adapt and unable to exert influence

2016 Policy Brief | Energy

Author(s): BELYI Andrei V.

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Changing market realities in natural gas engender significant challenges for Gazprom in both Europe and Russia alike. The trend consists in a growing number of suppliers domestically, with a boost of independent gas production, and internationally, with a more liquid gas and LNG trade. Transition towards a new market model in the EU affects existing […]

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