The Florence School of Regulation EU Energy Law & Policy Workshop hosted by Linklaters LLP took place on 5 February 2016 in Berlin. The workshop was designed to discuss the most relevant EU legal and policy issues currently facing the energy sector and to promote the sharing of experience and best practice.
The workshop was divided into 3 sessions. The opening session considered climate policy after COP 21, and examined the implications of the agreement and the future of the EU ETS.
The second session focused on the latest issues facing the EU security of gas supply, in which a representative from the Commission discussed the recent developments at EU level and the issue of gas storage. This was examined alongside pipelines and the EU security of supply, especially as it relates to the Baumgarten case, and complemented by the respective views of a gas storage operator.
The third, and final, session considered the challenges of defining regions in the context of the Energy Union, from both an industrial and academic perspective. In particular, the issue of price control areas was examined in relation to the Germany- Austria border.
The sessions were complemented by a keynote speech on market coupling and the power trading regions of Europe.
Please find the slides of some of the presentations from the workshop below
In 2000, Germany introduced the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) to encourage the generation of renewable electricity, initially via a…
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