RED II: Auctioning GOs for supported energy brings wider system benefits and ensures alignment with EU State Aid rules

Brussels, 15 February 2018 | Guarantees of Origin (GOs) are valuable tools for tracking and documenting both renewable and conventional energy. Europex has already put forward several proposals for the further development of the GO market in the context of the review of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). Following the publication of the Council’s General Approach on RED II and the ITRE report adopted by the European Parliament, there have been diverging stakeholder positions on how to ensure that renewable energy producers receiving financial support do not receive double compensation under the GO system (Article 19 of RED II).
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Joint statement by Eurelectric, Europex, WindEurope and EFET: Regulated retail prices

Brussels, 6 February 2018 | For the attention of the European Parliament and Council The Clean Energy for All Europeans Package provides a unique opportunity to empower European energy consumers. It enables them to be more involved in the electricity system whilst ensuring that vulnerable consumers are not left behind. Consumers will only be empowered through a combination of measures – such as efficient price signals, certified comparison tools and easy switching. Should retail prices continue to be regulated in some Member States, the benefits brought by the Clean Energy Package would be severely weakened. Regulating retail prices impedes consumers from
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Electricity market design: Europex urges continued focus on robust market principles

Brussels, 5 February 2018 | Europex generally welcomes the Council’s General Approach on electricity market design (recasts of the Electricity Regulation and Directive, as published on 20 December 2017) which makes positive steps towards achieving more integrated, liquid and efficient wholesale electricity markets in Europe. Properly functioning energy markets, and the resulting reliable price signals constitute the most effective means to meet the challenges of an evolving energy sector and to deliver energy to European citizens in a reliable, affordable and climate-friendly way. While there are some aspects which we believe could be further improved in the Council’s General Approach,
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