Joint EFET-Eurogas-Europex-IETA letter on the future of carbon pricing and emissions trading in the UK

Brussels, 22 June 2020 | Together with the European Federation of Energy Traders, the International Emissions Trading Association and Eurogas, Europex has sent a letter to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to request more clarity on the UK’s future approach to carbon pricing and emissions trading. The joint letter urges the UK Government to provide clarity on the following matters: The approach to carbon pricing in the UK post-Brexit and a timeline indicating the main actions foreseen for the development and implementation of the given approach. Should a linked UK ETS be the chosen option for
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Europex Response to the ESMA MiFID II / MiFIR Review Report on the Transparency Regime for Non-Equity Instruments and the Trading Obligation for Derivatives

Brussels, 12 June 2020 | Europex fully supports the objectives of MiFID II / MiFIR and the G-20 Pittsburgh commitments to “improve the functioning and transparency of financial and commodity markets and address excessive commodity price volatility”. We equally agree with the general intention of the MiFIR pre-trade transparency regime which is meant to work towards this larger policy objective. However, we believe the current calibration of the illiquid (“IL”) and Large in Scale (“LIS”) waiver thresholds severely limits the development of niche and nascent contracts traded on secure and transparent exchanges and cleared through risk mitigating CCP clearing houses.
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Europex response to Commission consultation paper for the EU climate ambition for 2030 and for the design of certain climate and energy policies of the European Green Deal

Brussels, 11 June 2020 | Europex, the Association of European Energy Exchanges, welcomes the opportunity to take part in the present consultation. The European Green Deal must be a central pillar of the EU’s recovery efforts in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and in response to the looming climate and environmental crisis. Against the background of the intended 2030 Climate Target Plan and its subsequent legislative implementation, the opportunity should now be taken to put in place a coherent EU-wide policy framework to deliver the raised emissions reduction ambition at the least cost. With this in mind, it is
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Europex feedback on the Preparation of the EU Hydrogen Strategy

Brussels, 8 June 2020 | Europex welcomes the Commission’s initiative to develop a dedicated EU Hydrogen Strategy. We are convinced that traded markets can and will act as enablers for a future usage of hydrogen on a broader scale, including in those sectors where it still has very limited penetration such as transport, buildings and power generation. Given the importance and complexity of the topic, there should be strong stakeholder involvement in both the development and implementation of the EU Hydrogen Strategy. It is key that the integration of hydrogen into the Internal Energy Market is considered from the beginning
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Europex response to the Commission consultation in preparation of an EU Strategy on Energy System Integration

Brussels, 4 June 2020 | Europex supports a vision of an integrated energy system in which the various energy carriers or forms of energy (electricity, gas, liquids, heat, cold etc.) can be linked with each other as well as with the end use sectors (buildings, mobility, industry, agriculture, households) in order to optimise the energy system as a whole, i.e. producing, transporting and consuming energy in the most sustainable and cost-efficient way possible. To enable this goal, well-functioning energy and environmental markets are required to stimulate competition and innovation, allowing the most efficient technologies to emerge. When developing regulation to
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