We would like to take this opportunity to offer additional guidance to ensure that these emergency measures are not adopted without due consideration of their short- and mid-term effects.
Europex and seven other associations have co-signed a letter calling to safeguard diversity of participation in the EU ETS. To read the full letter, please see the pdf
Following the urgency legislation in the gas sector, notably regarding gas storage and gas demand reduction in the spring and early summer, the European Commission
Please find our detailed position paper attached:
Demand response, and more generally system flexibility, play a key role in achieving the EU’s decarbonisation targets and securing future system stability as volatile electricity production from renewables will need to increase substantially in the years to come.
Europex welcomes the forward-looking action from both the Council and the Commission to enhance coordination on measures to reduce natural gas demand to alleviate risks in anticipation of full or partial supply disruption of Russian natural gas.
We remain critical of how this draft policy paper addresses and assesses the overall functioning of the electricity forward market and the proposals put forth to approach the identified shortcomings.
As the main objective is decarbonisation, clear rules are needed to determine the renewable character of both electricity and RFNBOs, including hydrogen which is likely to play a key role in the future energy mix.
At the regular meeting of the General Assembly, members discussed high energy prices and the regulatory impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on European energy markets.