1st Europex Policy Lunch: The Market Integration of Renewables in the Context of the New Energy Market Design

Venue: European Parliament, Paul-Henri-Spaak building, Room number: P1C047 Date: 11 October 2016 Speakers: European Parliament: Mrs Martina Werner (MEP, Member of the ITRE Committee) European Commission: Mrs Marie Donnelly (DG ENER, Director Directorate C — Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency) Europex: Mr Borut Rajer (Director of Operations at Borzen, the Slovenian Power Market Operator, and Head of the Working Group for Environmental Markets at Europex) Moderator: Mr Christian Baer (Secretary General Europex) Key Europex statements: Renewable Energy Sources (RES) should be integrated into the market. All production units should, proportionally to their size and technical ability, be put on an
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Leading European associations call for changes in EU regulation to foster consumer choice and transparency in electricity market

Brussels, 6 October 2016 | In the light of the upcoming revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), seven  leading European associations are calling for a change in the way electricity products are differentiated and consumer choice in the electricity market is supported at EU level. In a liberalised and constantly changing energy market consumers should have a choice in the type of energy product they wish to consume. Although many achievements have been made in developing a pan-European energy market, some areas of improvement remain. One is the EU regulation supporting a tracking system for electricity production – the Guarantee
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Eleven recommendations for improving the Guarantees of Origin system under REDII

Brussels, 3 May 2016 | Already today, Guarantees of Origin (GOs) provide a valuable tool for assigning a specific attribute (e.g. green electricity) to energy sold to final consumers. An EU-wide, secure and reliable trading system has been put in place and is well accepted by the market. Europex members are actively contributing to the functioning of the GO market through different roles, such as organising standardised trading and providing registries. In its response to the recent RED II consultation, Europex has put forward several proposals on the further development of the GO market. Based on this, Europex would like to
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Renewables Energy Directive II: Europex and EFET call for ambitious reform

Brussels, 17 February 2016 | EFET and Europex address priorities on new Renewable Energy Directive to the Commission. The European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) and the European Association of Energy Exchanges (Europex) explicitly welcome the Commission’s work on a new Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). Given that the size and the impact of the renewable generation on the market are no longer negligible, REDII needs to take the next consequent step. Hence, the new Directive must reform the existing policy framework towards a full integration of RES-E into the energy-only market. In parallel, the EU ETS should be strengthened as
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Europex responds to Commission consultation on the “Preparation of a new renewable energy directive for the period after 2020”

Brussels, 10 February 2016 | Europex welcomes the possibility to contribute to the discussion on a review of the EU’s renewable energy legislation. In our response to the consultation on the “Preparation of a new renewable energy directive for the period after 2020”, we stress the fact that the current RES Directive has been successful in laying the foundations and especially in defining concrete targets for an EU-wide facilitation of RES. However, we also highlight a number of aspects that need to be improved. The current set-up has resulted in significant negative externalities, such as wholesale market price distortions. The
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Review of EU Energy Efficiency Directive: Europex responds to Commission consultation

Brussels, 29 January 2016 | Europex welcomes the Commission’s consultation on the EU’s long term energy efficiency objective as a follow-up to last year’s market design consultation. In our response, we highlight the need to strengthen additional market-based incentive mechanisms, such as white certificates, as this will lead to optimised choices of economic operators when implementing energy efficiency standards. Making energy savings tradable will also lead to an optimised allocation of resources. This should be the primary goal at EU level in addition to coordinating and inter-relating the policy objectives on energy efficiency, renewables and emission reduction. Against this background,
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Europex’ response to environmental aspects of the European Commission’s summer package: “We welcome the proposal but see room for improvement.”

Brussels, 6 August 2015 | Europex has taken positive note of the Commission’s ambitious and forward looking “summer package”. We indeed welcome the focus on fundamental challenges as regards the transformation towards a more integrated and renewables-driven power system in the internal energy market. Please find the whole response attached.
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Europex responds to the consultation on the revision of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Directive

Brussels, 16 March 2015 |Europex supports the proposal to bring the EU ETS cap in line with the EU’s 2050 longterm ambition and the adjustment of the linear reduction factor to achieve this. The unambiguous commitment to this ambitious reduction path also contributes to decreasing insecurity due to interaction effects with other policies. Of course, these interaction effects with other policies have only to a limited extent been the cause of the current allowance surplus in the ETS, which is mainly a result of economic development. EUROPEX welcomes the discussion on structural reform at the European level. Please find the whole
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