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  • LONDON FORUM : THE PROSUMERS AT THE HEART OF ENERGY UNION

    The last 12th and 13th of March was held the "Citizen Energy Forum", created in 2007 by the European Commission and better known as "London Forum". As every year, the goal was to push the thinking on issues related to energy consumers. Due to the European elections and the nomination of a new European Commission, the last Forum took place 15 months ago. So, its recommendations, which have always a decisive impact on the evolution of European legislation regarding retail markets and consumer rights, were eagerly awaited by industry professionals. The watchword of 2015 was : strengthening the role and involvement of consumers in the use and management of their energy needs

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  • CLIMATE : THE IMPORTANCE OF CARBON-FREE ELECTRICITY

    Beyond alarmist conclusions of the IPCC’s recent reports, the Panel has also put forward several recommendations that should help in the fight against the effects of climate change and slow down the process. Among them, developing a carbon-free electricity mix is the prerequisite of any consistent climate strategy …

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  • EUROPEAN CARBON MARKET : DO WE REALLY WANT TO REFORM IT ?

    While the world has a rendezvous in late November, at the COP21, to reach an agreement on climate change, the debate on the European carbon market - which is supposed to be the key instrument to boost investments in low-carbon technologies – begin this year 2015 with a disagreement on the essential question of the need to establish a market stability reserve, to improve the functioning of the ETS market…

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  • CARBON : A FAIR PRICE TO SAVE THE CLIMATE

    François Hollande clearly stated it last week : he wants to set up "innovative financing instruments, especially regarding carbon pricing, in the light of of the COP21 ". A salutary decision considering that the national law for energy transition doesn’t include, at this stage, any measure to ensure a strong CO2 price, to foster the adaptation of EU industries to low-carbon technologies. Nevertheless, if France wants to be exemplary in the fight against climate change, it must establish a consistent low carbon strategy, supported by an incentive CO2 price…

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  • ENERGY-CLIMATE : FRANCE ON TOP OF THE WORLD ENERGY PODIUM

    One reason, at least, to start 2015 with optimism : while Paris is hosting the COP21 at the end of this year, France won’t be ashamed of its energy performance. In fact, it appears in the third place of the ranking of "Global Energy Architecture Performance Index" (EAPI) *, conducted by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE : 2015 WILL BE « CLIMATIC »

    While the international climate conference (COP20) was launched this week in Lima, France just completed its 3rd Environmental Conference. Beyond the will, clearly stated by the President of the Republic and the government, to obtain a "historic agreement" in Paris in 2015, what does this mean for the next COP21 ?

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  • CLIMATE : AN URGENT NEED TO SAVE THE EUROPEAN CARBON MARKET !

    The climate, ousted by the economic crisis for a while, is now back on the forefront of the world’s stage, with the next COP21 in the radar. For the first time, the G20 has spoken, last week, in favor of a "resolute and effective" action for climate. On November 12, China and the United States announced their joint ambition to adopt a plan for reducing their GHG emissions. Last but not least, the European Union adopted last month its strategy for the energy and climate policy for 2030. But, some questions are still unsolved and, for Europe, the main problem is that its main instrument to promote the development of low-carbon technologies - the famous carbon market - is still in bad shape… and it becomes urgent to reform it deeply.

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  • Germany, time to choose !

    So far, the electricity supply/demand balance has always been ensured in Europe. But from this year, for some European countries, things might even become more complicated in case of a harsh winter... Many others should also face to the same situation starting from winter 2016, when the first effects of European directives forcing the closure of selected thermal power plants will be felt. In sum, in a European electricity system increasingly interconnected, the security of supply should be threatened in the medium term, at the European level. Hence, the debate currently ongoing in Germany on the means to improve the functioning and design of the energy market...

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  • ENERGY TRANSITION : IN THE UK TOO !

    The energy transition is a highly topical issue here in France, with the “energy Transition Law” underway. But it is also a process that has been undertaken by several other EU countries. If Germany is constantly quoted as an example - good for some, risky for others - it is however not the only state that initiated big reforms in this area. Thus, the UK approach is also interesting to analyze, as a country that resolutely decided to combine ecological ambitions and economic pragmatism...

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