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European Parliament approves the provisional agreement on the EU Cybersecurity Act

In its session of 12 March 2019, the plenary of the European Parliament approved the provisional agreement on the EU Cybersecurity Act. More about the EU Cybesecurity Act at this link.

ITRE committee approves provisional agreement on the PSI Directive

On 19 February, the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament approved the provisional agreement with the Council on Re-use of public sector information directive. The results of the vote are available here.

Ms Clara Poletti appointed as Chair of the Agency's Board of Regulators

The Agency's Board of Regulators (BoR) elected Ms Clara Poletti as its next Chair. Ms Poletti is a Commissioner at the Regulatory Authority for Energy Networks and the Environment (ARERA) in Italy. She will succeed Mr Garrett Blaney as of 23 January 2019 for a (renewable) term of office of two and a half years.

ITRE has endorsed the provisional trilogue agreement on new electricity market design

On 23 January the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament has endorsed the provisional trilogue agreement on new electricity market design. The official EP press release can be found here.
EU Member States' ambassadors (Coreper II) also approved the agreement on Friday, 18 January. More about it in this Council press release.

New Renewables, Energy Efficiency and Governance legislation comes into force on 24 December 2018

Three key pieces of legislation in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, namely the Renewable Energy Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive and Governance Regulation, have been published in the EU Official Journal on 21 December and entered into force on 24 December 2018. More information on the European Commission website here.

Co-legislators reach a political agreement on electricity market design

New rules for making the EU's electricity market work better have been provisionally agreed by negotiators from the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission. Read the European Commission press release here.

European Commission publishes its strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all.

The proposed Strategy does not intend to launch new policies and it is meant to set the direction of travel of EU climate and energy policies. The Commission Communication looks at a number of different scenarios and their greenhouse gas emission reduction potential, and specifies seven strategic areas  where joint action is required in order to reach a climate neutral economy. The Commission press release is available at this link.






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Joint Statement from the DSO Associations on the proposal to revise the TEN-E Guidelines

Following the European Parliament's proposal to open for revision the Trans-European Networks-Energy (TEN-E) Regulation (347/2013), the four associations representing DSOs at EU level — CEDEC, E.DSO, eurelectric and GEODE — welcome this proposal and put forward a few key points for the consideration of the EU institutions in their trilogue negotiations. Read our joint statement at this link.

GEODE welcomes deal for an Energy Market Design for Europe

GEODE welcomes the deal reached on the Clean Energy Package and congratulates the co-legislators on the dedication and competence they have demonstrated throughout the process. There now is a regulatory framework to keep Europe on track to accomplish the energy transition and reach our climate and energy goals, paving the way towards deep decarbonisation until 2030 and beyond. The full statement is available here.

Joint response to European Commission vision for a climate neutral economy

In accordance with the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, the European Commission has issued A European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy. We, the members of eleven energy sector associations, welcome the Commission's vision. Read our response in full here.

GEODE Statement to European Commission Strategy for a Climate Neutral Europe by 2050

GEODE, the association representing local energy distributors across Europe, welcomes the European Commission long-term strategy for a climate neutral Europe by 2050, in accordance with the Paris Agreement. GEODE is pleased to find that the strategy reflects our own vision for decarbonised, decentralised, digitalised energy systems – which are enabled by Distribution System Operators becoming active neutral market facilitators. Read our full statement here.

GEODE Statement regarding EC Proposal for Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) (recast)

GEODE believes the European Commission's Proposal is in contradiction to the stated aim. Read our full statement here.

Three DSO associations publish their side-letter on the EU DSO Entity

The three signatories - EDSO for smart grids, eurelectric and GEODE - have published the joint side-letter on the EU DSO entity. The side-letter outlines how the EU DSO entity should be regulated, which principles should be defined in the EU Regulation and which should be addressed in the upcoming Statutes. You can read more at this link.

DSO concerns on Key Organisational Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities (KORRR) on data exchange

The EU associations representing DSOs - CEDEC, EDSO for smart grids, eurelectric and GEODE - are convinced that the KORRR methodology proposal still contains several parts that conflict with EU legislation and risk the benefit of the system as a whole. Read more about the DSOs' concerns here.






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