Policymakers ‘must minimise energy disruption from Brexit’

Eurelectric says maintaining a close collaboration between the EU and UK on electricity and climate issues is vital

European power sector commits to sustainable production

The European electricity industry has committed to play a central role in the shift to a more sustainable energy production. In a letter to UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, EURELECTRIC said the region’s power companies intend to be both part of a competition European economy and reliably powered by carbon neutral energy. Kristian […]

European power giants pledge carbon neutrality ‘well before’ 2050

Major power companies in Europe have committed to take a leading role in the region’s decarbonisation efforts and accelerate the clean energy transition. Sector leaders have pledged to take action to support the shift to a climate-friendly society and achieve a competitive carbon neutral electricity mix in the EU “well before mid-century”. EURELECTRIC – which […]

European energy firms pledge no new coal from 2020

Energy companies in Europe have pledged not to build any new coal-fired power plants in the EU after 2020. The announcement was made at a conference in Brussels today, where the European power sector agreed its joint position on clean energy. EURELECTRIC – which represents around 3,500 utilities with a combined value of more than […]

SSE boss named Vice President of EURELECTRIC

The head of SSE has been appointed as the Vice President of pan European energy association EURELECTRIC. Alistair Phillips-Davies will take up the two-year position this month and provide “strategic advice” to help the organisation contribute to the development and competitiveness of the electricity sector. EURELECTRIC represents the common interests of the electricity industry across […]

Davey: single energy market can be “backbone” of EU energy security

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey believes the single market can be the “solid backbone” of Europe’s energy security. In a speech at the trade body Eurelectric’s conference in London this morning, the Energy Secretary said Europe needs to “get our own house in order” on the internal energy market. Speaking later on the sidelines of […]

Consumers foot bill for TV station and nurseries in energy tariffs

Extra charges on some European countries’ energy bills are going towards funding national broadcasters, pension funds and in the case of one central European country, nursery care. Portugal reports broadcasters’ fees are included in electricity bills and Italy is considering following suit. The revelation came in new analysis from trade body Eurelectric which flagged up the […]

EU’s energy regulations are preventing investment

Volatility in energy regulations could deter investors from giving around €1 trillion required in the power industry by 2020. According to a new report by the EU energy associations, almost all the energy leaders surveyed said the investment the International Energy Agency (IEA) regard as necessary for the power sector will not happen. EURELECTRIC claims […]