EU Governments should ‘look at US’ for renewables policy

The US has a “more progressive” renewable support policy and Governments in Europe should “take a look” at that. That’s the view of analysts at GlobalData, which suggests the US has a better policy framework for renewable energy. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), which is the major support scheme for renewables in the US, provides […]

EU’s efficiency measures a ‘hammer blow’ for smart metering

Smaller countries are likely to back out of smart metering schemes as the EU’s energy efficiency measures “waters down” the billing and metering requirements found in previous drafts. A research and consulting firm claims many countries are concerned about the cost of smart metering proposed under the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive, which was agreed by […]