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Gas

Belgian transit tariffs to fall 35% from January 2010

Belgian network operator Fluxys and energy regulator CREG have agreed a new tariff regime for transport, transit and gas storage which will be “highly competitive compared to others across Europe”, a...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | ESGM

Emissions

CER spot premium falls as supply worries ease

The surge in spot prices for certified emission reductions (CERs) has now abated, and CER Year 2012 is once again the most expensive contract along the curve – albeit by a tiny margin, ICIS Heren...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDCM

Gas

Czech OTE to launch spot market in January

Czech electricity market operator OTE is gearing up to launch the country’s first spot gas market on 1 January, OTE told ICIS Heren on Thursday. An intra-day market is expected to follow suit in...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | ESGM

Emissions

Don’t forget about CDM, investors say

Investors are getting worried that reform to the clean development mechanism (CDM) has been forgotten in the preparations before the Copenhagen summit. Abyd Karmali, the head of the Carbon Markets &...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDCM

Power

EEX urges Europe to use new transparency platform as a model

Germany’s new EEX online platform launched on Friday, including additional power consumption and production information to boost transparency (see EDEM 29 October 2009). But German major RWE called...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Power

EIB unveils £300m UK offshore grid fund

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering providing £300m (€330m) of funding to investors in high-voltage transmission links to six UK offshore wind projects. The chosen projects have a...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Power

For the Record

Dutch grid tariffs to be set on 1 DecemberDutch energy regulator Energiekamer will announce the country’s 2010 transmission system tariffs on 1 December, a spokeswoman told ICIS Heren on Friday. Grid...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

For the Record

PGNiG and Gazprom settle termsPoland’s PGNiG and Russia’s Gazprom have agreed terms on future gas supply to Poland, PGNiG said on Friday. The agreement involves increasing supply to Poland and...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | ESGM

Gas

France opposes Irún gas pipe – Spanish regulator

Plans to construct a new cross-border pipeline between Spain and France at Irún have been postponed after talks at the latest South Gas Regional Initiative (S-GRI) meeting on Thursday failed to...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | ESGM

Power

France set to import power in winter

Grid operator RTE warned that France is set to import power from neighbouring countries this winter because of the temporary reduction in generating availability. “The arrival of new generating...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Emissions

Long-awaited deal on EU climate finance

EU governments have come to a long-awaited agreement on how to pay for climate change measures, but without firm numbers. At the summit in Brussels concluding on Friday, EU heads of state agreed to...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDCM

Power

Renewables Roundup: Geothermal not worth the effort for Big Oil

Analysts believe that oil company expertise will be key to developing geothermal energy in the future, but the costs are still prohibitive. Geothermal energy is arguably the renewable to gain the...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Renewables Roundup: German solar power subsidies to drop

German solar power has grown by 2,340MW, between September 2008 and September this year, data from German regulator the Bundesnetzagentur published on Friday shows. As a result, subsidies paid to...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Renewables Roundup: News in Brief

BulgariaN-vision Energy has gained approval to build the country’s second-largest wind farm at Kyustendil in southwestern Bulgaria on public land. N-vision Energy managing director Sebastian...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

Slovak, Hungarian TSOs plan interconnector open season

Slovak and Hungarian gas transmission system operators (TSO), Eustream and FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission, are planning to launch a non-binding open season to test market interest in their planned...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | ESGM

Power

Spanish coal backing aims to curb renewables – source

Analysts suggest that the Spanish government’s backing for coal-fired power production is a way of cutting the boom in renewables energy.“Subsidies will start to shrink to solar and wind plants,” an...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Emissions

Spanish power sector turns to coal

Coal accounted for 15.2% of Spain’s power generation mix in the year to 29 October 2009, up by 2.1 percentage points year on year, data released from Spanish power TSO REE on Friday showed. Over the...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDCM

Power

Steps towards common Nordic retail market welcomed

The Nordic Council of Ministers has asked stakeholders to prepare a detailed plan by early next year to establish a common end-user electricity market in the Nordic area. The council announced on...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Power

Swiss power companies resubmit nuclear plans

Swiss power companies Alpiq, Axpo and BKW have submitted a revised framework of grant applications for their planned nuclear power plants in Mühleberg, Beznau and Gösgen to the Swiss federal ministry...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | EDEM

Gas

UK storage injections accelerate in week to 28 October

Injections into UK storage accelerated in the week to 28 October, taking total UK stocks to 48,554GWh (4.47 billion cubic metres), or 98.6% fullness.Storage volumes at the Rough long range storage...

30 Oct 2009 00:00 | ESGM

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