Regulation & Policy
Israel's Public Utilities Authority (PUA) has issued new guidelines for power generators of how to handle domestic gas supply shortages. In such circumstances, private power producers will take priority as state-owned utility Israel Electric Corp (IEC) can switch to alternative fuels, such as gasoil or fuel oil.
Senate committees in Mexico have backed laws that regulate the opening of state-run oil and gas industries to private investment. The latest bill includes a raft of secondary laws supporting energy reforms, including a hydrocarbons law, which sets out contracts,…
Questioning the government's ability to predict the UK's future power demand and criticising its risk appetite, analysts at Cornwall Energy suggest the 53 GW of de-rated capacity up for grabs in the upcoming capacity auctions would be" larger than necessary"…
The UK’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey has announced that the government will procure a total of 53.3 GW of power generation capacity in upcoming capacity auctions. While the main parameters for the December auctions had…
After relying on shale gas for over a decade, public opinion in the Texan town of Denton has shifted and the city council is considering imposing a ban on fracking as inhabitants want to preserve the livability of their surroundings.
Almost half of Europe's energy consumption is used for industrial processes and to heat and cool building, but policy makers at the European Commission are dragging their feet to assess how heat-related policies could help meet Europe's energy efficiency objectives…
Allowing European energy companies to bid into the UK's upcoming capacity auctions with electricity delivered by undersea interconnections could help reduce costs and save up to £1 billion, analysis from Policy Exchange suggests. "By opening up the capacity market to overseas participation,…
Projections of power sector CO2 emissions are sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said when drawing up five cases to gauge possible future emission cuts just days after the Environmental Protection Agency…
Edging closer to finalising a strategy to keep conventional power capacity operational in the future, the German government is aiming for a transnational solution: "We have to develop a capacity [remuneration] mechanism but this has to be developed in a…
Europe needs greater alignment and clarity in policy to support gas-fired power generation and boost the role of capacity markets, Matthius Hartung, chief executive of RWE power generation told delegates at the Power-Gen Europe conference today. “For us political reforms…
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