european energy market

5 Toughest Questions for Miguel Arias Cañete on Energy and Climate Action - Hearings of New European Commission

October 6, 2014 by David Thual

Questions and the New European Commission

Miguel Arias Cañete - European Commissioner-designate for Climate Action and Energy - had to answer a number of difficult questions during his hearing by the European Parliament’s Committees on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) and Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (ENVI) on 1 October.[read more]

Energy Priorities of the New European Parliament [VIDEO]

September 24, 2014 by David Thual

European Parliament Energy Goals

Jerzy Buzek, Chair of the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee, discusses the priorities of the new parliamentary term with Hughes Belin, underlining that the reduction of energy prices and the enhancement of energy security in Europe are among the top goals of the committee.[read more]

Capacity Markets: The Future of European Demand Response?

September 17, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Europe Demand Response

Europe’s appetite for demand response is growing, not just to provide grid stability, but for years to come. That’s opening up more money-making opportunities for European companies willing to turn over factory lines, HVAC systems, and other energy loads to serve those needs.[read more]

Climate Change: "Europe Must Rediscover Its Ambition" Urges UNEP Executive Director [VIDEO]

June 20, 2014 by David Thual

Europe's Energy Ambition

Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), meets with leading environment journalist Sonja van Renssen to talk about climate change goals and Europe’s role in the global climate negotiations.[read more]

This Is What Europe's 2014 Smart Grid Landscape Looks Like

June 2, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Europe's Smart Grid Development

Europe may lag the United States and China in terms of overall smart grid investment, but it is still a multi-billion-dollar market for developments like smart meters, distribution automation, and the next wave of distributed, renewable energy integration.[read more]

G7 Energy Ministers talk Grand 'Energy Initiative for Energy Security'

May 13, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

G7 Ministers and Energy Planning

Last Tuesday, G7 energy ministers wrapped up a special meeting in Rome whose purpose was discussing how Europe, which has been reliant on Russia for about one third of its natural gas supplies, could find a way to replace Russian natural gas.[read more]

Russia and the Ukraine: The Energy Angle Part 2

April 15, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Prior to Russia’s invasion of the Crimea, the United States tried to re-engage Russia as a strategic partner in the Middle East. Moscow has at least one concrete interest that is the same as Washington: radical Islamic jihadism is a national security threat in Moscow.[read more]

Europe's Energy Paradox

January 31, 2014 by Luis Pinto

Europe and Energy

In times of economic prosperity, higher consumer energy costs associated with this investment were offset by a booming economy. But the recent debt crisis in Europe has policymakers thinking differently. How are Europeans managing these competing desires?[read more]

"If Europe Had One Voice, Energy Prices Could be Reduced," Claims IEA's Fatih Birol [VIDEO]

January 22, 2014 by David Thual

European Energy Prices

Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist at, is joined by Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, to discuss the World Energy Outlook 2013. In this interview, Birol looks at global energy prices and analyses the big price difference between the US and Europe.[read more]

European Coal Use Declines 8 Percent in First Half of 2013

December 12, 2013 by Justin Guay

EU Coal Use

You've probably heard a lot of noise about a coal resurgence in Europe. Earlier this year my colleagues and I tried to sift the fact from the fiction to tell you what's really going on, a long-term decrease in coal use in the EU. It turns out we were wrong. It's actually happening now.[read more]

What Will The 2014 European Solar PV Market Look Like?

November 29, 2013 by Joshua Hill

European Solar PV

Vice President and Team Leader at NPD Solarbuzz, Finlay Colville, has published a blog post looking at solar PV module supply to Europe during 2014, and asks the question, is there any cause for alarm? The question comes in the wake of a roiling shifting of previous trends and stability.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: State Intervention, Internal Market, ILUC & Presidency Agenda [VIDEO]

November 28, 2013 by David Thual

European Energy Briefing

In this latest issue of the Brussels Briefing on Energy Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of recent developments regarding the European Union’s energy policy:[read more]

EU Energy Market: Regulators 'Can't Promise Lower Prices' [VIDEO]

November 22, 2013 by David Thual

EU Energy Market Regulation

Alberto Pototschnig, the director of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators discusses the EU energy market, major infrastructure projects and the impact they can have on energy prices for consumers.[read more]

Offshore Wind in Europe: Lessons for the US

October 4, 2013 by Lewis Milford

I spent last week in Europe hearing from key offshore wind leaders about how they built a large, successful offshore wind industry. I learned some key lessons, and heard some precautions, about how we should go about offshore wind development in the U.S.[read more]

One Of Europe's Largest Offshore Wind Farms Commissioned

September 21, 2013 by Joshua Hill

European Wind Farms

One of Europe’s largest offshore wind-farm’s has finally been commissioned, upon completion of its 60 kilometres worth of 36 kilovolt infield submarine cable linking it to the Belgium grid. The wind farm was commissioned by ABB for Belgian company C-Power NV on schedule.[read more]