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Alex Benjamin Wilson

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EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Energy supply and security [Policy Podcast]

Energy policy is a competence shared between the EU and its Member States. Whereas the EU has a responsibility under the Treaties to ensure security of supply, Member States are responsible for determining the structure of their energy supply and their choice of energy sources. Continue reading

New EU rules on labelling of tyres [EU Legislation in Progress] [Policy Podcast]

On 17 May 2018, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new regulation on the labelling of tyres for the purposes of fuel efficiency, safety, and noise reduction. This would repeal and replace the 2009 Tyre Labelling Regulation (TLR), while maintaining and reinforcing most of its key provisions. Continue reading

Common rules for gas pipelines entering the EU internal market [EU Legislation in Progress]

In November 2017, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal to apply key provisions of the 2009 Gas Directive to gas pipelines between the European Union (EU) and third countries. The proposal would apply EU internal gas market rules up to the border of Union jurisdiction, and Member States would need to cooperate with third countries to ensure full compliance with EU rules. Continue reading

Revised Energy Efficiency Directive [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal for a revised Energy Efficiency Directive, as part of the Clean Energy package. Continue reading

Promoting renewable energy sources in the EU after 2020 [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 30 November 2016, the European Commission launched the Clean Energy package, which included a recast of the Directive on the promotion of renewable energy sources (‘RES Directive’). Continue reading

Governance of the energy union [EU Legislation in Progress]

The Commission proposed a regulation on governance of the energy union, as part of its Clean Energy package (30 November 2016). Continue reading

Energy efficiency and reducing consumption [What is Europe doing for its citizens?]

Written by Alex Benjamin Wilson, Greater energy efficiency can help to reduce the bills that consumers pay for their heating and electricity, and contributes to the fight against climate change because lower energy consumption leads to fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency can also foster greater energy security in the EU, by reducing the need … Continue reading

Framework for energy efficiency labelling [Plenary Podcast]

Written by Alex Benjamin Wilson, In July 2015, the European Commission proposed a regulation on energy labelling that would replace and repeal the 2010 directive on the subject. The Parliament proposed a series of amendments in July 2016, setting the stage for interinstitutional ‘trilogue’ negotiations. An agreement was eventually reached in March 2017, and the … Continue reading

Liquefied Natural Gas in Europe

Written by Alex Benjamin Wilson Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) represents the main alternative to pipeline supplies of gas. In liquefied form, natural gas (methane) can be stored and transported across long distances, contributing to diversification of supply and enhancing energy security in Europe. The gas market in the EU is characterised by gradually declining domestic … Continue reading

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