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New rules on security of gas supply [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Alex Wilson (5th edition), In February 2016, the European Commission proposed a new regulation on security of gas supply in order to develop a stronger collective response to future supply risks. Major innovations in the Commission proposal include a solidarity principle that prioritises households and essential social services during an emergency situation; mandatory … Continue reading

European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices [EU legislation in progress]

Written by Gregor Erbach (3rd edition), Member States would have to collect statistics on the prices charged to industrial consumers and households for natural gas and electricity. Price data would be reported every six months for different consumption volumes, and cover energy prices, network charges, taxes and levies, and their sub-components. The proposed regulation would … Continue reading

Shale gas and EU energy security

Written by Gregor Erbach While the United States has abundant supplies of cheap gas thanks to the ‘shale revolution’, the EU remains dependent on gas imports. The Ukrainian crisis has given rise to increasing concerns about the security of the EU’s gas supply. At the request of the European Council, the European Commission has analysed … Continue reading

Appliances burning gaseous fuels : Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

Written by Alina-Alexandra Georgescu and Alison Davies This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal. This is a proposal to replace the Gas Appliances Directive 2009/142/EC (GAD) of 30 November 2009, which aims to permit the free movement of appliances and fittings burning … Continue reading

Unconventional gas and oil in North America

The ‘shale revolution’ Over the past decade, the United States and Canada have experienced spectacular growth in the production of unconventional fossil fuels, notably shale gas and tight oil, thanks to technological innovations such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Economic impacts This new supply of energy has led to falling gas prices and … Continue reading

European energy security: what about Russian gas?

In the context of the European Commission’s European Energy Security Strategy communication issued in May 2014 [COM(2014) 330 final], this EPRS Keysource gathers documents about security of energy supply for Europe, focusing on the gas supplied by Russia – more than a third to a quarter of the gas consumed by the EU according to the … Continue reading

Gas disputes in the eastern Mediterranean

Discoveries of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean have brought both opportunities and challenges to the entire region. Although political uncertainty has clouded the whole picture, energy is emerging as the dominant issue for the future of the region. Mutually agreed criteria for the exploitation of these gas resources would foster stability in the region … Continue reading

Mining in the EU: Regulation and the way forward

The EU mining industry may be part of the solution to Europe’s raw material shortage, but sustainability of mining is a key requirement if it is to be revived. Mining and quarrying activities vary widely in profitability, employment and geographical distribution. In addition to general industrial regulation, the EU has adopted some legislation specific to … Continue reading

Shale gas in Europe: prospects and risks

6 language versions available in pdf format Schiefergas in Europa: Möglichkeiten und Risiken El gas de esquisto en Europa: perspectivas y riesgos Gaz de schiste en Europe: risques et perspectives Il gas di scisto in Europa: le prospettive e i rischi Gaz łupkowy w Europie. Perspektywy i zagrożenia Shale gas in Europe: prospects and risks … Continue reading

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