Internal energy Market

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External Publication

The European Gas Markets

This book, co-edited by Bruegel's Research Fellow Simone Tagliapietra, explores in detail the challenges which the European gas markets currently face, and the opportunities they present. Bringing together some of the most prominent gas experts on Europe from both academia and industry, this edited volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the various economic, political and technological factors that interact in this sector.

By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate Date: August 31, 2017
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Blog Post

The US 100% renewables dispute

What’s at stake: Two years ago, a debate started on whether it would be feasible for the US to achieve 100% renewable energy power. The arguments on both sides have been fierce, and more has been written recently. We review the debate.

By: Silvia Merler Topic: Energy & Climate Date: June 26, 2017
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Past Event

Past Event

Re-powering electricity markets

Europe talks a lot about energy market reforms, but what is the global context? Which measures would be most effective in delivering the kind of energy market needed for decarbonisation?

Speakers: Manuel Baritaud, Walter Boltz, Alain Janssens, Konstantin Staschus and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: February 24, 2016
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The European Energy Union: Slogan or an important step towards integration?

The broad definition of an Energy Union may enable the European Commission to facilitate a radical compromise between the member states. Because Germany's energy and climate policy goals can be realised only within the European network, the country ought to play an active role in this process.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: September 17, 2015
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A European gas market for everyone

The European energy landscape has changed markedly in 2014. Now the EU must rethink its relationship over gas with Russia and Ukraine.

By: Agata Loskot-Strachota and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: January 5, 2015
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Policy Brief

Elements of Europe's energy union

To meet the EU's objectives for emissions, electricity supply and gas security of supply, well-designed European markets could provide better results at lower cost than uncoordinated national approaches. In other areas – such as energy efficiency and supporting innovation – markets alone might not be enough. Europe should thus rethink its quantitative headline targets for 2030.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 9, 2014
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EU vs. regional electricity markets: Don't think too small

A comment on the ‘Schengenisation’ of EU energy policy: going for regional electricity markets instead of an EU-wide market comes at a cost.

By: Georg Zachmann and Michele Peruzzi Topic: Energy & Climate Date: October 9, 2013
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Opinion

Making the internal electricity market work

Why the economic pressure to create a comprehensive internal energy market is building

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: September 26, 2013
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Borderless electricity: completing the internal energy market

To reap the significant benefits from an integrated European electricity market, we propose the following blueprint: First, we suggest adding a European system-management layer. Second, the role of the European ten year network development plan (TYNDP) needs to be upgraded. Third, sharing the cost of network investments in Europe is critical.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: September 11, 2013
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Blueprint

Electricity without borders: a plan to make the internal market work

To reap the significant benefits from an integrated European electricity market, we propose the following blueprint: add a European system-management layer to complement national operation centres, upgrade the role of the European ten year network development plan, and share cost of network investments in Europe.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: September 4, 2013
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An Internal Energy Market for Europe: why and when?

Bruegel Fellow Georg Zachmann explains the state of the internal energy market in Europa and outlines the benefits of making rapid progress on its completion.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 28, 2013
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Electricity Infrastructure – more border crossings or a borderless Europe?

Enabling the seamless trade in electricity across borders would help to deliver on all three European energy policy targets – security, sustainability and competitiveness.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: February 27, 2013
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