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Key issues at stake as EU electricity market reform nears finishing line

By Bram Claeys
A quick side-by-side of the positions in Parliament and Council Reform of the European electricity market design should enter the final stages ahead of next year’s elections. Will the racers be able to cross the finish line in time? This largely depends on how far removed the positions of team Parliament, Council, and Commission are from each other. Althoug... Read More


By Chi Gao
自2021年7月[1],国家发改委发布《关于进一步完善分时电价机制的通知》(《通知》)以来,全国各省都积极响应了国家号召[2]。截止到2023年1月,全国32个省级行政区都已经逐渐推出了符合地方负荷及电力资源特性的分时电价(云南、福建处于征求意见阶段)[3]。如此大规模�... Read More

The IRA Includes a Big Push for Heat Pumps, But States Can Do Even More

By Raphael Breit
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) became law one year ago, on August 16, 2022. Its billions in investment for the clean energy transition includes considerable resources to spur heat pump adoption across the country. But how much of an effect will it have? Will the IRA on its own accelerate heat pump adoption enough to help the United States meet its climate goal... Read More

The UK is sleepwalking into a big problem with its gas network

By Richard Lowes
To decarbonise the UK, the long term use of gas for heating, including any potential for hydrogen, is limited. Getting off gas is now an obvious climate change and energy security necessity. Both the UK government and its adviser, the Climate Change Committee (CCC), have signaled the need for the gas network to be wound down. It should be crunch time for the r... Read More

How to reap the benefits of district heating? Make it local

By Sem Oxenaar
The city of Groningen in the Netherlands has long been home to Europe’s largest fossil gas field. As fossil fuel production winds down, city authorities are looking for alternative residential and commercial heat sources. One of the solutions they found is a district heating system using locally available waste and renewable heat. Clean, efficient and smart ... Read More

Business as usual? Heating and cooling in the EU’s updated Renewable Energy Directive

By Duncan Gibb
On 28 June, a committee made up of members of European Parliament finally signed off on a new EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED III), the landmark law that aims to speed up the deployment of renewable energy across the EU. This paves the way for a final plenary vote in September and final rubber stamping from Member States after that. Once the Parliament and Cou... Read More

From the Ground Up: Rural Electric Co-ops Can Lead on Decarbonization

By Megan Anderson, Ken Colburn, Camille Kadoch
With the Biden-Harris administration’s recent announcement of $11 billion for rural energy providers to electrify and decarbonize, rural electric cooperatives now have the boost they need to apply their nimble capabilities and lead the energy transition. Although energy demand from any one cooperative may be small, the impact that cooperatives have across th... Read More

How clean is Europe’s district heating?

By Sem Oxenaar
District heating needs to speed up decarbonisation to reach climate goals Over the past year, how we heat our buildings has become a top priority for most citizens, businesses and governments. And rightfully so, as a third of all energy in the European Union (EU) is used for heating and hot water in buildings, 72% of which comes from burning gas and oil. As... Read More

浅谈“负电价”的正面价值——访睿博能源智库项目主任Max Dupuy

By Regulatory Assistance Project
近日负电价备受关注。 睿博能源智库项目主任Max Dupuy在接受中能传媒记者的采访时,结合国际电力市场的经验,介绍了出现负电价的原因及释放出来的信号。他认为,在一个设计周密的电力现货市场中,出现负电价不一定代表不合理的市场行为,这可能预示着向更清洁、成本... Read More

Navigating the Workforce Bottleneck

By Mary MacPherson, Camille Kadoch
The workforce is the driving engine of the economy. This adage is equally true even when the engine is efficient and electric. Clean energy jobs in the fields of energy efficiency and electrification are increasing. While the U.S. workforce grew overall by 2.8% between 2020 and 2021, clean energy jobs grew 4% during the same period. However, employers are having ... Read More