CEER's member energy regulators are well aware of the high prices consumers are facing and are working on a national level and engaging at a European level so that European consumers can get through this winter and so that the most vulnerable are protected. Extraordinarily high prices are a challenge for household budgets and businesses' viability. We hope that recently-approved European-level measures may start to ameliorate the situation without distorting long-term goals for the internal energy market and energy transition.
CEER brings the voice of energy regulators to EUSEW2022
CEER co-organised two sessions on 29 September during the European Sustainable Energy Week's 2022 Policy Conference (main programme) that wrapped up this Thursday...
CEER President Annegret Groebel (photo) said that these barriers can be overcome by adapting the policy framework and encouraging investments in self-consumption and alternative energy resources. Short-term measures to protect consumers are essential, she argued, but we must not lose sight of the long-term goals of decarbonisation and of building efficient markets that work in the consumer interest and towards energy independence.
Panelists discussed barriers such as the lack of streamlined information, local regulations and financial burden, highlighting the potential of solar power and heat pumps in reaching our climate goals, increasing energy efficiency and reducing consumption amidst the energy crisis. The panel noted existing tools such as Price Comparison Tools, and stressed the importance of subsidies and financial support schemes to encourage consumers to take part in this fundamental transformation of our energy system and economy. In case you missed it, you can watch it here.
The IEA’s Ilkka Hannula set the scene with his keynote speech on the expectations and opportunities for renewable gases as an important piece of the puzzle in the green transition of the European energy market. CEER Working Group Coordinator Valeriya Izhyk (photo) talked about trading renewable gases between Ukraine and the EU as an important step to effectively support reconstruction. Moderator Elizabeth Press from IRENA concluded that it is important to watch developments across society, technology and the economic sector to have clarity of thought in the short run, while taking informed decisions for the integration of renewable gases in the long run.
The Renewable Energy Investment Conference 2022 is approaching
Make sure you join us in Tbilisi, Georgia, next month from 26-28 October, where policymakers, regulators, consultants, financers and experts will gather to catalyse investments and help accelerate the green transition.
This first edition of the Conference is co-organised by CEER on behalf of the EU4Energy Programme, ERRA and hosted by GNERC.
EU and CEER training on Renewable Energy Support Mechanisms and Guarantees of Origin for Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries
The two-day interactive EU4Energy training focused on main support mechanisms such as feed-in tariffs, feed-in premiums and auctions.
Energy experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine participated to enhance their knowledge in renewable energy support mechanisms as efficient policy tools for shifting towards a green generation.
2023 ICER Distinguished Scholar Awards Call for Papers
ICER is calling for a submission of papers that examine the 2023 theme of "The Energy Transformation Challenge: Competitiveness and Sustainability of Energy Markets, Opportunities, and Achievements" from the viewpoint of either impact on developing countries or next practices as detailed in the award information in the link below.
The Awards recognise the important contributions that have been made to enhance electricity and gas regulation around the world.
Winners will be announced at the World Forum on Energy Regulation VIII, which will be held 21-24 March 2023 in Lima, Peru. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2022.
Renewable Energy Investment Conference Tbilisi, Georgia, 26-28 October 2022 The three-day conference will gather decision-makers, regulators, investors, and experts in green energy to catalyse investments for the acceleration of the clean energy transition. Register now!
World Forum on Energy Regulation Lima, Peru, March 2023 Held only once every three years, WFER is the leading international conference on energy regulation. It brings together key energy industry players, high-level policymakers, academics and regulators to engage in strategic discussions on different regulatory schemes. It is not only for regulators -
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