Energy [Irish Senate Report]

Energy The production of energy, while not one of the primary issues discussed since the UK referendum, is an issue that the Committee considers to be extremely important. Ireland’s energy needs are particularly dependent on the UK to maintain full security of supply through interconnection. At the same time, Northern Ireland has a particular reliance on Ireland […]

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Brexit & Energy

EU Energy Competence The EU’s competence in the area of energy includes energy policy, the functioning of energy markets, security of supply, energy efficiency and promoting interconnection. The EU competence is subject to the member states’ rights to determine the condition for exploiting its energy resources, the choice between different energy sources and the general […]

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Electricity Market

Market in Energy The directive on the internal market in electricity establishes common rules for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It sets rules relating to the organization and functioning of the electricity sector, access to the market, criteria and procedures applicable to calls for tenders, and the granting of authorizations for the operation […]

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All-Ireland Energy Market

Single Energy Market The All-Ireland single electricity market is the wholesale electricity market for the island of Ireland. It is regulated jointly by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities in the Republic of Ireland and the Utilities Regulator in Northern Ireland The single energy market was the first of its kind and commenced on 1 […]

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Gas Market

Harmonised Market The European Union has made directives with a view to harmonizing the internal markets for natural gas, electricity, and equivalent utilities.  The purpose of the legislation is to provide for the opening up of the markets to competition. The Directive on the gas market is designed to complete the opening of the national […]

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Energy Efficiency

General Targets An EU Directive seeks to achieve the Union’s energy efficiency target of 20% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and to pave the way for further energy efficiency improvements beyond that date. It includes a requirement for all Member States to set indicative national energy efficiency targets for 2020. The Directive promotes energy efficiency across […]

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Energy Information

Household Appliances The EU has made legislation in relation to the publication of information on energy consumption by household appliances.  This enables consumers to choose appliances based on energy efficiency. The directive applies to household appliances even where sold for non-household uses including Refrigerators, Freezers, Washing machines, dryers, Dishwashers, Ovens, Water heaters and hot water […]

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Energy (UK White Paper)

Electricity and gas The UK remains committed to delivering cost-effective, clean and secure energy supplies. The UK has worked closely with European partners to liberalise and open energy markets, with wide-ranging UK energy sector expertise being highly regarded across the EU. The Government is committed to facilitating the continuation of the Single Electricity Market (SEM) […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Energy Origin

Brussels, 7 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS RULES IN THE FIELD OF GUARANTEES OF ORIGIN OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Internal Energy Market

Brussels, 27 April 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS THE INTERNAL ENERGY MARKET The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary […]

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Euratom

Brussels, 28 March 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS  THE EURATOM ACQUIS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law […]

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Nuclear Energy Issues UK No Deal Notes

Nuclear Research Purpose This notice explains how civil nuclear research that the UK already undertakes with the EU will be affected in the unlikely event that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. It is relevant to all researchers and research organisations in the fields of nuclear fission research […]

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EU Withdrawal Notes CO2 Emissions

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL CLIMATE ACTION Brussels, 13 November 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES FOR CO2 STANDARDS FOR NEW PASSENGER CARS AND NEW LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to  withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the […]

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Trading Electricity UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice informs industry participants and other stakeholders about changes to the cross-border trading and supply of electricity in the event that the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place. Before 29 March 2019 The UK’s electricity markets are currently integrated (‘coupled’) into those of the EU, with common […]

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