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Energy and climate

The international consequences of lower energy prices

By Tania Zgajewski (17-11-2015)

In Commentaries

Energy prices are currently low. Various developments have influenced this situation. What are the consequences and how long will it last?  The author tries to give some brief answers. read more…

Monday, 30 November 2015

BLUE GOLD CONFERENCE. Water matters – Could the EU do more to manage the water challenge within and beyond its borders?

High Level Seminar from 15:00 - 17:30

This Policy Dialogue was organised by European Policy Centre in collaboration with Egmont to mark the end of the project on “Blue Gold – Managing the water challenge in and outside the EU”.  read more…

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

High Level Conference – What are the European stakes towards COP21 and beyond?

High Level Conference

After the three successful Symposia on the Security of EU’s electricity and gas supply as well as on reforming the EU ETS, Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations and the Development Group organised a High-Level Conference on the European stakes towards COP21 and beyond. read more…

The rise of capacity mechanisms: are they inevitable in the European Union?

By Tania Zgajewski (05-10-2015)

In Egmont papers

These last years, in multiple Member States, the electricity markets have seen the rapid emergence of Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms (CRMs). They are meant to guarantee the stability of the electricity system in a more uncertain context. read more…

According to the International Energy Agency’s climate projections, the EU 2030 Energy Strategy will be insufficient

By Tania Zgajewski (22-09-2015)

In Commentaries

As COP 21 fast approaches, it has seemed interesting to have a quick look at the projections contained in the recent IEA report on energy and climate change in order to see what they mean for the climate negotiations to come. read more…

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

What is at stake with the UN conference on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris in December 2015?

Conference at 18.00 hrs

The conference was introduced by Pr. Olivier de Schutter, President of Association pour les Nations-Unies (APNU) and Professor of International Law at Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), as well as Clémentine d’Oultremont, Senior Research Fellow at Egmont Institute. read more…

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Third Symposium – Reforming the EU ETS: Striking the right balance between the EU objectives of decarbonisation and competitiveness

Third Symposium

On the 8th of September 2015, Egmont – The Royal Institute for International Relations and the Development Group held the 3rd Symposium of the 2015 series of events dedicated to the European Energy Transition. Around 120 representatives from EU institutions, the economic sector, Member States and other key stakeholders discussed the reform proposal of the EU Emissions Trading System in order to evaluate if it strikes the right balance between the EU objectives of decarbonisation and competitiveness. read more…

Putin in Africa

By François Koch, Jean-Christophe Hoste (25-06-2015)

In Africa Policy Briefs

This Africa Policy Brief analyses why Russia’s renewed Africa policy is an extension of its political ambition to build strategic control over energy networks. African leaders insist that dealing with Russia diversifies their political and economic read more…

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Second Symposium – Securing gas supply within an integrated European market

Second Symposium

On the 23rd of June 2015 – Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations and the Development Group held the 2nd Symposium of the 2015 series of events dedicated to the European Energy Transition. read more…

The EU’s 2030 agenda and the Energy Union: Member States’ bargaining positions and the way forward

By Daniel Scholten, Inga Ydersbond, Isabella Alloisio, Thomas Sattich, Tor Håkon Inderberg (13-05-2015)

In Commentaries

The EU’s 2030 climate and energy package and the Energy Union have both the ambition to create a framework that will lead the energy sector towards decarbonisation. However, if the legislative process to implement both these legislations read more…