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Utilities Trends to Watch 2012 - Regulation and Policy
Datamonitor, December 2011, Pages: 29
A number of key developments in the European energy landscape will affect utilities in 2012. Utilities will need to proactively adjust for the impact of poor economic conditions, and adapt to tougher rules on decarbonization, energy efficiency, and consumer protection.
- Using expert analysis of regulation and policy changes set to shape 2012 you will be able to mitigate risk and plan your strategy accordingly.
- The EU's energy policies will likely result in a greater number of both challenges and opportunities for European energy utilities.
With insight into how key developments in the European energy utility landscape will affect your business in 2012, you will be able to proactively adjust for the impact of the recession on end-user energy demand. This key market trends report looks at what the major opportunities will be in 2012 to help you plan your strategy to profit from them.
Reasons to buy:
- Provides a comprehensive view of trends emerging in the European market to help with business and strategy planning.
- Analyzes the impact of the region’s key developments and what strategies companies should adopt as a consequence.
ENERGY REGULATION AND POLICY LANDSCAPE IN EUROPE
•Concrete legislative steps will follow the EU's energy strategy 2020 proposals
?The potential impact of the EU energy strategy 2020 on utilities
?Renewable energy support mechanisms
?Renewable energy 2020 targets versus achievements
CURRENT SCENARIO: CHANGING REGULATORY AND POLICY LANDSCAPE
•Evolving offshore wind power policy
?Some key markets will see a reduction in feed-in tariffs for solar photovoltaics
?Germany has transitioned from a scheduled reduction of tariffs to a more market-linked mechanism
?Italy adopted reducing tariffs based on volume of installations coupled with a cap on annual installations
?Spain reduced tariffs with retroactive effect
?France reduced tariffs drastically and imposed a ceiling on annual installations
?The Czech Republic slashed tariffs in half
?The UK reduced tariffs by half, but protected the interests of existing operators
•Developing the EU energy infrastructure priorities for
?Priority corridors for electricity, gas, and oil
?Preparing the longer-term networks
DEVELOPING THE POST-2020 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
•European energy strategy for the next decade will take into account longer term objectives, in the form of the Energy Roadmap
?Low-Carbon Economy Roadmap: a reduction in emissions by 2050 exceeding 90%
?Transport 2050 Roadmap: building a Single European Transport Area
?Energy Roadmap 2050: toward a low-carbon, sustainable power generation mix
?Summary of regulation and policy trends in
?Emerging solar PV markets in Europe need strong policy certainty to gain investor confidence
?A strong and clear offshore wind power policy will benefit wind farm developers
?EU's energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 are a boon for network operators
?The EU's Energy Roadmap 2050 will present unique opportunities and challenges
•Table: FiT price determination mechanisms
•Table: Europe renewable energy supporting regulatory policies,
•Table: Europe renewable energy supporting incentives and public financing policies,
•Table: Planned gas network corridors for
•Figure: The EU energy strategy
•Figure: EU renewable energy support mechanism
•Figure: Renewable energy's share of EU 27's final energy consumption in 2009 versus 2020 targets
•Figure: EU offshore wind power installed capacity (MW), 2000–10
•Figure: EU energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond
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