Scope Ratings says Europe’s autumn energy crisis has created its share of short- and medium-term winners – including some traders, generators and integrated suppliers – and losers such as unhedged suppliers and consumers. The real benefit would be an energy-policy rethink.
The Spanish government sent a letter last week to the European Commission, in which it urged the region to adopt a common response to the electricity problem at the European level. The letter called for a reform of the wholesale electricity market and the creation of a European gas purchasing platform and strategic reserves. However, the institution dismissed Spain’s request. It will limit itself to guiding member states on measures to temporarily reduce the electricity bill within the margins of EU regulations.
BRUSSELS | By Alexandre Mato | The EU hopes to set up a new policy framework targeting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by improving renewable energy by 2030. The continent´s energy efficiency would be improved with utilities companies and operators operating under the auspices of the directive. It could be a crucial step, designed to save €100bn annually for consumers –most of them households.