Energy

  • COP21 – The EU’s second chance

    For the European Union (EU), the efforts towards a global climate agreement are more than just a political priority. Climate change is the guiding theme for many policies and early on the EU had the ambition to be the global leader in the fight against climate change. Consequently, the EU has introduced many far-reaching measures…

  • COP21 – What is in for business in Paris? #COP21

    With only 10 negotiation meetings left until COP21, the Council of the EU notes with concern the slow progress in the run-up to a global climate deal expected in December, in Paris. In our new Energy Flash FTI Consulting’s Energy team looks at some of the (un)official national commitments and how these will provide opportunities…

  • So proud of our outstanding success

    Julia Harrison, FTI Consulting Brussels’ Managing Partner, on our outstanding achievement at the recent EMEA Sabre Awards Tuesday’s EMEA Sabre Awards was a night of fantastic success for FTI Consulting. We were named EMEA Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year, won the Sabre Gold in Energy & Natural Resources for our Shale Gas Europe campaign,…

  • The EU Emission Trading System

    The Emission Trading System (ETS) is at the centre of the EU’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and EU leaders agreed to change the system to reach a stated 40% GHG emissions reduction target. However in the ten years since its launch it has become clear that the ETS is not functioning properly…

  • The Energy Union – A wiring scheme for Europe’s energy future

                      Energy Union is one of the main priorities of the Juncker Commission. The Communication adopted on 25 February outlines the strategy that evolves around five dimensions such as security of energy supply, internal energy market, decarbonisation and energy efficiency and lists the legislative and non-legislative initiatives…

  • CCS: A painful start for a promising technology

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is critical to achieve the reduction in CO2 emissions necessary to manage global warming and keep energy affordable. However uptake of CCS in the EU has been disappointing – despite political support – and not a single CCS facility in Europe is yet operational. Recent developments in the UK, where…

  • Europe’s energy future – destructive innovation and change

    Hosted by FTI Consulting Brussels’ Head of Energy Kerstin Duhme, FTI Consulting’s Ladies Who Lunch Network welcomed Susanne Nies, Head of the Distribution System Operators Unit at Eurelectric on Monday 26 January. With a wealth of experience in energy and power generation, Susanne shared a frank and refreshingly provocative view on Internal Energy Market, the…

  • cLIMAtalks were a storm cloud in the hottest year on record – watch out for the Paris typhoon! #COP21

    The intense negotiations in Lima were an important step toward a potential global climate deal in Paris in December 2015, but the future remains unclear. For many the outcome was far from sufficient; talks fell short of expectations as regards binding commitments on emission reduction targets and transparent reporting standards, which some say will make…

  • From Ugly Duckling to Superstar: how energy efficiency (almost) got to the top of the political agenda

    Energy efficiency has long been promoted at European level. The European Commission has certainly made great efforts to support it and to ensure that energy savings can contribute to the EU’s energy priorities, namely reduction of carbon emissions, lowering of energy costs and increase of energy independence. The EU has introduced energy efficiency targets, created…

  • European Commission 2014-2019

    On the 1st November, the 2014-2019 European Commission took office. The new structure, that has been shaped by President Jean-Claude Juncker, consists of seven Vice-Presidents who will steer and coordinate the work of twenty Commissioners. The below overview demonstrates the distribution of responsibilities among the Vice-Presidents and the Commissioners as well as the Heads of…

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