Energy

  • State of the Energy Union – the starting shot to the year of delivery

    “We have successfully decoupled growth from emissions, but 2016 will be the Energy Union Year of Delivery”, was one of the key messages of Vice President Šefčovič in his presentation of the first ever State of the Energy Union. From the volume and breadth of information published it is clear that the Commission means business…

  • Euro-Mediterranean Energy Cooperation and the Prospects for Gas

    Energy cooperation in South-East Europe and the Mediterranean is a central element of the EU’s goal of delivering a stable, secure and thriving Mediterranean gas market that gives people across the region secure, competitive and sustainable energy. To that end the EU, together with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) established three platforms: one on regional electricity markets, one…

  • 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…

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