On 13 December, in an enthusiastic press release, the European Commission welcomed the political agreement reached on the same day between the European Parliament and the European Council on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), better known by its Irish acronym CBAM, whose principle is to tax the carbon content
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Each month, one of our experts publishes an article describing his view on a specific topic of the constant changes taking place in the energy market, with special focus on the French market.
The French capacity mechanism is on track to get the better of European rules
Up until this point, France has not been particularly noted for its punctuality in transposing the European Directives relating to the energy sector. In
An opportunity to seize
For a few weeks now, we’ve had a brand new President in France. More recently still, President Macron won a parliamentary majority, new in
Questioning the ARENH mechanism
During the presentation of its results for the first quarter of 2017 on 9 May 2017, EDF highlighted the negative impact on turnover in
Gas Storage: What’s the state of play?
Among the work left unfinished by the previous government, reforming third-party access to natural gas storage (ATS) features prominently. Indeed, significant preparation and consultation
When power capacity markets cross borderlines
Starting last December, a capacity market has been introduced in France. This compensation of generation capacities by peak period consumers, planned since 2010 by
This winter, we touched the limits of the French electricity system.
I would like to start this article by quoting F. Brottes, chairman of the French Transport System Operator (RTE), referring to Wednesday 25 January
LNG Surplus: Where did it go?
After a long period of decline, gas prices rose sharply in France from mid-2016 onwards: This trend, partly explained by the rise in oil
A “Winter package” which suits its name!
As the climax of a year which saw Brexit and the growing mistrust in member countries towards an organisation which is felt to be
Primary: change is on the way!
As attention in France is focused on the political primaries, another primary is being reorganised on the quiet: The primary reserve is the automatic