IR Governmental Affairs
Monthly Newsletter Issue 1 / 2016
To many of us the European Union and the regulation that is decided in Brussels remains somewhat of a mystery. As I have been working in Brussels the last ... years I would like to use the opportunity and present you with this IR newsletter which I will be sending out on a monthly basis. It will be short and informative, giving an overviw of ongoing legislation and its possible impacts on our business as well as shedding a /spotlight' on a selected area/topic/institution within the EU.
I would be happy to receive your input and questions or maybe even suggestions for a topic of one of the following editions.
What is this all about?
The EU's Energy Union strategy is made up of 5 closely related and mutually reinforcing dimensions.
Diversifying Europe's sources of energy and making better, more efficient use of energy produced within the EU.
A fully-integrated internal energy market
Using interconnectors which enable energy to flow freely across the EU - without any technical or regulatory barriers. Only then can energy providers freely compete and provide the best energy prices.
Consuming less energy in order to reduce pollution and preserve domestic energy sources. This will reduce the EU's need for energy imports.
Climate action - emission reduction
Renewing the EU Emissions Trading System, pushing for a global deal for climate change in Paris in December 2015, and encouraging private investment in new infrastructure and technologies.
Research and innovation
Supporting breakthroughs in low-carbon technologies by coordinating research and helping to finance projects in partnership with the private sector.