Power Purchase Agreements and Contracts for Differences: unraveling the complexity!
The EC’s Electricity Market Reform Proposal The European Commission (EU) has proposed a reform to its electricity market design. The idea behind the reform is to accelerate the transition to renewables and reduce the dependency on Russian gas before next winter (1). The reform also aims to make consumer bills less dependent on volatile fossil
European Commission temporarily relaxes State Aid measures in support of the Green Deal Industrial Plan
The European Commission has approved new measures via the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (TCTF) in support of the transition towards a net-zero economy. The Commission’s goal is to speed up investment and financing for clean tech production within the Union which, in turn, supports the European Green Deal as well as delivering on specific
EU Green Deal Industrial Plan – Latest developments from the European Commission
Net Zero Industrial Act The EU Green Deal Industrial Plan is quickly becoming reality. This ambitious plan announced by Ursula Von der Leyen one month ago (1) sets out a comprehensive approach to support a green-tech scale-up based on four pillars: 1) simplified regulatory environment, 2) mobilising private and public funding, 3) upskilling workforce and
War for Business – Challenges for Europe on the incentives playing field
As boldly stated by the president of the European Commission – Ursula von der Leyen, the European Union should undertake more concrete actions to counter the massive subsidy packages currently being offered by the Chinese government to companies in the clean-tech sector and beyond. In addition, the US has also recently implemented a new bill
The EU is preparing for an overhaul of the EU’s energy market: Flemish and EU incentives can help companies thrive in this new energy landscape
Europe is currently facing a double energy crisis. On the one hand, the geopolitical tensions with Russia have substantially reduced the supply of natural gas, putting into jeopardy the block’s ability to meet its energy demand. On the other hand, climate change and the need for a more sustainable energy future has become a pressing
How the EU mitigates the adverse consequences of Brexit – Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR)
The decision by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has had a significant impact on the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the Union. Largely because of the numerous obstacles this break-up presented to the trade in goods and services that were associated with the European Economic Area and its single market. To
What’s new on the incentive horizon? – January 2023 update
As the funding landscape is continuously evolving, new calls for proposals are opening regularly in different focus areas. With this short newsletter, we provide you an overview on the main funding opportunities and developments at European level as well as in Flanders, Belgium. Europe – New Eureka call for low carbon projects Eureka launched
What are the Belgian and European governments doing to support your company in tackling climate change during the energy crisis?
As a result of the active geopolitical tensions, both our households and businesses share the same burden of rising energy costs and continuous inflation. In parallel our continuous battle against climate change is still ongoing. Fortunately, the European Commission, together with national and regional governments haven’t forgotten about this pressing issue. As a matter of