Past Event

Energy market developments in the UK

This was a presentation and discussion on energy market developments in the United Kingdom. The UK has been on the forefront of electricity and gas market liberalization in Europe. Recently, the UK seems to have shifted focus to ensuring security of supply. Some observers see this as heralding a paradigm shift throughout the union. This […]

Date: Mar 19 - Topic: Energy & Climate

This was a presentation and discussion on energy market developments in the United Kingdom. The UK has been on the forefront of electricity and gas market liberalization in Europe. Recently, the UK seems to have shifted focus to ensuring security of supply. Some observers see this as heralding a paradigm shift throughout the union.

This event was part of a Bruegel event series entitled: “Energy and Climate Exchange series 2012: member states energy market developments.” In this monthly series, panelists from different member states present on the burning issues being discussed in their country and on how national energy policies impact the single energy market.

This event covered the energy market developments in the United Kingdom. David Newbery, of the University of Cambridge, one of the foremost academic experts in the field of energy economics, spoke on the developments in the UK. Martin Crouch, a Partner at Ofgem responsible for leading the team which provides Ofgem’s input into the development of competitive and sustainable European energy markets, offered insight into a regulator’s perspective. Finally, Tim Abraham, of DECC in the UK government, provided the motivations for the developments from the policymaker’s perspective.

Speakers

  • David Newbery, Director of the EPRG, and Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge
  • Martin Crouch, Partner,European Strategy and Environment at the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets
  • Tim Abraham, Department of Energy and Climate Change in the UK government
  • Chair – Georg Zachmann, Research Fellow at Bruegel

Event materials

  • David Newbery, presentation – Energy market developments in the UK here
  • Martin Crouch, presentation – Energy market developments in the UK – NRA perspective here
  • Tim Abraham, presentation – UK Electricity Market Reform. The impact to generators & consumers here
Read article More by this author
 

Opinion

Why China should fear the EU's carbon border tax

Expect Beijing to soon start lobbying against the proposal.

By: Alicia García-Herrero Topic: Energy & Climate, Global Economics & Governance Date: July 26, 2021
Read article More on this topic More by this author
 

External Publication

A Safety Net for the Green Economy

How to protect workers hurt by the fight against climate change.

By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate Date: July 20, 2021
Read article More by this author
 

Blog Post

The European Union’s carbon border mechanism and the WTO

To avoid any backlash, the European Union should work with other World Trade Organisation members to define basic principles of carbon border adjustment mechanisms.

By: André Sapir Topic: Energy & Climate, Global Economics & Governance Date: July 19, 2021
Read article More on this topic
 

Blog Post

Making sure green household investment pays off

Policies are needed to support green fuel switching by households; support should be phased out as the carbon price rises.

By: Ben McWilliams and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: July 19, 2021
Read about event More on this topic
 

Upcoming Event

Sep
2
10:15

The role of the state in providing infrastructure for decarbonisation

Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 2 - Who should be responsible for providing crucial infrastructure for decarbonisation and how should it be managed?

Speakers: Jean-Bernard Lévy, Diederik Samsom, Simone Tagliapietra, Laurence Tubiana and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Palais des Academies, Rue Ducale 1
Read about event
 

Upcoming Event

Sep
3
10:15

Sustainable finance

Bruegel Annual Meetings, Day 3 - In this session on the final day of the Meetings, our panelists will discuss the future of finance and its sustainability.

Speakers: Maria Demertzis, Alberto De Paoli, Pierre Heilbronn and Alexandra Jour-Schroeder Topic: Energy & Climate, Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, Brussels
Read article More on this topic More by this author
 

Podcast

Podcast

A fitting plan for the European Green Deal?

How does the world's first roadmap for meeting climate goals stack up?

By: The Sound of Economics Topic: Energy & Climate Date: July 15, 2021
Read article More on this topic More by this author
 

Opinion

‘Fit-for-55’ package: Squaring the circle

The European Union finds itself at the centre of a three-dimensional puzzle. Burdens need to be shared between 450 million citizens, 25 million businesses and EU countries in a way that is acceptable to enough of them.

By: Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate Date: July 15, 2021
Read article More by this author
 

Blog Post

Fit for 55 marks Europe’s climate moment of truth

With Fit for 55, Europe is the global first mover in turning a long-term net-zero goal into real-world policies, marking the entry of climate policy into the daily life of all citizens and businesses.

By: Simone Tagliapietra Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 14, 2021
Read article Download PDF More on this topic More by this author
 

Policy Contribution

The risks from climate change to sovereign debt in Europe

European Union institutions and national fiscal authorities should incorporate climate risk in debt sustainability analysis.

By: Stavros Zenios Topic: Energy & Climate Date: July 8, 2021
Read article More on this topic More by this author
 

Opinion

Who should pay the climate bill?

If we need to get into a war-type mentality to fight climate change, we also need a war-type development plan, so that everyone manages the transition irrespective of their capacity.

By: Maria Demertzis Topic: Energy & Climate Date: July 7, 2021
Read about event
 

Past Event

Past Event

Ensuring competitiveness of low-carbon investments

At this event, speakers will introduce the core idea of commercialisation contracts, and then discuss key design elements. This includes whether contracts should be issued at the EU or national level, how competition for contracts should be organised, and which industries should be eligible for support.

Speakers: Natalia Fabra, Peter Handley, Ben McWilliams and Georg Zachmann Topic: Energy & Climate, European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: July 1, 2021
Load more posts