The ENA Blog

Welcome to the new ENA blog.

We want you to engage in these discussions with us so please share your comments and observations on the topics here.

Through this Blog we are looking to share some of the policy areas being debated and encourage you to be part of the discussions.

By representing both the electricity and gas networks we are withough prejudice to the type of energy. Our members serve one purpose - to keep our lights on, our homes warm and delivering this vital service to the businesses and industries of our economies in the most safe, reliable and affordable way.

Please check back here regularly for updates, tweet about it - you can follow and reference us as @EnergyNetworks - and most importantly, engage in the debate.

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European Gas Regulatory Forum - Madrid

The opening of the 25th Meeting of the European Gas Regulatory Forum here in Madrid was today (6 May 2014) disrupted by a large group of employees of the Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) (the Forum’s venue) protesting at having not being paid for a number of months and accusing the President of the CNMC of cronyism.

ENA debates broadband in EU Parliament

This week (Tuesday 2 October) ENA provided insight and guidance for EU decision makers in Brussels, including MEPs and European Commission officials, at the European Parliament in a debate that addressed the ‘pros and cons’ of the electricity, gas and water companies sharing their existing infrastructure with telecommunications companies (Telcos) as they roll-out broadband across Europe.

Progress towards solution for SF6 ban

Discussions on the potential ban on the use of SF6 gas, which we highlighted in our press release two weeks ago, continue and ENA has met with key UK MEPs on the Environment Committee to brief them.

Why 2014? Why not 2015? Or 2016?

What is Brussels’ obsession with the 2014 timeline? Some time ago EU Heads of State agreed that the completion of the internal energy market in Europe would be ‘by 2014’. What is Brussels’ obsession with the 2014 timeline?

European Commission’s Internal Energy Market Review

ENA understands that the Energy Directorate within the European Commission is making good progress with its review of Europe’s internal energy market. It is expected to publish its findings on 17 October, and they should make for interesting reading.