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North-Western European price coupling is key for future energy market integration

European regional day-ahead price coupling is poised to take a major step forward in November 2013 when the Central European block couples with the Nordic and UK markets. Datamonitor expects to see further price convergence and reduced price volatility in the long term, but these effects will be incremental due to the intra-regional coupling that has already taken place.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Aug 2013
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Cuadrilla: Why Datamonitor thinks shale gas merits support

Shale gas has already reduced annual emissions in the US by more than the combined efforts of all renewables, simply by substituting high emissions coal power generation with low emissions gas power generation. The potential exists in the UK to reduce emissions in the same way while lowering gas prices, alleviating fuel poverty, and improving national energy security.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2013
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Give the Green Deal a chance - Rome wasn't insulated in a day

The DECC's latest monthly update on the Green Deal has revealed that only one project has gone "live" so far. Although this slow start may appear to indicate certain failure for a scheme announced to great fanfare, this is not the statistic we should be paying attention to at this point.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Aug 2013
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One-upmanship continues in the SME market, with SSE the latest to join the fray

SSE has followed British Gas' and npower's lead and ended the practice of automatic rollover contracts for SME customers, as predicted in my previous comment piece "British Gas first to end auto-rollover SME contracts it won't be the last." Although this is generally a good result for customers, it could have some unwanted consequences.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Aug 2013
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EDF price rises still leave French consumers on a good deal

The French government applied the first of two 5% increases in EDF's regulated domestic electricity prices on August 1, 2013. The second rise will take place in 2014, according to the French energy ministry. Yet despite the increases, French consumers will still be paying among the lowest power tariffs in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2013
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British Gas considers free electricity in the UK

In Centrica's half yearly presentation CEO Sam Laidlaw has given a tantalizing hint that the group's UK subsidiary British Gas is considering replicating a US scheme offering free power to smart meter-enabled domestic customers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2013
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EU solar manufacturers challenge China trade deal

An agreement has been reached in the solar panel trade dispute between the EU and China. European manufacturers are not satisfied with the result, however, and intend to take further legal action to remedy the damage caused by illegal dumping of Chinese solar panels in the EU.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2013
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French blackout fears mirror those in the UK

France's national transmission operator RTE has underlined heightened risks to electricity security in 2016, echoing similar fears expressed across the channel by UK energy regulator Ofgem for 2015-16.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2013
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German solar market drives European demand for smart inverters

Datamonitor's "European Solar Integration Issues" (EN00037-084) looks at strategies used in European power markets for coping with the rapid growth of PV and the role of smart inverters.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2013
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British Gas first to end auto-rollover SME contracts - it won't be the last

British Gas has become the first supplier to call time on the practice of automatically rolling over SME customers onto new contracts. The move should benefit customers, but it represents bad news for brokers.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2013

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