EEX Panel Discussion: Future challenges for energy markets
Regulation and national energy policy vs. market-based and European approaches
On 5th September 2013, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) hosted a panel discussion in London with five high-level energy sector experts to consider several important questions regarding the future of the EU energy markets. The topics discussed covered the further integration of renewable energy sources, future market design and the role of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
Financial Year 2011: EEX achieves Record Result in a Difficult Market Environment
In the financial year 2011, which was successful both in terms of EEX’s strategy and business operations, European Energy Exchange AG (EEX) generated new record results. In spite of an uncertain market environment and a certain reserve on the part of the market participants because of the financial crisis and on account of the turn in energy policy in Germany, EEX succeeded in further expanding its position as the leading European energy exchange. The sales revenue of the Leipzig-based energy exchange increased by 6 percent to EUR 45.6 million (previous year: EUR 43.2 million). Earnings before taxes (EBT) even increased by 8 percent to EUR 17.2 million (2010: EUR 15.9 million).
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CO2 Panel Discussion: “The European Carbon Market in 2012” On 28 February 2012, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) hosted a Panel Discussion on “The European Carbon Market in 2012” for journalists in Brussels – right at the heart of European policy making. In particular, the discussion considered the current state of the EU ETS, asking whether its effectiveness is at stake at current price levels, and whether this is a case for political intervention (e.g. for a “set-aside” of emission allowances).
In 2012 the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), will make its transition from the second to the third trading period, and will enter a whole new stage of maturity. This comes along with a widening of scope (e.g. inclusion of the aviation sector) but also further harmonization within the system (e.g. introduction of a central EU registry and greater importance of auctioning for the allocation of allowances). How these significant changes are managed will therefore be crucial for both the functioning and credibility of the EU ETS. This is especially true at a time, where prices in the European carbon markets are hitting record lows, putting general question marks behind the further outlook of carbon trading in Europe.
Is the EU ETS’s effectiveness at stake at current price levels, and is this a case for political recalibration? This panel discussion will consider the pros and cons of political intervention and discuss the likely effects on the carbon market. Which implications can the voting of the European Parliament’s Industry Committee on the “set-aside” of EUAs have (scheduled for 28 February)? Furthermore, how do the large amounts of auctioned allowances fit it into the gloomy price scenario of an oversupplied market and which role and prospects can the aviation sector have in this context, given the massive international disputes that have surrounded its inclusion into the EU ETS?
- Peter Reitz (European Energy Exchange, CEO)
- Bas Eickhout (Member of the European Parliament, Environment Committee)
- Raphael Calel (London School of Economics, Grantham Institute on Climate Change and Environment)
- Trevor Sikorski (Barclays Capital, Head of Environmental Market Research)
- Stig Schjølset (Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, Head of Carbon Analysis)
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visits EEX
On 19 August 2010 Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX). Together with a delegation comprising Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen, Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich and Mayor of the City of Leipzig Burkhard Jung she acquainted herself with the exchange on site.
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel visits EEX
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Visit of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel at EEX on 19 August 2010
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|Press statement of the Federal Chancellor on the occasion of her visit to European Energy Exchange AG (German)|
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|Information on the visit of the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (German)|
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