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German utility firm RWE AG has announced it will sell off its gas grid within two years to avoid further anti-trust actions by Brussels over suspected abuse of market dominance. The move comes one week before a key ministerial meeting on energy liberalisation. RWE, Germany’s second largest electricity producer, says it wants to avoid “protracted… » read more

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The Commission’s controversial proposals to complete the liberalisation of the EU gas and electricity markets are entering a critical phase as Parliament prepares for a decisive vote in May. But the tight schedule is now leading some to speculate that an agreement could be delayed.MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy… » read more

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Ownership unbundling is the most debated and conflicting issue of the third energy liberalisation package. This is unfortunate. Firstly, there is no fundamental reason for a controversy. Ownership unbundling has undoubtedly more advantages than drawbacks from a general economic perspective. Secondly, it is not the first priority to improve the internal electricity market. Ownership unbundling… » read more

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