During the past few weeks, following the publication of RTE’s 2017 “Bilan prévisionnel”, rumours about a possible rethinking of the partial nuclear phase-out planned within 2025 spread out. RTE made a pragmatic analysis of long term possible scenarios for France’s electricity sector, with the maybe not surprising result that less nuclear generation entails higher expected CO2 emissions.
The Bonn conference ended up in a mixed result. Some progress was achieved, but differences on financing, implementation and coal phase-out remain. The U.S. is increasingly isolated, Will the world be ready one year from now to take concrete stepts to achieve the Paris Agreement goals?
The 2017 Italy’s National Energy Strategy is finally online, with good news for the anti-coal lobby and the environmentalists. The political intent to proceed with a coal phase-out for electricity generation within 2025 is confirmed, and a governance plan to make it possible is set up. This plan is in line with other European countries, which in the past few years have shown a growing commitment to get rid of coal as soon as possible.
Two years after the Cop21, the task of setting the details of the Paris Agreements implementation is given to the Cop23, will it live up to the challenge?
In the context of the ongoing debate about EU electricity market design the OIES is proposing an adaptive approach, informed by system thinking and based on evolutionary change, trying to properly address all the known relevant issues of the sector