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December Update: Energy and Environment

4 December 2017

With 2017 drawing to a close, the Estonian Presidency is moving to the end of its time at the helm, and thoughts are already turning to the Bulgarian Presidency due to run for the first half of 2018.

Look out for DeHavilland EU's special briefing on the new Bulgarian Presidency later this month, featuring everything you need to know about the incoming leaders and their policy programme.

It's also a crucial time in the Brexit negotiations, as anxious businesses seek clarity on the future shape of the relationship between the EU and the departing UK.

Here, Alexis Thuau, DeHavilland EU's Policy Analyst for Energy and Environment, gives you the lowdown on what to watch out for this December.

What's on the agenda this month

by Alexis Thuau, EU Policy Analyst

The Estonian Presidency will attempt to make a final push on a number of legislative files in the energy arena before concluding its time in charge.
In particular, on the Council side, the Presidency will strive to achieve compromises on the remaining parts of the clean energy package, namely on ACER, governance, electricity security of supply and electricity market legislation, as well as on renewable energy, in view of the last Energy Council of the year.
In Parliament, the ITRE Committee is scheduled to adopt its amendments to the governance regulation.
At a more advanced stage, trilogue negotiations on the energy performance of buildings directive will continue throughout the month.

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Alexis Thuau, EU Policy Analyst
Alexis Thuau
EU Policy Analyst

Alexis is responsible for DeHavilland EU’s energy, climate and environment portfolios. A graduate of Sciences-Po Aix-en-Provence and Pace University, he joined DeHavilland EU in 2015.